Staff profile

Dr Ovidiu Bagdasar

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics




College of Engineering and Technology


Electronics, Computing and Mathematics

Research centre

Data Science Research Centre


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Module Leader

Programme Leader: MSc Computational MathematicsMSc Big Data Analytics

Maths&Computing: Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator

Placement Tutor: Mathematics students (2012-)

International Recruitment Tutor: Mathematics Programs

Outreach coordinator: Mathematics (selection and training of students for outreach activities)

PhD Students: Andy Baker, Craig Bower, Sam O'Neill 

Motto: "All what is correct thinking is either mathematics or feasible to be transposed in a mathematical model." (G. Moisil 1906 - 1973)

Professional interests

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Income generation and Research projects 

1. URSS (Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme) 

Project 2017 - 041: "On the geometry and applications of complex recurrent sequences" £2200 (March 2017)

2. PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-1835: Computational Models for the reproduction of ceramic colors (co-investigator, 103K Euros) (August 2017)

3. DANCOP (with Outreach, School Liaison): £9420  (March 2018)

4. OCIS (On-Line Campus Internship Scheme): 120 posts for three students (March 2018)

5. Newton and IMU proposals on Water Management Optimisation with collaborators from South Africa (decision pending)

Membership of professional bodies




Recent conferences

Invited lectures and seminars

  1. Mechanics and Astronomy Research Seminar (30 min): "The role of lubrication in cell adhesion: deterministic results and simulations for a simplified theoretical cell model"            
  2. Complex Analysis Research Seminar (30 min): "On the geometric patterns produced by Horadam sequences in the complex plane"
  3. Analysis and Optimization Research Seminar (60 min): Extremal properties of generalized convex vector-valued functions  

Conference presentations and posters


Experience in industry

2014: Bosch Thermotechnology (VSM - Value Stream Mapping)

2017: IPEC Alba Iulia (Ceramics coloring project)

2017: UPN (Logistics, Maths Group Proect at UoD)

2018: Maple, Vretta (Mathematical Education Software)


International experience

New Erasmus+ links:  

1.  Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania (Mathematics and Computer Science): Erasmus+@UBB  (Dec 2014, Lead Dr. Ovidiu Bagdasar)

2. "1 DECEMBRIE 1918" University, Romania (Computer Science, Mathematics, Business): Erasmus+@UAB (Dec 2014, Lead Dr. Ovidiu Bagdasar)

3. Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (Mathematics): Erasmus+@Bogazici (Nov 2015, Lead Dr. Ovidiu Bagdasar) 

4. University of Maribor, Slovenia (Mathematics): Erasmus+@Maribor (Dec 2015, Lead Dr. Ovidiu Bagdasar) 

5. Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal (Computer Science and Mathematics) Erasmus+@UBI (Jul 2017, Lead Dr. Virginia Franquerra)

6. University of Catania, Italy (Mathematics and Statistics, ICT)  Erasmus+@Catania (Mar 2018, Lead Prof. Antonio Liotta) 

7. University of Calabria, Italy (Mathematics and Statistics, ICT)  Erasmus+@Calabria (Mar 2018, Lead Prof. Antonio Liotta)

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Recent publications


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