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Prof Codina Cotar
1-19 Torrington Place
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  • Professor of Probability
  • Dept of Statistical Science
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Codina Cotar is a Reader in Probability in the Department of Statistical Science, UCL. She completed her PhD in Probability in 2004 in the Statistics Group, the Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol. Between 2004-2011 she held postdoctoral fellowships at University of British Columbia, Technishe Universitaet Berlin and Technische Universitaet Munich. Between 2011-2012 she held a Research Immersion Fellowship at the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada. Between 2012-2016 she was a Lecturer in the Department of Statistical Science, UCL.

Research Summary

Research interests: Probability Theory; Statistical Mechanics; Disorder and Critical Phenomena; Optimal Transport Methods for Physics and Finance

Teaching Summary

At University College London: 
  • STAT3006 Stochastic Methods in Finance I, Winter 2013, Winter 2014
  • STAT6102 Introductory Statistical Methods, Summer 2013          
  • Graduate Course on Stochastic Processes (London Taught Course Centre), Winter 2012

At University of Toronto: 
  • Graduate mini-course on Gradient Models, November 2011

At Technische Universitaet Muenchen:
  • The Black-Scholes equation and financial markets with bubbles, Summer 2011
  • Risk Measures, Summer 2010

Lecturer at University of British Columbia:
  • MATH 217-263 Multivariable and Vector Calculus, Summer 2006
  • MATH 267 Fourier Series and Integrals, Winter 2006
  • MATH 302 Introduction to Probability, Summer 2005 
  • MATH 152 Linear Algebra, Winter 2005

01-OCT-2016 Reader in Probability Statistical Science University College London, United Kingdom
12-OCT-2012 – 30-SEP-2016 Lecturer Statistical Science University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2011 – 30-SEP-2012 Research Immersion Fellow   The Fields Institute, Canada
01-OCT-2008 – 30-SEP-2011 Project Team Leader Mathematics Technische Universitaet Munich, Germany
01-SEP-2006 – 30-SEP-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow Mathematics Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
01-SEP-2004 – 31-AUG-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow Mathematics University of British Columbia, Canada
Academic Background
2004   Doctorat University of Bristol
2001   Master of Mathematics Universitatea din Bucuresti
1999   Bachelor of Science Universitatea din Bucuresti
1999   ATQ10 - Overseas accreditation or qualification for any level of teaching Universitatea din Bucuresti
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