Academic degree:

Ph.D. in Mathematics (1999)

Current position:

Head of Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis (ICTP)

Senior researcher (I) at ICTP

Domains of research:

Current (for finding papers by category see bottom):


  • Computer graphics

Recent/relevant/cited papers:

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Personal Data

Date and place of birth 1967, Cluj-Napoca
Marital status Married (to Teodora)
E-mail ecatinas[at]

Education and degrees

1999 Ph.D. in Mathematical Analysis (with distinction Cum Laudae)
Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Thesis: Newton and Newton-Krylov methods for solving nonlinear systems in Rn
Scientific advisor: acad. Dimitrie D. Stancu
1990-1991 Specialization, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
1986-1990 Faculty of Mathematics, Babeş-Bolyai University
1981-1985 Industrial Highschool no. 4, Cluj-Napoca

Employment history

2007- Senior Researcher (I) at Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis (ICTP), Romanian Academy
2001-2007 Senior Researcher (II) at ICTP
1996-2001 Senior Researcher (III) at ICTP
1992-1996 Researcher at ICTP
1991-1992 Research assistant at ICTP

Managing activities

Head of ICTP (2008-present)

Organizer of the International Conference Semicentennial of T. Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis (ICTP50).

Research contracts: coordinator of the following grants

  • 2CEEX-06-11-96/19.09.2006, 2006-2008, (MEdC).
  • GAR 11/2006 (Romanian Academy).
  • GAR 16/2005 (Romanian Academy).
  • GAR 16/2004 (Romanian Academy).
  • GAR 19/2003 (Romanian Academy).
  • GAR 45/2002 (Romanian Academy).
  • GAR 64/2001 (Romanian Academy).
  • MEC 7037/B3/2001(T) (CNCSIS).
  • GANSTI 6100 GR/2000 (ANSTI).
  • GAR 97/1999 (Romanian Academy).
  • GAR 95/1998 (Romanian Academy).

Teaching Experience

  • Seminars and laboratories taught at the Technical University Cluj-Napoca (numerical analysis, mathematical analysis, algebra, geometry) 1992-1993, 1999-2000;
  • Seminars and laboratories taught at the ”Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca (numerical analysis, probabilities, statistics) 1994-1997, 2003-2004, 2006.

Selected Talks at Meetings and Symposia

Other meetings.

Membership in professional societies

Other professional activities


  • Excellence Diploma of the Romanian Academy, 2015, for outstanding results in Numerical Analysis.
  • “Al. Myller” Prize at the National Students Colloquium “Grigore Moisil” 1988, for the paper The representation of the parametrical surfaces using the depth-sorting method.
  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Prize at the Students Colloquium, 1988, for the paper The representation of the parametrical surfaces using the depth-sorting method.

Computer experience

  • Operating systems: Windows, Linux.
  • Programming languages: Matlab, Julia, C, (Pascal).
  • Word-processing languages: LaTeX, Scientific Work Place.


  • English
  • French.

Note: the publications may be consulted as posts, clickable by author (e.g., E. Catinas), category (either type, e.g., (original), (survey), paper, book or mathematical field, e.g., nonlinear systems in Rn, convergence orders), tag (year: 2019), etc.
The processing of the information is in progress.

Survey-type papers:

Original papers:


PhD thesis

title: Metode de tip Newton şi Newton-Krîlov în rezolvarea sistemelor neliniare din Rⁿ
(Methods of Newton and Newton-Krylov type for solving nonlinear systems in Rⁿ)
year: 1999,
scientific advisor: acad. Dimitrie D. Stancu, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, “Babes-Bolyai” University
(appreciated by the scientific committee with distinction Cum Laudae);

Other works

The results may be retrieved as posts, categorized by the following subjects:
(work in progress)

Version of August 4, 2021.