Monica Cojocaru

Associate Professor, Mathematics
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x53293
MacNaughton 549

I am an Associate Professor in the Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Guelph. I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest (Romania) and my Ph.D. in Mathematics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. I held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre des Researches Mathematiques (CRM) in Montreal in 2003. I held several visiting positions at the Centre des Researches Mathematiques, the Fields Institute, Harvard, and Northwestern Universities, at University of Brescia and most recently I hold a Senior Visiting Research Fellowship at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA. I held one of only two Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Research Chair positions awarded in 2010 in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

I conduct both independent and collaborative research that consolidates and furthers our understanding of the mathematical theory involved in the time-evolution of equilibrium problems, as they are formulated coming from applications. The main focus of my research lies in the general area of nonsmooth dynamical and complex systems - theory and applications. Some of the problems I study are the so-called equilibrium problems, which concern themselves with the mathematical modelling of economic (Wardrop), game theoretic (Nash), and physical equilibria. Theoretical research in this area answers questions about existence, uniqueness, stability and sensitivity of equilibria for a wide range of applied problems (transportation, Nash/Cournot, network (social and environmental), dynamic and evolutionary games). Other research questions refer to studying parallels between classic dynamical systems models and computational emergent dynamic systems for populations (where individuals can be thought of as consumers, voters, vaccinators, etc.).

  • Dynamical systems
  • Game theory and Applications
  • Emergent dynamics in models of populations
  • Network and equilibrium problems
  • Diverse topics with applications to Engineering, Management Science, Population Behavior and Health Policy.
  • Modelling dynamic interactions between risk perception, partner choice, HIV transmission, and HIV interventions.
    Stephen Tully, Ph.D. (2013)
  • SIS models and Network migration: a Framework for Dynamic models of Decision making under Infection.
    Safia Athar, M.Sc. (2014)
  • Efficiency in Highway Driving: An Agent-Based Model of Driving Behaviour from a System Design Viewpoint.
    Sylvia Nguyen, M.Sc. (2014)

B.Sc. in Mathematics (University of Bucharest).

M.Sc. in Mathematics (University of Bucharest).

Ph.D. in Mathematics (Queen's University), 2002.