I am Programme Leader for MSc Computational Mathematics, MSc Big Data Analytics and Departmental Coordinator for Mathematics and Computing for Erasmus+. I have been Placement Tutor for Mathematics students since 2012 and I am the International Recruitment Tutor for Mathematics programs and MSc Big Data. I am also Outreach Coordinator for Mathematics, selecting and training students for outreach activities.
Motto: "All what is correct thinking is either mathematics or feasible to be transposed in a mathematical model." (G. Moisil 1906 - 1973)
I hold BSc (2006), MSc (2007) Mathematics from UBB Cluj (Romania), PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2011 (EST Marie Curie Fellow, Nottingham) and PhD in Pure Mathematics in 2015 (UBB Cluj). I joined the University of Derby (UoD) in 2012 as a Lecturer in Mathematics when I became a member of IMA and Fellow of the HEA. In 2015, I became Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Erasmus Departmental Coordinator for Mathematics and Computing. Since 2016 I involved students in URSS, Erasmus and research.
I am a member of the International Society for Difference Equations (2017-), American Mathematical Society (2014-), Romanian Mathematical Society (2013-) and the Marie Curie Alumni Network (2011-). I am an active member of the newly established Research Centre in Data Science at the University of Derby.
My teaching is informed by research in areas including number theory, optimization, computational, discrete and industrial mathematics, and also mathematical education, with a focus on maths anxiety. I have been responsible for teaching some UG and PG modules:
3. DANCOP (with Outreach, School Liaison): £9420 (March 2018)
4. OCIS (On-Line Campus Internship Scheme): 120 posts for three students (March 2018)
My research interests include number theory, optimization, computational, discrete and industrial mathematics, but also mathematical education, with a focus on maths anxiety.
In 2018, I had articles accepted in Neural Networks, Journal of Global Optimization, Carpathian J Math, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation and Asian Journal of Control. I have authored work with 40 collaborators from UK, India, Romania, Spain, China and Kuwait.
Some of my UG students have produced original research, disseminated through International Symposiums, Mathematical Magazines, or journal papers.
Four of my students have been awarded URSS bursaries to undertake research stages in Romania (Eve H. - Recurrent sequences 2016, Manzal and Chandni M. - Ceramics modelling2018) and Kenya (Navraj G - Sustainable agriculture 2018)
27 June-1 July 2018: ICVANO, Martin Luther University, Halle (oral presentation on transportation modelling)
16-20 December 2017: Fourth Conference on Optimization Methods and Software (talk: Transportation management: On the interplay between Optimization and Equilibrium problems) (with N. Popovici and S. Berry), Cuba
25-28 September 2017: FGI 2017 (talk: Transportation management: methods and algorithms for solution) (with N. Popovici and S. Berry), Padeborn, Germany
09.2018 Preda Mihailescu (Professor, Gottingen): “With Mathematics on the road”(Public lecture)
11.2017 Nicolae Popovici (Professor, UBB cluj): New algorithms for solving discrete vector optimization problems
09.2017 Valeriu Anisiu (Professor UBB Cluj Napoca, Romania): Solving difficult mathematical problems with Computer Algebra Systems (focus on Maple)
03.2016 Dr. Ioan Lucian Popa (UAB Alba Iulia, Romania):Dynamical Systems: A state-of-the-art survey
10.2015 Ashley Buckner (Senior OR Analyst, GORS): “From Electrons to the Unemployed: A (Rather) Random Walk through Maths, Statistics and Modelling
02.2015 Colm Mulcahy (Professor of Mathematics, US):“Mathemagic with a deck of cards”
10.2013 Dr Daniel Porumbel (Lille, France): “Upper and Lower Bounds for Capacitated Arc Routing”
Experience in industry
2018: Maple (Mathematical Education Software – now deployed at University of Derby for developing E-Assessment in Maths)
This product allows the testing of advanced mathematics, offering step-by-step solutions and automatic marks.
2018: Vretta – Numeracy skills platform. 3 Pilot projects deployed at University of Derby starting from September 2018.
In Summer 2018 we have implemented the Advanced Numeracy Skills certificate (4CC503 Computational Maths and 3EJ502 Preliminary Mathematics) and Essential Numeracy Skills certificate (for Careers Futures Awards), to be granted by University of Derby and Vretta.
