**1. Personal Data**

Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Victoriei 76, 430122 Baia Mare ROMANIA

- Telephone: (0040) 264-202977
- Fax: (0040) 264-202977
- E-mail: vberinde@cunbm.utcluj.ro; personal web page: https://vberinde.cunbm.utcluj.ro

Past affiliations:

- Department of Mathematics and Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia (Adjunct Professor: 2014-2017);
- China Medical University, Centre for General Education Taichung, Taiwan (Visiting Professor, 2016-Nov. 2018; 1 Feb. 2019-31 Jan 2021)

**2. Education**

- Ph.D., Nonlinear Analysis (1993), “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
*Supervisor:*Professor Ioan A. RUS;*Title of Thesis*: Generalized contractions and applications - B.Sc., Computer Science (1979), “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
*Advisor:*Professor Ioan A. RUS;*Title of Thesis*: Approximation of fixed points of continuous mappings

**3. Employment History**

**1998-present:***Full Professor,*North University of Baia Mare (since 2012, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)**1994-1998:***Associate Professor,*North University of Baia Mare**1990-1994:***Assistant Professor,*North University of Baia Mare**1979-1990:***Computer Analyst Programmer and Head of Computer Office,*RAMIRA Baia Mare Computer Office

**4. University Administration Positions**

**1999-present:***Chairman (Director) of Department, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,*North University of Baia Mare (since 2012, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)**2001-present:***Director, Research Centre “Pure and Applied Mathematics,*North University of Baia Mare**2005-2014:***Director, Mathematics Doctoral School,*North University of Baia Mare**1997-1999:***Dean, Faculty of Sciences,*North University of Baia Mare**1995-1997:***Head, Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science,*North University of Baia Mare

**5. Teaching**

*5.1. Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses*

- Linear algebra, analytic geometry and ordinary differential equations (1990-1993);
- Advanced engineering mathematics (1993-2003);
- Real analysis (1993-present);
- Fixed point theory (1994-2008);
- Methods for approximation of fixed points (2001-2003; 2006-2014);
- ODE and PDE (2004-present);
- Scientific Computing (2002-2009);
- Graph theory (1999-2002);
- Iterative methods for solving nonlinear functional equations (2005-2014)
- Nonlinear Analysis (2005-2014)
- Teaching mathematics for gifted students (2001-present)
- Research methodology (2005-present)

* **5.2. Advisor for graduate students*

** **Advisor for more than 30 BSc Theses, North University of Baia Mare (since 2012, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)

**6. Editorial activity**

- Editor-in-Chief,
*Carpathian J. Math.*(http://carpathian.ubm.ro; ISI journal) - Associate Editor,
*Fixed Point Theory and Applications*(http://www.fixedpointtheoryandapplications.com/about/edboard) - Editor,
*Fixed Point Theory*(http://www.math.ubbcluj.ro/~nodeacj/editorial_board.htm; ISI journal); - Section Editor,
*Filomat*(http://journal.pmf.ni.ac.rs/filomat/index.php/filomat/about/editorialTeam; ISI journal) - Member, Editorial Board,
*Thai Journal of Mathematics, (*http://thaijmath.in.cmu.ac.th/index.php/thaijmath/about/editorialTeam; ISI journal) - Member, Editorial Board,
*Carpathian Mathematical Publications*(http://www.journals.pu.if.ua/index.php/cmp/about/editorialTeam; ISI journal); - Member, Scientific Board,
*Journal of Sciences and Arts*(www.josa.ro; ISI journal) - Member, Editorial Board,
*Journal of Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization*(http://www.math.sci.nu.ac.th/ojs302/index.php/jnao/about/editorialTeam) - Editor-in-Chief,
*Creative Math.**Inform.*(http://creative-mathematics.ubm.ro); - Editor,
*Linear and Nonlinear Analysis*(http://www.ybook.co.jp/lna.html) - Editor,
*Scientiae Mathematiae Japonicae*(http://www.jams.or.jp/notice/scmjol/index.html) - Editor,
*Results in Nonlinear Analysis,*https://resultsinnonlinearanalysis.wordpress.com/rna-5/ - Member, Editorial Board,
*The Journal of Linear and Topological Algebra*(http://jlta.iauctb.ac.ir/) - Member, Editorial Board,
*General Mathematics*(http://depmath.ulbsibiu.ro/genmath/EditorialBoard.html); - Member, Editorial Board,
*Mathematics and its Applications / Annals of AOSR*(https://www.mathematics-and-its-applications.com/) - Member, Editorial Board,
*Gazeta Matematică*(founded in 1895)(http://gmb.ssmr.ro/despre/redactie); - Member, Editorial Board,
*Revista de Matematică din Timişoara*(founded in 1921); - Member, Editorial Board,
*Educaţia Matematică*(http://depmath.ulbsibiu.ro/educamath/em/copert.html); - Member, Editorial Board,
*Matematika Plus*(Bulgaria) - Member, Editorial Board,
*Didactica Mathematica*(Cluj-Napoca)

