**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; vasile.berinde@mi.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 taught*

- 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 Journal of Mathematics*(http://carpathian.ubm.ro; WoS indexed journal) - Editor,
*Fixed Point Theory*(http://www.math.ubbcluj.ro/~nodeacj/editorial_board.htm; WoS indexed journal); - Section Editor,
*Filomat*(http://journal.pmf.ni.ac.rs/filomat/index.php/filomat/about/editorialTeam; WoS indexed journal) - Member, Editorial Board,
*Thai Journal of Mathematics, (*http://thaijmath.in.cmu.ac.th/index.php/thaijmath/about/editorialTeam; WoS indexed 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; WoS indexed 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 Mathematics and**Informatics*(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,
*Matematika Plus*(Bulgaria)

**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 171 published research papers (171 indexed / reviewed by Mathematical Reviews; 180 indexed / reviewed by zbMATH; 90 Web of Science indexed publications)

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 - Cristina Pop (Țicală), Metode iterative de tip punct fix cu aplicații în procesarea imaginilor, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2020
- Monika Zakany, Fixed point theorems of local almost contractions and applications, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2020

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

- 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) - Nuttapol Pakkaranang, Approximation Methods for Solving Convex Minimization Problems and Split Variational Inclusion Problems with Applications, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 2021 (main supervisor Prof. Poom Kumam)
- Guash Haile Taddele, Iterative methods for solving multiple-sets split feasibility problem and split feasibility problem with multiple output sets, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 2021 (main supervisor Prof. Poom Kumam)
- Jamilu Abubakar, Iterative methods for approximations of solutions to variational inequality, inclusion and split convex feasibility problems with applications, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 2021 (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); Claudia-Luminița MIHIȚ (2019); Irina Maria ARTINESCU (2021);
- 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 170 papers presented to international conferences

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

- Fixed point theorems for enriched Ciric-Reich-Rus contractions in Banach spaces, The Fourth International Symposium On Numerical Convex Analysis And Applications (NCAO2021), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 1-2 December 2021, on-line
- A powerful tool in nonlinear analysis: the convex combination, ICRSM-2021, 22-24 October 2021, on-line
- The technique of enriching contractive mappings with an application to ant colony optimization algorithms for medical images edge detection, International Workshop on Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning (IWDM2021), 20-22 August 2021, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (on-line; co-authors: M. Pacurar, C. Ticala)
- 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=23; more than 1574 ISI Web of Science citations to papers published in ISI Web of Science journals)
- Google citations: 6625 (h-index=33; i10-index=62)

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**

- 7th Workshop on Nonlinear Analysis, Fixed Point Theory and Applications, 19-21 May 2021, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, North University Center at Baia Mare (on-line)
- 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; 2017-2022);
- 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**

- Full member, Academy of Romanian Scientists
- 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: 327 reviews, as by 24 August 2021)
- Mathematical Reviews: 162 reviews, as by 24 August 2021)
- Reviewer invitations received from more than 120 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; 2018-2020
- 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.): September 2018-June 2020
- 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: 3 January 2022