Dr. Ana-Maria Croicu is a Professor of Mathematics and Graduate Faculty at Kennesaw State University, and a Courtesy Professor with the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University. Before coming to Kennesaw State University, she was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Dr. Croicu has a very broad training and expertise in Theoretical Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Electrical Engineering.
She received her Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics with Minor in Statistics (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.
Since she was hired at Kennesaw State University, Dr. Croicu has generated over $1.2 million in external funding from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Croicu's research has been published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Applied Mathematics and Computation, and Results in Mathematics, and presented at numerous national and international conferences.
She was a Visiting Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, CA in 2010 and 2012 (Faculty Spotlight). Dr. Croicu is also the director of the NSF S-STEM Program which supports academically talented but financially disadvantaged students at Kennesaw State University 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;
- Mathematical modelling;
- Computational electromagnetism and fluid dynamics.
Her major teaching accomplishments are:
2019-2020 Kennesaw State University Outstanding Online Teaching Award
2017 Finalist USG Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award for Teaching
2015-2016 Cobb County Teacher of the Year
2014-2015 Kennesaw State University Outstanding Teaching Award
2011-2012 College of Science and Mathematics Distinguished Teaching Award
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