Institute annual report 2020

updates: January 9, 2024; June 28, 2023 (with Peer Review), December 3, 2022; March 15, 2022 (on CNCSIS prizes for papers).

Human resources

The Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory workgroup:

The Numerical Modeling workgroup:

PhD students/postdocs

PhD students:


PhD advisors

Dr. rer. nat. habil. Nicolae Suciu supervises PhD theses.
He has recently supervised the thesis Filtered density functions for uncertainty assessment of transport in groundwater, by Lennart Schüler, defended on September 8, 2016, at Jena University, Germany; the thesis received the distinction Magna Cum Laudae.

Prof. dr. Ion Păvăloiu, honorary member, has supervised -in the past- 8 PhD theses at North University of Baia-Mare and at Babeş-Bolyai University.

Prof. dr. Octavian Agratini, supervised PhD theses at Babes-Bolyai University.
theses supervised 2020:

  • Grapini O. Silviu-Ilie,
  • Balogh M. Anamaria,
  • Bunea-Domșa S. Mihai Grigore,
  • Boros ImreNumerical methods for partial differential equations.

Papers published in 2020 in JCR/ISI indexed journals:

Papers in JCR journals from abroad

Papers in JCR journals from Romania

Papers published in other journals

Papers accepted and published online in JCR/ISI journals

Preprints in Arxiv

Papers accepted

Posts in notable repositories

Prizes, notable achievements

  • M. Nechita, Sir George Jessel studentship, University College London (february 2020).

N. Suciu and O. Agratini have high Hirsch indexes in ISI and Scholar.

CNCSIS prizes for papers published in the “red zone” journals (based on journals impact factor or influence score):

  • C.D. Alecsa, I. Boros, M. Nechita, N. Suciu, code PRECISI-2020-43673
  • C.D. Alecsa and I. Boros, code PRECISI-2020-47637
  • C.D. Alecsa, code PRECISI-2020-45816

CNCSIS prizes for papers published in the “yellow zone” journals

  • F. Patrulescu, code PRECISI-2020-52827

Conferences organized

Conferences attended by the members of the Institute

International conferences

  • C.D. Alecsa, I. Boros, F. Frank, P. Knabner, M. Nechita, A. Prechtel, A. Rupp, N. Suciu, D443: Numerical benchmark study for flow in highly heterogeneous aquifers, EGU General Assembly 2020 – Sharing Geoscience Online,
  • O. Agratini, Using the sequences of linear operators to approximate signals, The 2nd International Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Science and Engineering, MACISE 2020, Madrid, Spain, January 18-20, 2020.
  • S.C. Laszlo, C.D. Alecsa, T. Pinta, An extension of the second order dynamical system that models Nesterov’s convex gradient method, Games, Dynamics and Optimization (GDO2020), Rome, Italy, February 24-26, 2020.

National conferences


  • International grant SU 415/4-1 ( obtained by dr. rer. habil. N. Suciu from (Deutschefourschungs Gmemeindschaft), for the project “Integrated global random walk model for reactive transport in groundwater adapted to measurement spatio-temporal scales” (01.10.2018-30.09.2021), in progress at Erlangen-Nuernberg University.

Editorial activity

Peer review

Members of PhD evaluation committees

O. Agratini:

  • Lupescu L. Adina, thesis Studiul funcțiilor circulare și aplicații (coord. Prof. dr. Andrica Dorin), September 24, Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Chender E. Oana-Liliana, thesis Formule Rodrigues și aplicații (coord. Prof. dr. Andrica Dorin), September 22, Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Pode Maria Camelia, thesis Transformări integrale ale unor clase speciale de funcții complexe (coord. Prof. dr. Breaz Valer-Daniel), December 16, Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Magdaș G. A. Adrian, thesis Contribuții la teoria punctului fix pentru operatori ciclici și aplicații (coord. Prof. dr. Petrușel Adrian), April 10, Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Kassab Wissam, thesis Rezultate de punct fix în spații modulare (coord. Prof. dr. Postolache Mihai), March 4, Politehnica University Bucharest

Members of PhD supervising committees

  • O. Agratini, for Alin Fodor (supervisor C. Pintea);
  • O. Agratini, for Apan (married Pop) Beatrix-Mihaela (supervisor Duca Dorel)

Referee reports for peer reviewed journals

  • O. Agratini for: Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Mathematica (5), Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory (1), Miskolc Mathematical Notes (1), Applied Mathematics – A Journal of Chinese Universities (1), Filomat (1), Constructive Mathematical Analysis (1), Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics (1), Results in Mathematics (1)
  • C.I. Gheorghiu (to be completed)


for Mathematical Reviews:

for ZBL:

(to be completed)