**7. Research**

7.1. Research Interests

Nonlinear Analysis: Fixed Point Theory; Iterative Approximation of Fixed Points; Numerical Analysis

- More than 180 Publications in Refereed Journals
- More than 170 published research papers (164 indexed / reviewed by Mathematical Reviews; 175 indexed / reviewed by zbMATH; 79 Web of Science indexed publications, as by 2 December 2020)

7.3. Research Supervision

* **M.Sc. Supervised*

Supervisor for more than 20 MSc Theses, North University of Baia Mare (since 2012, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)

* **Ph.D. Theses Supervised (defended)*

- Mihaela Petric,
*Fixed point theorems for cyclic contractive type mappings*, North University of Baia Mare, 2011 - Marin Borcut,
*Tripled fixed point theorems and applications*, North University of Baia Mare, 2012 - Monica Lauran,
*The technique of nonexpansive mappings for solving integral equations with modified argument*, North University of Baia Mare, 2012 - Florin Bojor,
*Fixed point theorems in metric spaces endowed with a graph*, North University of Baia Mare, 2012 - Ioana Timis (Daraban),
*Stability and weak stability of fixed point iteration procedures*, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2013 - Oana Bumbariu,
*Acceleration techniques for fixed point iterative methods*, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2013 - Andrei Bozântan,
*New implementation of fixed point algorithms with applications to nonsmooth optimisation*, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2014 - Adina Loredana Pop (Melniciuc),
*Contributions to the theory of (n,m)-semirings and n-semigroups*, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2014 - Melania Dobrican (Cozma),
*Fixed point theorems in metric spaces endowed with a binary relation*, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2018

*Ph.D. Theses co-supervised (defended)*

- Phikul Sridarat,
*Common fixed point theorems for some contractive mappings in metric spaces with graphs*, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 2018 (main supervisor Prof. Suthep Suantai) - Warut Saksirikum,
*Common fixed point theorems for generalized cyclic multi-valued contractive operators in complete metric spaces,*Naresuan University, Thailand, 2019 (main supervisor Dr. Narin Petrot) - Anantachai Padcharoen,
*Algorithms for Convex Minimization and Image Recovery Problems*, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, 2019 (main supervisor Prof. Poom Kumam) - Kitkuan, Duangkamon,
*Splitting Algorithms for Convex Minimization Problems and Image Processing*, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 2019 (main supervisor Prof. Poom Kumam)

*PhD Thesis Committee Member*

- Universitatea „Babes-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca: 1997 (Pop N.; Bărbosu D.); 2000 (Şerban M.) ; 2001 (Sântămărian A.) ; 2002 (Muntean A.); 2003 (Rusu V.) ; 2004 (Miklos E.; Baranyi T.; Şoltuz Şt.; Bica A.) ; 2005 (Dârzu-Ilea V.); 2007 (Petruşel G.); 2008 (Zelina I.); 2009 (Boriceanu M., Petru Petra T., Blaga Al.); 2010 (Lazar Tania); 2011 (Filip Alexandru-Darius); Cristina Urs (2013)
- Universitatea Tehnica din Cluj-Napoca: 2002 (Rusu C.)
- Universitatea de Vest Timişoara: 2004 (Drăgan M.); 2009 (Popirlan C.); 2010 (C. M. Cira); 2012 (A. Popitiu Petre); Liviu Scai Mafteiu (2013); Claudia Zaharia (2013); Lavinia Moatar (Moleriu) (2013); Nicolae Seimeanu (2016);
- Universitatea “Ovidius” Constanta: Lacramioara (Lita) Grecu (2013); Cristina (Serban) Gherghina (2014)
- Universitatea de Nord Baia Mare: Marius Nicolae Heljiu (2011), Gheorghe Ardelean (2012); Dan Miclăuș (2012); Petru Braica (2013)
- Universitatea “Politehnica” Bucuresti: 2009 (Mureșan C.); 2017 (Ghiura A.)
- Universitatea din Pitești: 2016 (Plăvițu Anca; Loredana-Mădălina Ioana)
- National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan: (Quanita Kiran)
- Andhra University, India: 2010 (A. G. Negash)
- Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain: 2014 (J. Harjani)
- Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur: 2016 (Pulak Konar)

