1. Director
Ciprian PREDA
Associate Professor, West University of Timisoara (Romania), Department of Economics and Economic Modeling. His main research field is in dynamical systems, while the teaching activity includes linear algebra, several variables calculus, real analysis, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, game theory, statistics, mathematics and Politics. He attended the postdoctoral studies at NASA-UCLA Flight System Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. Ciprian Preda is also member in the editorial board of “Australian Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications” and “Journal of Knowledge, Communications and Computing Technologies”.


2. Permanent researchers
Ștefana Maria DIMA
Scientific Researcher 2nd level, West University of Timisoara (Romania). Her main research interests are in International Financial Reporting, Quality of Information on Capital Markets and Determinants of Economic Growth. She attended the Post-Doctoral Studies in Economics: training program for elite researchers – SPODE’ co-funded from the European Social Fund through the Development of Human Resources Operational Programme 2007-2013, organized by The Romanian Academy.
She was a Research Fellow at Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy (2006/2007); Visiting Researcher and Professor at
Dipartimento di Management, Università Ca’Foscari, Venice, Italy (2012; 2015).
In addition, Mrs.DIMA was the recipient of a governmental research fellowship Borsa di ricerca e formazione post-dottorale „Nicolae Iorga” at L’Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica di Venezia (2015). Currently, she is  a PhD Supervisor and a member of FEBA’s Doctoral School.

3. Associate researchers
Eugen URSU is an Associate Professor at Université de Bordeaux and a member of the Research Group Theoretical and Applied Economics (GREThA). After completing the BA in Mathematics at West University of Timisoara, he graduated the Masters in Applied Mathematics and PhD in Statistics at University of Montreal. He also completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in Lisbon, Portugal, and INRIA – Investor from Digital Words from Grenoble, France. He published articles in prestigious international journals, such as Journal of Time Series Analysis, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Statistics and Probability Letters etc.

 

Sorana VĂTAVU
Lecturer,
West University of Timisoara (Romania). Her main research interests are in Corporate Finance while the teaching activity includes Financial Management, Taxation and Banking operations. She finished her PhD, Master and BA studies at the West University of Timisoara, and she completed a BA (Hons) course at the Robert Gordon University (United Kingdom).

Alexandru AVRAM
Teaching Assistant, West University of Timisoara (Romania). Main research interests are in the field of Macro – Finance and he is teaching the following subject: Corporate Governance in Banking, Public Finance, Banking Operations and Corporate Finance. He graduated his PhD, Master and BA studies in West University of Timisoara. During PhD he attended mobility research stages at Nottingham Trent University in UK and at Sapienza University in Rome. He graduated the postdoctoral fellowship at West University of Timisoara attending a mobility stage at Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna.

Ruxandra Ioana CUREA-PITORAC

Teaching Assistant, West University of Timisoara (Romania). Main research interests are in the field of Macroeconomics – Cyclical Fluctuations and Macroeconomic Policies and she is teaching the following subjects: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Institutions and Economy of the European Union, Economics and European Integration. She finished her PhD, Master and BA studies at West University of Timisoara. In addition, in 2015 she completed the postdoctoral studies organized by West University of Timisoara (POSDRU 159/1.5/S/140863). As well, during her postdoctoral studies she was Visiting Researcher at Università degli Studi di Verona (Dipartimento di Science Economique; Verona; Italia in 2015), while during her PhD studies she was Visiting Researcher at Université Lille (Faculté des Science Économiques et Sociales, Lille, France, in 2012).

Alin IONESCU

Teaching Assistant, West University of Timisoara (Romania). Main research interests are in the field of Corporate Finance and Governance, Corporate Innovation and he is teaching the following subjects: Business Economics, Financial Management of the Company and Capital Markets. He finished his PhD, Master and BA studies at West University of Timisoara. In addition, in 2015 he completed the postdoctoral studies organized by Bucharest University of Economic Studies in association with West University of Timisoara (POSDRU 159/1.5/S/142115). As well, during his postdoctoral studies he was Visiting Researcher at Universitat de Valencia (Facultat d’Economia, Departament d’Economia Aplicada – Spain, in 2015), while during his PhD studies he was Visiting Researcher at Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham Business School – United Kingdom, in 2012-2013).

Andrea NAGY

Teaching Assistant, West University of Timisoara (Romania). Main research interests are in the field of Hospitality Management, Hospitality Innovation and Tourism Trends & Dynamics and she is teaching the following subjects: Service Quality Management, Tourism Marketing and Business Economics. She finished her studies at the West University of Timisoara, holding a PhD in Management and Master and BA studies in Business Administration in Tourism.

Roxana Nadina ROIBAN

Teaching Assistant, West University of Timisoara (Romania). Main research interests are in the field of Organizational Management and Change Management and she is teaching the following subjects: Prinicples of Management, SME’s management and Change management. She finished her PhD, Master and BA studies at West University of Timisoara. In addition, in 2015 she completed the postdoctoral studies organized by Bucharest University of Economic Studies in association with the West University of Timisoara (POSDRU 159/1.5/S/142115). During her postdoctoral studies she was Visiting Researcher at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.