2017: IPEC Alba Iulia (Ceramics coloring project)
2017: UPN (Logistics, Maths Group Proect at University of Derby)
2014: Bosch Thermotechnology (VSM - Value Stream Mapping)
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)
June 2019: Nevsehir University, Turkey
May 2019: UBB Cluj Napoca, Romania
January 2019: UAB Alba Iulia, Romania
October 2018: Nevsehir University, Turkey
January 2018: UAB Alba Iulia, Romania
May 2018: UBB Cluj, Romania
May 2017: UAB Alba Iulia, Romania
January 2017: UBB Cluj, Romania
May 2016: UBB Cluj, Romania
January 2016: UAB Romania, Alba Iulia, Romania (visited first Erasmus+ Maths student from Derby)
May 2015: UBB Cluj, Romania
March 2015: UAB Romania, Alba Iulia, Romania
Mar 2019 - Dr Ioan Lucian Popa, UAB Alba Iulia, Romania
Feb 2019 - Dr Mehmet Sari, Nesen Erturgul, Nevsehir, Turkey
Sept 2018 - Dr Ioan Lucian Popa, UAB Alba Iulia, Romania
May 2018 - Professor Nicolae Popovici - UBB Cluj Romania
Sept 2017 - Professor Valeriu Anisiu - UBB Cluj Romania
May 2017 - Professor Nicolae Popovici - UBB Cluj Romania
Mar 2017 - Dr Ioan Lucian Popa, UAB Alba Iulia, Romania
Jun 2016 - Dr Zalan Bodo - UBB Cluj Romania
May 2016 - Professor Nicolae Popovici - UBB Cluj Romania
Mar 2016 - Dr Ioan Lucian Popa, UAB Alba Iulia, Romania
May 2015 - Professor Nicolae Popovici - UBB Cluj, Romania
Erasmus PhD students:
July-Sept 2018: Elif Tekin (PhD student, Belikeshir, Turkey) Project: Water Treatment Optimization
Sept 2017-Jan 2018: Imre Szigmond (PhD student, UBB Cluj, Romania) Project: Gamification within Higher Education
November 2017: Research visit to IPEC Alba Iulia as part of the Research Project CMRCC
February 2017: Research visit to the Ramanujan Centre for Higher Mathematics, Alagappa University, India
September 2016: Research visit to UAB and IPEC Alba Iulia, RO
UoD Workshop on "Effective Mathematical Education: Improving accessibility, reducing anxiety” (5 December 2018)
UoD Workshop on “Current issues in the Mathematical Education” (11 April 2018)
V. Lowndes, O. B., S. Berry: Chapter 6 "Case Studies: Using Heuristics" in Guide to Computational Modelling for Decision Processes: Theory, Algorithms, Techniques and Applications (Springer, 2017)
O. B., N. Popovici, S. Berry:Sect. 7.3 "Transportation management: methods and algorithms" in Guide to Computational Modelling for Decision Processes: Theory, Algorithms, Techniques and Applications (Springer, 2017)
Pratap, R. Raja, C. Sowmiya, O. Bagdasar, J. Cao, G. Rajchakit, Global projective lag synchronization of fractional order memristor based BAM neural networks with mixed time varying delays, Asian Journal of Control (2018) [Impact Factor: 1.528]
Andrica, O. Bagdasar, Some remarks on a general family of complex polynomials, Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics [IF: 0.887] (accepted, Dec 2018)
D. Andrica, O. Bagdasar, A new formula for the coefficients of Gaussian polynomials (Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii Ovidius Constanta) [IF: 0.452]
Andrica, O. Bagdasar, On cyclotomic polynomial coefficients, Malaysian Journal of Mathematics 12pp
I-L. Popa, T. Ceausu, O. Bagdasar, Ravi P. Agarwal, Characterizations of generalized exponential trichotomies for linear discrete-time systems (Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii Ovidius Constanta) [IF: 0.452] (to appear 2019)
O. Bagdasar, S. Berry, S. O’Neill, N. Popovici, R. Ramachandran: Traffic Assignment: Methods and Simulations for an Alternative Formulation of the Fixed Demand Problem, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (2019) [IF: 1.476]
Andrica, O. Bagdasar, Some remarks on 3-partitions of multisets”, Proc. of 2nd IMA TCDM’18, Electronic Notes in Discrete Math, Elsevier 70 (2018), 1-8.
O. Bagdasar, R.-J. Tatt, On some new arithmetic functions involving prime divisors and perfect powers, Proc. of 2nd IMA TCDM’18, Electronic Notes in Discrete Math, Elsevier 70 (2018), 9-15.
G. Bagdasaryan, O. Bagdasar, On an arithmetic triangle of numbers arising from inverses of analytic functions, Proc. of 2nd IMA TCDM’18, Electronic Notes in Discrete Math, Elsevier 70 (2018), 17-24.
O. B., Using Computer Tests to Teach Mathematics - A Study Case, 4th International Symposium "Mathematical Education in the Current European Context", Romania (2013).
O. B., The Number of Pairs of Integers with the Same lcm, 3rd International Symposium "Mathematical Education in the Current European Context", Romania (2012).
Open Questions and Symposium papers:
M. Stubley, O.B., On the role of Open Questions in the Mathematical Education, 7th International Symposium "Mathematical Education in the Current European Context", December 16th, Romania (2016)
G. Illsley, O.B., Understanding the fear of mathematics: Recipes for students and teachers, 8th International Symposium "Mathematical Education in the Current European Context", December 16th, Romania (2017).
O.B. and M. Stubley, On OQ.3184, Octogon Math. Mag, 24 (2) (2016)
O.B. and M. Stubley, On OQ.4595 and OQ.4537, Octogon Math. Mag, 25 (1) (2017)
O.B., A. Birnie, C. Pissarides and A. Ahmad, On OQ.3166 and OQ.3484 in Octogon Math. Mag, 24 (2) (2016)
O.B., A. Birnie, C. Pissarides and A. Ahmad, On OQ.3928, On OQ.4259, On OQ.4537 in Octogon Math. Mag, 25 (1) (2017)
O.B., R. Connis and A. Baker: On OQ.4836 and OQ.4837 in Octogon Math. Mag, 25 (1) (2017)