*Habilitation Thesis Committee Member*

- Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, 2013 (L. Leuștean)
- University “Politehnica” Bucharest, 2013 (Mihai Postolache)
- University of Bucharest, 2013 (Maria Joița)
- „Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, 2014 (Radu Miculescu), 2015 (Nicolae Seceleanu); 2019 (Sanda Micula)

7.4. Research Projects (most recent)

- Project KFUPM IN151014 (Fixed Point Iterative Methods for Presic type contractions and applications, PI: Dr. Hafiz Fukhar-ud-din, SR 114180.00; period:11.04.2016-10.04.2018)
- Project KFUPM IN141017 (Fixed point and iterations for nonlinear mappings in hyperbolic spaces, PI: Dr. Abdul Rahim Khan, SR 136180.00; period:1.09.2015-31.08.2017)
*Methods and algorithms in the asymptotic analysis of the gamma function and related functions*, funded by the Romanian National Research Agency (2011-2013)- Project PN-II-RU-TE-2011-3-0239:
*Fixed point theorems for mappings defined on Cartesian product with applications to solving nonlinear functional equations*, funded by the Romanian National Research Agency (2012-2014)

7.5. Conference Presentations

More than 100 papers presented to international conferences

7.6. Keynote/Plenary/Invited speaker at International Conferences / Workshops

- A simple mathematical model to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in COVID-19 pandemic, International Symposium „Actual Problems of Mathematics and Informatics”. Dedicated to the 90th Birthday of Professor Ion Valuta, November 27-28, 2020, Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
- Approximating fixed points of enriched contractive type operators by Krasnoselskij iteration, International Conference on Recent Trends in Analysis & Optimization (ICRTAO-2020) 9-11 November 2020, Online Mode
- Krasnoselskij-Browder technique of enrichment of nonlinear operators and fixed points, Conferinta stiintifica nationala cu participare internationala, 29-30 septembrie 2020, Universitatea Tehnica din Chisinau, Chisinau, Republica Moldova (on-line)
- The technique of enrichment of contractive type operators and applications, SYNASC2020, 12th IAFP Workshop, 1-4 September 2020, West University of Timisoara (on-line)
- Fixed points of enrichment contractive type operators and applications, International e-Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and its Applications (e-ICNAA 2020), July 27-29, 2020, Dayanand College, Latur, India (on-line)
*The role of demicompactness n constructing the fixed points of nonexpansive-type mappings*, 9th International Workshop on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, December 18-19, 2019, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia*Interferences between fixed point iterative methods and economics: backward-looking expectations method*, Seminar on Topics and Trends in Fixed Point Theory and Applications. A Satellite event to The 2^{nd}International Symposium on Nonlinear convex Analysis and Optimization, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 8-11 September 2019*Some new results obtained by means of old techniques in fixed point theory*, 2nd International Workshop on Applied Nonlinear Analysis IWANA 2019, Bangsaen, Chonburi, Thailand, 11-14 September 2019*Improving some fixed point techniques from applied nonlinear functional analysis*, The Fifth Conference of Mathematical Society of the Republic of Moldova, IMCS-55, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, September 28-October 1, 2019*Solving the fixed point, the common fixed point and split common fixed point problem for demicontractive mappings*, The 8^{th}International Workshop on Recent Contributions to Algebraic Graph Theory – Fixed Point Theory and Their Applications, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, 18-19 December 2018, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia*The distance between two sets and its amazing applications in science and technology*- 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Pure and Applied Mathematics (ICRAPAM 2018), July 23-27 2018, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey (Plenary lecture)
