Nicoleta Serban, PhD
|School: School of Systems & Enterprises|
|Department: School of Systems and Enterprises|
|Research Center: Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises|
Dr. Serban's education and research trajectory makes her unique in the pursuit of data-driven discovery endeavors. While trained as a mathematician at the most prestigious university in Romania, she pursued a doctoral degree in Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. Her doctoral research focused on fundamental statistical methods with application to genomics and protein structure determination. After graduation, she changed fields to take a tenure-track position in an engineering school at Georgia Institute of Technology. While at Georgia Tech, she has been engaged in challenging engineering-focused research spanning multiple fields, including enterprise transformation, degradation modeling and monitoring, and healthcare among others. In 2010, she was granted the NSF CAREER award for research in service equity and access. Her research record is quite diverse, from mathematical statistics to modeling to data analysis to qualitative insights on causality and complexity. To date, she has published more than 25 journal articles, and a collaborative book (with Dr. William B. Rouse) to be released June 2014 by MIT Press. The book’s title is “Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare.” She is associate editor for Annals of Applied Statistics and she was an invited reviewer for more than 75 papers. She has reviewed proposals for multiple funding agencies and she has participated in various workshops organized by the National Academy of Engineering.