Dr. Nicoleta Virginia Bila
Associate Professor

Fayetteville State University

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301  

 Office: Science and Technology Building 412

Phone: (910) 672-2204   Fax: (910) 672 - 1070   E-mail: nbila [at] uncfsu [dot] edu




Nicoleta received her Ph.D in Differential Geometry from University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania. She has spent more than 4 years in research, working as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and at Johannes Kepler University and Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, Austria. Her teaching experience spans over 17 years and ranges from high school through graduate level. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, and the Association for Women in Mathematics.


Courses taught at Fayetteville State University (2006 – present):  Math 440 - Applied Numerical Methods, Math 340 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations with Maple, Math 331- Differential Equations I, Math 142- Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, Math 140- Applied Calculus, Math 131 – Algebra & Trigonometry, Math 130 – Precalculus Mathematics II, Math 129 - Precalculus Mathematics I, Math 123 - College Algebra, Math 121 - Introduction to College Algebra

Courses taught at the University “Politechnica” of Bucharest (1992 –2000): Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Analytical and Differential Geometry, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis & Numerical Methods.

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University Service  

Faculty Senator: 2012 – present

Faculty Advisor: Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006; 2006 – 2008; 2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2011-2012; 2012-2013; Academic Progress Report  / Advising Verification Form

Faculty Advisor for the FSU Student Chapter of the Association of Women in Mathematics (2007 – present)

Member of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Committee (2007 – 2009)

Member of the Departmental Faculty Development Committee (2006-present)

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Faculty Mentor

Research Interests: Applied Mathematics. Symmetry analysis of differential equations: classical and nonclassical symmetries, potential symmetries, equivalence transformations, group-invariant solutions, variational symmetries, and conservation laws; Applications of symmetry analysis theory to mathematical models arising in mathematical physics, mathematical biology, image processing, engineering, financial mathematics, and other research fields; Geometric approach to parameter identification problems modeled by partial differential equations; Symbolic manipulation programs for symmetry analysis; Nonlinear partial differential equations, in particular Monge-Ampère equations.  



Research and Teaching Experience

        2013 - present Associate Professor, Fayetteville State University, NC, USA

        2006 – 2013 Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University, NC, USA 

       2004 - 2005   Postdoctoral Research Associate, Johann Radon Institute for Computational & Applied Mathematics , Linz, Austria

        2002 - 2004   Postdoctoral Research Associate, SpezialForschungsBereich F013, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

        2001 - 2002   Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge, DAMTP, Cambridge, United Kingdom

        2000 - 2001   Postdoctoral Research Associate,  University of Kent at Canterbury, IMSAS, Canterbury, United Kingdom

        1997 - 2000    Assistant Professor, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

        1992 - 1997    Mathematics Instructor, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania               

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