Department of Mathematics

West Chester University

Mathematics Information
Office: Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2440
Fax (610) 738-0578
Email: Department Chair


Viorel Nitica

Professor

Contact Information:

Office: UNA 172
Phone: 610-430-4411
Fax: 610-738-0578
Email: vnitica@wcupa.edu
Webpage: vnitica

Education:

  • B.S. University of Bucharest
  • M.S. University of Bucharest
  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests:

  • dynamical systems, rigidity of smooth group actions, ergodic theory
  • extremal algebras
  • operator algebras
  • combinatorics

Professional Experience

  • August 2010 - present: Professor, West Chester University, West Chester
  • August 2006 - August 2010: Associate Professor, West Chester University, West Chester
  • August 2006 - December 2006: Visiting Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • August 2001 - August 2006: Assistant Professor, West Chester University, West Chester
  • August 1998 - August 2001: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, South Bend
  • August 1997 - August 1998: Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • August 1995 - August 1997: Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • August 1990 - August 1995: Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Selected Publications:

  • (with D. Ehrmann, Z. Higgins) The geometric structure of max-plus hemispaces, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 489 (2016) pp. 144-166
  • Every tiling of the first quadrant by L n-ominoes follows the rectangular pattern, Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 5 (2015) 11-25.
  • (with K. Lui, S. Venkatesh), The semigroup problem for central semidirect product of R^n with R^m,  Topology Proceedings 45 (2015) 9—29.
  • (with S. Sergeev), The tropical dimension of max-min convex sets,  Fuzzy Sets and Systems 271 (2015) 81—101.
  • (with A. Torok), Stable transitivity of Heisenberg group extensions of hyperbolic systems,  Nonlinearity 27 (2014) 661–-683.

Selected Talks:

  • About the semigroup problem, 48-th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, University of Richmond, Richmond Virginia, March 2014
  • Open transitivity for Heisenberg group extensions, American Mathematical Society, Spring Central Sectional Meeting, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, April 2014
  • Stable transitivity of Heisenberg group extensions of hyperbolic systems, Recent Progress in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), Canada, August 2014