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  Bogdan Vernescu
WPI
Mathematical Sciences Department
 
 
Short bio  Bogdan Vernescu is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and serves currently as Vice Provost for Research, ad interim. His research expertise is in the areas of homogenization, fluid mechanics, porous media and composite materials. Vernescu has also held visiting positions at MIT, in France at the University of Metz, University of Nancy, University of Savoie and University of Rouen and in Italy at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. He is an honorary member of the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy.

In 1997 Vernescu co-founded at WPI the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS) - an effort designed to integrate academic projects in mathematics and statistics with the corporate world – and was its Director until 2003. CIMS provided a coherent format for developing industrial undergraduate, graduate and faculty projects with more than 35 corporate customers and attracted significant funding from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the GE Foundation and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Between 2003-2013 he was Head of the Mathematical Sciences Department at WPI.In this period the external funding of the Department more than doubled, the number of postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students more than tripled, and the first chaired position was successfully filled.Two new Professional M.S. programs in Financial Mathematics and Industrial Mathematics were developed, a 5-year BS/PSM program, with admission form the 12th grade, and the Department engaged in the development of two multidisciplinary M.S. programs in Bioinformatics and Data Sciences.

In 2007 he became the founding President of the National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA) and served two terms on its Board of Directors. Started with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the NPSMA is a membership association that promotes and supports the growth and development of Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree programs, currently over 300 in the US.

Vernescu earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Institute of Mathematics in Bucharest, Romania, and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania.


Contact information  Department of Mathematical Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Rd.
Worcester, MA 01609

Room: SH 002
Tel: 508-831-6411
Email: vernescu@wpi.edu