Welcome to the website of Salvatore ‘Salvo’ Tringali


As of Mar 2019, I am an associate professor in the College of Mathematics and Computer Science at Hebei Normal University (HebNU), teaching ‘Topics in algebra and combinatorics’ (FW 2019‒2020, BS degree), ‘Combinatorics’ (FW 2019‒2020, MS degree), ‘Scientific writing’ (FW 2019‒2020, MS degree), and ‘Graph theory’ (SS 2019, MS degree) to graduate and undergraduate students in mathematics, statistics, and/or computer science.

Together with Liping Yuan, I co-organize a seminar (primarily addressed to grads and senior undergrads) that covers a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics; and in my spare time, I enjoy traveling and hiking, singing karaoke, and playing volleyball with colleagues and students.

Research. I like different things, including additive combinatorics, classical analysis, discrete mathematics, elementary number theory, factorization theory, functional equations, and group and semigroup theory.

Academic timeline. Before arriving at HebNU, I moved around quite a bit. In some detail, I was I hold a PhD in Mathematics, obtained from the Université de LyonJean Monnet campus under the advisorship of Alain Plagne and François Hennecart. I defended my thesis (‘Some Questions in Combinatorial and Elementary Number Theory’) in Nov 2013.

All this comes after an Intra-European Fellowship (from the Marie Curie Actions program) I was awarded in Dec 2010: The grant financed an individual project of 24 months (May 2011‒Apr 2013), carried out at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis LionsUPMC, Sorbonne Universités under the supervision of Yvon Maday and essentially aimed at a career shift (before moving to France, I had got a PhD in computational electromagnetics at Università Mediterranea under the guidance of Giovanni Angiulli and worked for many years in the same research field).

Trivia. I have a younger sister, Margherita, and two wonderful nieces, Anjana (born May 9, 2017) and Yunha (born Feb 23, 2019), who live in Paris; own a small farm, run by my beloved parents, Angelo and Vittoria, in the countryside of my hometown, in the far south of Italy; and have been reading ‘Il nome della rosa’ at least once a year since I was 15.

Last update: Sept 1, 2019