Prof. Cristiana Sebu

Prof. Cristiana Sebu

Prof. Cristiana Sebu

 B.Sc.,M.Sc.,Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Room 301
Maths & Physics Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2466
Prof Cristiana Sebu has been with the University since September 2015 as Associate Professor in Biomathematics. She received a BSc (Hons) First Class and an MSc (Distinction) in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. In 2004, she obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Montpellier II, France, with a thesis entitled Problèmes Inverses dans la Physique Classique et Quantique under the supervision of Professors Sorin Ciulli and André Neveu. After finishing her doctoral studies, Prof Sebu was employed by Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematical Sciences. She continued her academic career at Oxford Brookes University where she became Lecturer in 2005, Senior Lecturer in 2006 and Reader in Mathematics in 2013.

For almost 20 years Prof Sebu has produced internationally recognised research in two main fields: Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging Techniques, and Mathematical Modelling.

In her main focus area, Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging Techniques, Prof Sebu's published research, especially in Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), has been widely cited and has led to numerous invitations to conferences. She has made key contributions to the theoretical developments of EIT for medical applications, including the design of a ground-breaking portable EIT device for breast cancer screening, and the development of an image reconstruction algorithm for use in such screening. This work was carried out at Oxford Brookes University in collaboration with the EIT group at Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany.

Research in her second area of expertise, Mathematical Modelling, has led to pioneering work in other disciplines (Physics, Biology, Engineering and Chemistry).

Much of Prof Sebu's research is inter-disciplinary and is the result of international collaborations (Montpellier, Mainz, Bremen, Florianopolis, Prague) which have been financially supported by major funding bodies (EGIDE, Leverhulme Trust, German Ministry of Education).
  • Inverse Problems
  • Medical imaging
  • Electrical Impedance Tomography
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Systems biology
  • Mathematical biology

SEBU, C., 2004. Inverse Problems in Classical and Quantum Physics. PhD edn. University of Montpellier II.

  • DOC6030 - Getting Published: The Journal Article (Architecture and STEM)
  • MAT1091 - Mathematical Methods
  • MAT3750 - Essential Mathematical Biology
  • MAT3755 - Advanced Mathematical Modeling in Biology
Editor-in-Chief of Xjenza Online - Science Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists
http://www.xjenza.org

Associate Editor, Inverse Problems in Science & Engineering
http://www.tandfonline.co.uk/gipe

Research Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Full list of publications:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=KQsEKnQAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&authuser=1


Co-Chair of the 10th International Conference Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation
(IP:MS 2020), May 24-30, 2020, Malta.


Member of the International Programme Committee of International Conferences:

The 8th International Conference Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation (IP:MS 2016), May 23-28, 2016, Fethiye, Turkey.

The 9th International Conference Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation (IP:MS 2018), May 21-25, 2018, Malta.


Member of the International Organizing Committee of International Conferences:

Challenges in Inverse Problems (CiIP 2015), workshop in honour of Professor Sabatier's 80th anniversary, Montpellier, May 5-7, 2015.

The 5th International Conference Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation (IP:MS 2010), May 24-29, 2010, Antalya, Turkey.

The 6th International Conference Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation (IP:MS 2012), May 21-26, 2012, Antalya, Turkey.

The 7th International Conference Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation (IP:MS 2014), May 26-31, 2014, Fethiye, Turkey.

The 9th International Conference Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation (IP:MS 2018), May 21-25, 2018, Malta.


Mini-symposium Organizer at International Conferences:

Inverse Problems in Electrical Tomography: From Theory to Practical Applications, 5th International Conference "Inverse Problems:
Modelling and Simulation" (IP:MS 2010), May 24-29, 2010, Antalya, Turkey.

Recent Advances in Tomography, 6th International Conference "Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation" (IP:MS 2012), May 21-
26, 2012, Antalya, Turkey.

Inverse Problems and Imaging, 7th International Conference "Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation" (IP:MS 2014), May 26-31,
2014, Fethiye, Turkey.

Inverse Source Problems, 8th International Conference "Inverse Problems: Modelling and Simulation" (IP:MS 2016), May 23-28, 2016,
Fethiye, Turkey.

Inverse Problems for Time-dependent Maxwell Equations, 9th AIP Conference 2017, May 29-June 2, 2017, Hangzhou, China,.

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