Rodica Curtu

Associate Professor
PhD, University of Pittsburgh 2003


Contact information

Department of Mathematics
University of Iowa
225F MacLean Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1419

Phone: (319)-335-0744
Departmental fax: (319) 335-0627
Email: rodica-curtu@uiowa.edu



            

Fall 2019

Office Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM (Room 225F MLH), or by appointment

Teaching:
MATH:3600    Introduction to Differential Equations
      MWF 10:30 -11:20 (Room 214 MLH)   &   2:30 - 3:20 PM (Room 210 MLH)
      Textbook: W.E. Boyce and R.C. DiPrima - Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 11-th ed, ISBN: 978-1-119-37575-3



Other Appointments

- Faculty of AMCS - Program in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences (University of Iowa)
- Full member of the Delta Center - Development and Learning from Theory to Application
- Affilate member, Human Brain Research Lab, University of Iowa

Mathematical Biology Group

We have an active group of faculty and students interested in Mathematical Biology. We organize weekly seminars and lunch meetings. If you are a student or a visitor at the University of Iowa interested in the topic, or you would just like to join us, let us know!

Sonia Kovalevsky Day

This is an event organized by the University of Iowa that seeks to engage young women through a variety of hands-on problem solving and learning activities. High school aged women, their educators, and parents or guardians are invited to a day-long program featuring workshops, talks, and panels of professionals, and opportunities for social interaction among those who share a passion for math. Here is a picture from the Sonia Kovalevsky Day 2012.

Awards/ Funding

NSF IIS-1515678 (PI)
      
CRCNS: Collaborative Research: Dynamic Models of Human Auditory Perceptual Switching Informed by Large-Scale ECoG Recordings (9/01/2015-8/31/2019)
NSF BCS-1029082 (Co-PI)
       The Emergence of Cognitive Flexibility in Neural-Behavioral Systems (10/01/2010-6/30/2016)
NSF DMS-1347717 (PI)
       Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Methods: From Neuroscience to Other Biological Applications (3/01/2014-2/28/2015)
NSF DMS-1025483 (Co-PI)
       CMG Research: On the Quest for Power Laws in Floods: Developing Numerical and Analytical Tools (9/15/2010-8/31/2014)
Simons Foundation Grant (PI)
       2013 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics
2012 AWM-NSF Travel Award
2010 University of Iowa Presidential Faculty Fellowship Award

Conferences (Organizer / Member of the Scientific Committee)

Organizer
March 10-12, 2014: Conference on Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Methods: From Neuroscience to Other Biological Applications, Pittsburgh, PA

Program / Scientific Committee
June 24-26, 2019: The 5-th International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS), Copenhagen, Denmark

April 13, 2019: 7th Midwest Women in Mathematics Symposium, Iowa City, IA

June 11-13, 2018: The 4-th International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS), Antibes Juan les Pins, France

June 8-10, 2015: The 1-st International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS), Antibes Juan les Pins, France

November 24-26, 2014: 3rd International Conference on Complex Dynamical Systems: New Mathematical Concepts and Applications in Life Sciences, TOBB Economy and Technology University, Ankara, Turkey

Research/ Publications

Teaching


Postdocs

Xiayi Wang (2015-2017)
       Current position: Data Scientist, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, New Jersey

Graduate Students

Present
Pake Melland
Anh P Q Nguyen

Past
Aarati Mahat
       PhD 2018; Lecturer, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Superior, WI
Joe Ambrose
       PhD 2016 (Co-advisor: John Spencer, Psychology); Works for the Government
Morgan Fonley
       PhD 2015; Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Alma College, MI
Jeannine Abiva
       PhD 2013; Scientist/Applied Mathematician at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division
Danilo Diedrichs
       PhD 2012; Associate Professor (Tenured), Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Wheaton College, IL

Undergraduate Students

2012-2013
Guanyu Wang - URA (Outcome 2013: PhD graduate student, Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University)
2010-2011
Maxwell Turner - VIGRE URA (Outcome 2011: PhD graduate student, Neuroscience, The University of Washington, Seattle, WA)
2009-2010
Sharniece Holland (Alabama State University) - McNair/SROP URA at UIowa;
Travis DeWitt - VIGRE URA (Outcome 2010: PhD graduate student, Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City)


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