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



I am Module Leader for:

I am Programme Leader for MSc Computational MathematicsMSc 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.

My current PhD students are Craig Bower, Sam O'Neill, Lucia Cavallaro, Enrico Ferrara. My past PhD Students are Andrew Bower, Haresh Singh Kainth (2014).

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

Professional interests

Academic interests:

Income generation and Research projects 

1. URSS (Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme) - £2000/project  

URSS 2017-041 Project: "On the geometry and applications of complex recurrent sequences"

Eve Hedderwick prepared a poster, attended TREPAM’17, co-authored a paper with me (published in ENDM) and gave the VoT 2018.  

URSS 2018-054 Project: "Automatic Design and Correction of Ceramic Colours"

Manzal and Chandni Mohammad visited UAB Alba Iulia between July-September 2018 as Erasmus training students.

URSS 2018-073 Project: "Water Management and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Agriculture Under Climate Change" (with T. Wilmshurst)

Navraj Ghataure studied the potential of using renewable energy by 6 farms in Kenya during the summer of 2018. 

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)

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Experience in industry

2014: Bosch Thermotechnology (VSM - Value Stream Mapping)

2017: IPEC Alba Iulia (Ceramics coloring project)

2017: UPN (Logistics, Maths Group Proect at University of Derby)

2018: Maple (Mathematical Education Software – now deployed at University of Derby for developing E-Assessment in Maths)

2018: Vretta – Numeracy skills platform. 3 Pilot projects deployed at University of Derby starting from September 2018.



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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