*Fixed Point Iterative Methods Regarded from the Point of View of Concrete Applications*, 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science, June 14-16 2018, Braşov, Romania (plenary lecture)*Mathematical tools across research disciplines. Case study: the distance between two sets and its amazing ubiquity amongst scientific research areas,*19th Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Congress, 7-9 June 2018, Pattaya, Thailand (Invited lecture)*In honour and celebration of the 70th birthday of Professor Charles E. Chidume,*InternationalConference in Honour of Professor Charles E. Chidume,13-15 March 2018, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria (Plenary lecture)*A brief survey on the stability and rate of convergence of fixed point iterative schemes,*2017 ICMA (International Conference on Mathematical Analysis), GC University Lahore, Pakistan, 13-15 November 2017 (Keynote lecture)*Self contractive type mappings versus nonself contractive type mappings in metrical fixed point theory*, 3rd ICPAM (International Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics), University of Sargodha, Pakistan, 10-11 November 2017 (Keynote lecture)*Effectiveness of fixed point tools for a class of differential equations with deviating arguments,*CICMA (International Conference on Mathematics and Applications), Multan, Pakistan, 6-7 November 2017 (Keynote lecture)*Current trends in Fixed Point Theory: between application challenges and theoretical dangers,*International Conference on Mathematical Analysis and its Applications (ICMAA-2017) Latur, India, March 5–9, 2017 (Keynote lecture)*An early survey on coupled, triple,…, multiple fixed point theory in ordered distance spaces*, The 6th International Workshop on Fixed Point Theory & Applications, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, 3-4 January 2017 (Invited lecture)*A glance into the stabilizing of chaotic dynamical systems through fixed point iterative methods*, Special session on „Fixed Point Theory and Applications”, International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Analysis (ICAMA2016), Ankara, 11-13 July 2016 (Invited lecture)*A glance into the world of iterative schemes: stability and rate of convergence*, ICAA-2016, Kirsehir, Turkey, 12-15 July 2016 (Plenary lecture)*On convex contractions and almost contractions*, 9th International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Convex Analysis, Thailand, Chiang Rai, 21 January 2015-25 January 2015(Invited lecture)*Existence and approximation of solutions of a class of first order iterative differential equations*, Int. Conf. on Nonlinear Operators, Differential Equations and Applications, July 14-17, 2015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania(Invited lecture)*Constructive fixed point theorems. Theory versus applications in the field of fixed point theory and its applications*, 11th Int. Conf. on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, July 20-24 2015, Istanbul, Turkey(Invited lecture)*Fixed point theorems for single-valued and multi-valued nonself almost contractions*, Workshop on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 22-23 December 2014(Invited lecture)*Fixed point theorems for single-valued non-self almost contractions satisfying property (M)*(co-author Madalina Pacurar), International Scientific Conference Mathematics & IT: Research and Education MITRE-2013, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, 18-22 August 2013 (Plenary lecture)*On the*s*tability of multi step fixed point iteration procedures*(co-author Madalina Pacurar), 20^{th}Conference on Applied and Industrial Mathematics. Dedicated to acad. Mitrofan M. Ciobanu, 22-25 august 2012, Chisinau, R. Moldova (Plenary lecture)*Single-valued and multi-valued almost contractions. An early survey*(co-author M. Pacurar), International Workshop on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, October 11-14, 2012, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey(Invited lecture)*A royal way in mathematics: from problem solving activity to research work,*European Student Conference in Mathematics (EUROMATH 2009), 5-8 February 2009, Nicosia, Cyprus (Plenary lecture)

