Ana-Maria Croicu, Professor of Mathematics, received her Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics (Dissertation Title: "Single- and Multiple-objective Stochastic Programming Models with Applications to Aerodynamics") from the Florida State University in 2005, her Ph.D. in Mathematics (Dissertation Title: "Equilibrum Problems in Engineering and Economics") from the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2001, her B.S. degree in Mathematics from the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1995, and her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1995 and 1994, respectively.
Dr. Croicu's research has been published in AIAA Journal, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications and Applied Mathematics and Computation, supported by NSF, and presented at numerous national and international conferences. She was a Visiting Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in 2010 and 2012 (Faculty Spotlight). Dr. Croicu is the director of the NSF S-STEM program which supports academically talented but financially disadvantaged students who would otherwise have difficulties reaching their academic/career goals.
Her research interest areas are:
- Optimal Control. Optimization;
- Uncertainty quantification. Stochastic optimization;
- Multi-objective optimization. Nash equilibrium;
- Variational inequalities;
- Computational electromagnetism and fluid dynamics.
Her major teaching accomplishments are: