© Robert Cornea, Jan 2012
| Associate Professor, ISM Director
| Department of Mathematics & Statistics
| Concordia University
| 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
| Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
| Office: LB 921-27
| Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext 5345 |
| Fax: (514) 848-2831 |
| E-mail: alina.stancuATconcordia.ca |
Research Interests: Geometric analysis, in particular curvature flows, and convex geometry. I am also
interested in notions of generalized curvatures,
convexity in hyperbolic space, geometric inequalities and other extremal problems.
You may find at the link above the videos of his three talks. The videos of the 2014 (Alessio Figalli) and
2015 (André Neves) Nirenberg Lectures can also be accessed from the same link.
Concordia's Department of Mathematics and Statistics has launched on October 11, 2015 a MATH CIRCLE for
students in grades 3-8 wishing to have
fun solving challenging math problems.
The circle met almost
every Sunday afterwards for most of the 2015-2016 academic year. After the summer vacation, the math circle is expected to resume its activities
in early Fall 2016. More info is
For other outreach activities at Concordia University, please visit our page.
On Holditch's theorem and Holditch curves (with H. Proppe and R. Stern),
to appear in Journal of Convex Analysis, Vol 24 (2017).
The logarithmic Minkowski inequality for non-symmetric convex bodies, Advances in Applied Mathematics, 73 (2016), 43–58.
For other publications see the MathSciNet list.
Recent and Upcoming Conferences:
I study the existence and/or the uniqueness of closed convex hypersurfaces of the Euclidean space with certain properties, usually by looking
at the geometric properties of solutions to appropriate partial differential equations. I am also interested in curvature flows and
isoperimetric-type inequalities. One of my current projects focuses on affine invariants of convex bodies and affine invariant inequalities.
Whether a Master's or a PhD, my students'
theses combine techniques from differential geometry, analysis and partial differential equations.
J. Bachrachas, Master (2011) (went on to McGill University to pursue a PhD in Mathematics)
Y. Raad, Master (2011) (went on to University of Ottawa to pursue a PhD in Mathematics)
R. Benty, Master (2012) (went on to University of Waterloo to pursue a PhD in Mathematics)
M. N. Ivaki, PhD (2013),
Recipient of the 2013 Carl Herz Prize,
(went on to a postdoctoral position at Technische Universität Wien, Austria.)
T. Nguyen, Master (2013), co-supervised with O. Cornea (went to Université de
Montréal's PhD program in Physics)
I currently supervise two MSc students and co-supervise two PhD students.
Teaching: "Within five years, there will be 2.4 million STEM jobs openings." (NYTimes, December 7, 2013,
"Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?") ARE YOU READY?
MATH 479 / MAST 680B / MAST 837B
Convex and Nonlinear Analysis: Starting with classical inequalities for
convex sets and functions, the course’s aim is to present famous geometric inequalities like the Brunn-Minkowski inequality
and its related functional form, Prekopa-Leindler, the Blaschke-Santalo inequality, the Urysohn inequality, as well as more
modern results such as the reverse isoperimetric inequality, or the Brascamp-Lieb inequality and its reverse form. In the
we will touch upon log-convex functions, duality for sets and functions and, generally, extremum problems.
Women and Mathematics:
And from the local folklore:
A few years back, my suggestion to shorten a calculus exam was
answered by a male colleague with "you must have a lots of domestic duties and not enough time for grading".
A male faculty member is said to have a high research grant, if that is the case,
but a female's
high funding is called a "generous grant". Honi soit qui mal y pense!
Latest readings I enjoyed, in reverse chronological order: Herman Koch The Dinner, Robert Littell The visiting professor,
Claire Holden Rothman My October, Bill Browder Red Notice,
Edward Frenkel Love and Math, Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project (light, but hilarious, much in the spirit of The curious incident of the
dog in the nighttime
set in academia!), Vasili Grosssman Panta Rhei, Cédric Villani
Théorème Vivant, Paul Cornea Ce a fost Cum a fost.
© 2006 Alina Stancu