7.7. Conference Scientific Committee Member (selective)

- International Conference “45
^{th}Anniversary of Techn. Univ. Kosice”, 25-26 Oct 1997 - First Southern Symposium on Computation, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, 4-5 Dec 1998
- International Sci. Conference on Mathematics, Technical Univ. Kosice, 21-23 Oct 1999
- 2
^{nd}Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applications, June 11-15, 2000, Rousse - 4
^{th}Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing and Applied Math., Sept. 9-12, 2001, Naleczow, Poland - ICNODEA 2004, Univ. “Babes-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca, 24-27 august 2004
- SYNASC – 2004 (6
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 26-30 sept 2004, Univ. de Vest Timisoara - SYNASC – 2005 (7
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 25-29 sept 2005, Univ. de Vest Timisoara - ICCCC (International Conference on Computers Comm. & Control), June 1-3, 2006, Oradea
- SYNASC – 2006 (8
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 26-30 sept 2006, Univ. de Vest Timişoara - CANA’07 (Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms)
*,*October 15-17, 2007, Wisla, Poland - SYNASC – 2007 (9
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 26-29 sept 2007, Univ. de Vest Timişoara - SYNASC – 2008 (10
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 25-28 sept 2008, Univ. de Vest Timişoara - CANA’08 (Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms workshop), Wisla, Poland, October 20-22, 2008
- SYNASC – 2009 (11
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 26-29 sept 2009,Univ. de Vest Timişoara; symposium Chair - WCO-2009 Workshop on Computational Optimization, IMCSIT 2009 – International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, 12-14 October 2009, Mragowo, Poland
- International Conference on Computers, Communications and Control, ICCCC 2010, Baile Felix, Oradea (Romania), May 12-16, 2010
- SYNASC – 2010 (11
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 23-26 September 2010, Univ. de Vest Timişoara; symposium Chair - ICNODEA 2011, Univ. “Babes-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca, 5-8 July 2011
- Fifth International Workshop Constructive Methods for Nonlinear Boundary value Problems, Univ. of Miskolc, Ungaria, Tokaj, 28 June-1 July 2012
- 10th International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, Univ. Babes-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca, 9-15 July 2012
- SYNASC-2012 (13
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 26-29 September 2012, Univ. de Vest Timişoara; IAFP symposium Chair; - SYNASC-2013 (14
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 23-26 September 2013, Univ. de Vest Timişoara; IAFP symposium Chair; - SYNASC-2014 (15
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 22-25 September 2014, Univ. de Vest Timişoara; IAFP symposium Chair; - ICFPTA (11th Int. Conf. on fixed point theory and applications), July 20-24, Istanbul, Turkey
- SYNASC-2015 (16
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 21-24 September 2015,Univ. de Vest Timişoara; IAFP symposium co-Chair; - SYNASC-2016 (17
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 24-27 September 2016, Univ. de Vest Timişoara; IAFP symposium co-Chair; - SYNASC-2017 (18
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 21-24 September 2017, Univ. de Vest Timişoara; IAFP symposium co-Chair; - SYNASC-2018 (19
^{th}Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing), 19-22 September2018, Univ. de Vest Timişoara; IAFP symposium co-Chair;

7.8. Citations

- ISI Web of Science citations: more than 2419 citations (self citations excluded; h-index=20; more than 1574 ISI Web of Science citations to papers published in ISI Web of Science journals) (as by 12 April 2020)
- Google citations: 5677 (h-index=30; i10-index=62) (as by 12 April 2020)

7.9. Invited seminar lectures

- (28)
*On the role of contractive type operators in applied nonlinear analysis*, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, 9-11 September 2019 - (27)
*On some relevant numerical aspects of applied iterative methods*, Invited lecture, Naresuan University, 18 January 2019 - (26)
*Fixed points, common fixed points and split common fixed points of demicontractive type mappings*, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 11 June 2018 - (25)
*On two relevant numerical aspects of iterative schemes: stability and rate of convergence*, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, 5 June 2018 - (24)
*Iterative approximation of fixed points of demicontractive type mappings. In Memoriam Professor Stefan Maruster (1937-2017)*, Shanghai Normal University, 1 June 2018 - (23)
*On the role of metric properties in fixed point theory,*Series of lectures (8-23 March 2018), African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria - (22)
*On some numerical aspects of applied iterative schemes in industrial mathematics*, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, 8 November 2017 - (21)
*First steps in mathematical research,*Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, 8 November 2017 - (20)
*On some numerical aspects in mathematical analysis*, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, 15 March 2017 - (19)
*Concrete applications of fixed point theorems: how to choose among Schauder fixed point theorem and Banach fixed point theorem*, Aligarh Muslim Univ., India, 11 March 2017 - (18)
*Applicative fixed point theorems: how to choose among Schauder fixed point theorem and Banach fixed point theorem**s*, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24 January 2017 - (17)
*Fixed point theory of single-valued and multi-valued nonself almost contractions*, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 20 January 2017 - (16)
*An early survey on coupled, triple,…, multiple fixed point theory in ordered distance spaces*, The 6th International Workshop on Fixed Point Theory & Applications, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 3-4 January 2017 - (15)
*Choosing among Schauder fixed point theorem and Banach fixed point theorem. case study: first order iterative differential equations*, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December 26, 2016 - (14)
*Stability and rate of convergence of iterative schemes – Recent developments*, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 4 May 2016 - (13)
*Fixed point theorems for single-valued and multi-valued nonself almost contractions*, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, January 16-20, 2015 - (12)
*Fixed point theory of multi-valued mappings. Role of Pompeiu-Hausdorff metric*, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, January 16-20, 2015 - (11)
*Mathematical olympiads and their impact on the Romanian mathematics education system*, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 10th of February, 2014 - (10)
*On the role of the Pompeiu-Hausdorff metric in mathematics and multidisciplinary fields of research*, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 29th of January, 2014 - (9)
*Approximating coupled and triple fixed points and applications*, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 26 November 2013 - (8)
*Stability of fixed point iteration procedures*, Naresuan University, Thailand, 21 November 2013 - (7)
*Approximating fixed points and common fixed points of almost contractions*, Naresuan University, Thailand, 21 November 2013 - (6)
*Recent trends in fixed point theory*, Naresuan University, Thailand, 21 November 2013 - (5)
*Constructive Fixed Point Theory and Applications*, Invited Seminar Lecture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 12 February 2013 - (4)
*Constructive Fixed Point Theory and Applications*, Invited Seminar Lecture, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 27 November 2012 - (3)
*Overview: the Current Higher Education System in ROMANIA,*Univ. of Ruse, Bulgaria, 15 February 2010 - (2)
*A royal way in mathematics: from problem solving activity to research work*(plenary lecture), European Student Conference in Mathematics (EUROMATH 2009), 5-8 February 2009, Nicosia, Cyprus - (1)
*Iterative approximation of fixed points*, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS, Groupe de Travail Methodes Numeriques, 18 June 2007

**8. Conference Main Organizer**

- 6th Workshop on Nonlinear Analysis, Fixed Point Theory and Applications, 16-18 May 2019, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, North University Center at Baia Mare
- Mini-Workshop on Fixed Point Theory for PhD Students, 5 November 2018, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
- A XX-a Conferință Anuală a Societății de Științe Matematice din România, Baia Mare, 19-22 May 2016
- CEEPUS Summer School “Mathematical Modeling and Computational Mathematics”, 4th edition, Baia Mare-Poiana Negrii, 1-15 June 2014
- 5th Minisymposium on Fixed Point Theory and Applications (in the framework of 10
^{th}International Conference on Applied Mathematics), Baia Mare, 1-7 June 2014 - 9
^{th}International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 25-28 Sept 2013 - CEEPUS Summer School “Mathematical Modeling and Computational Mathematics”, 3
^{rd}edition, Baia Mare-Borsa, 16-31 August 2013 - Simpozionul “Centenar Spiru Haret”, Univ. Baia Mare, 17 decembrie 2012
- The 10
^{th}International Conference on FIXED POINT THEORY AND ITS APPL. - July 9 – 15, 2012, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- CEEPUS Summer School “Mathematical Modeling and Computational Mathematics”, 2
^{nd}edition, Baia Mare-Borsa, 16-31 August 2011 - CEEPUS Summer School “Mathematical Modeling and Computational Mathematics”, 1
^{st}edition, Baia Mare-Borsa, 16-31 August 2010 - 8
^{th}International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 27-30 Oct 2011 - 7
^{th}International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 1-4 Sept 2010 - 6
^{th}Internat. Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 18-21 Sept 2008 - 5
^{th}Internat. Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 21-24 Sept 2006 - 4
^{th}Internat. Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 23-26 Sept 2004 - 3
^{rd}International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 10-13 Oct 2002 - 135th Pannonian Applied Mathematics Meetings, Univ. Baia Mare, 14-17 Oct 2001
- 2
^{nd}International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Univ. Baia Mare, 19-21 Oct 2000 - Prima Conferinţă de Matematici Aplicate, Univ. Baia Mare, 17-18 Octombrie 1998
- “35 de ani de învăţământ superior matematic în Maramureș”, Univ. Baia Mare, 18-20 Oct 1996

**9. Research visits abroad**

- Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, April-July 1996
- University of Rousse, Bulgaria, August 1997
- Technical University Kosice, Slovakia, April 2002
- University of Miskolc, Hungary, March 2003
- Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, May 2003
- Technical University Lublin, Poland, April 2004
- International Center for Theoretical Phisics Trieste, November 2004
- St. Istvan University Budapest, Hungary, May 2005
- Technical University Kosice, Slovakia, April 2007
- Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, June 2007
- Universitaty of Applied Sciences Vienna, Austria, April 2008
- International Center for Theoretical Phisics Trieste, May-June 2008
- Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, June-July 2008
- University of Rousse, Bulgaria, February 2010
- Technical University Kosice, Slovakia, May-June 2011; July 2012
- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, November-December 2012
- King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, February 2013
- Naresuan University and Chiang Mai University, Thailand, November 2013
- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, January-February 2014
- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, December 2014-January 2015
- King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2015
- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, April-May 2016
- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, December 2016-January 2017
- Chiang Mai University, Thailand, January 2017
- Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, March, 2017
- Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, 2017
- University of Ruse, Bulgaria, June 2017
- University of Miskolc and University of Debrecen, Hungary, June 2017
- African University of Science and Technology, Abuja and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, March 2018
- Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, China, May-June 2018
- Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China, June 2018
- Chiang Mai University, Thailand, June 2018
- Naresuan University, Thailand, January 2019
- King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2019
- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dahran, Saudi Arabia, December 2019

**10. Activity in the framework of Professional Societies**

10a. Membership

- Member, Romanian Mathematical Society;
- Member, American Mathematical Society;
- Member, European Mathematical Society;
- Member, SINUS Association

10b. Positions held

- Vice-president, Romanian Mathematical Society (2012-2017; 2017-2021);
- President, Maramureș Branch of Romanian Mathematical Society (2000-present);
- Vice-president, Maramureș Branch of Romanian Math. Society (1995-2000);
- Member, Council of Romanian Mathematical Society (1995-1999; 1999-2003; 2003-2007; 2008-2011);
- Member, Executive Committee of Romanian Mathematical Society (1999-2003; 2003-2007; 2008-2011; 2012-2015);
- Publicity Officer, European Mathematical Society (2006-2010);
- Member, Council of European Mathematical Society (2000-2003; 2004-2007; 2009-2012; 2014-2016);
- President, SINUS Association (2004-present)

**11. Honours and Awards**

- Included in the 2016 and 2017 Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) List of
**Highly Cited Researchers** - Distinguished Research Award of Technical University of Cluj Napoca (2013)
- Honorary Doctor of Donetsk National State Technical University (Ukraine, 2001)
- The Centennial Medal “Gazeta Matematică” of Romanian Mathematical Society (1995);
- The Centennial Honor Certificate “Gazeta Matematică” of Romanian Mathematical Society (1995);
- The Honor Certificate “110 Years of Publishing Gazeta Matematică” of Romanian Mathematical Society (2005)
- Entry in Who’s Who in Romania, edition 2002
- Centenary Medal of Romanian Mathematical Society (2010)

**12. Reviewer**

- ZbMATH: 323 reviews, as by 12 April 2020)
- Mathematical Reviews: 153 reviews, as by 12 April 2020)
- Reviewer invitations received from more than 110 mathematical journals

**13. Other activities and membership**

- Member of the Mathematics Commission of the Ministry of Education (National Council for Attestation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates, C.N.A.T.D.C.U.): 2012-2016; 2018-present
- Chair of the Mathematics Commission of the Ministry of Education (National Council for Attestation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates, C.N.A.T.D.C.U.): 14 September 2018-present
- Mathematics Expert Evaluator of ARACIS (The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education): 2008-present
- Permanent Mathematics Expert Evaluator of ARACIS (The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education): 1 November 2018-present
- Romania’s representative at ICMI (International Commission for Mathematical Instruction) – a Commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU): 2001-2016
- Member, Central Commission of Romanian Mathematical Olympiad (1998-present)
- Coordinator and main organizer of Romania’s National Presentation at ICME-10 (10
^{th}International Congress on Mathematical Education), Copenhagen, 4-11 July 2004 - Member of the Municipality Council of Baia Mare city (1985-1989);
- Secretary of the International Jury, 59th International Mathematical Olympiad, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 3-14 July 2018

Last updated: 2 December 2020