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Cristina Anton

Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

PhD (Alberta), PhD (Center for Mathematical Statistics of the Romanian Academy)

5-103C, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-633-3939

Biography

Cristina Anton has two PhDs—one from the University of Alberta (Applied Mathematics) and one from the Center for Mathematical Statistics of the Romanian Academy (Probability and Statistics). At MacEwan University, she is teaching both Mathematics and Statistics courses and she has supervised undergraduate and graduate students for several research projects. Her current research interest is in numerical schemes for stochastic differential equations. Previously she has studied bifurcation problems for random dynamical systems and mixture models using various approaches: non-linear time series, hidden Markov chains, the Kalman filter and its generalizations, the EM algorithm, the Gibbs sampler.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Expertise
Numerical analysis, dynamical systems, stochastic processes

Teaching and Research Interests

Courses taught:

  • MATH113/114/115/101 Elementary Calculus I & II & Calculus II
  • MATH120/125/101 Linear Algebra I & Applied Linear Algebra
  • MATH330 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • STAT151/141/252 Introduction to Applied Statistics I & II
  • STAT 265/266 Statistisc I & II
  • STAT353 Design of Experiments
  • STAT370 Applied Time Series Analysis

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Anton, C., J. Deng & Y. S. Wong. "Hopf Bifurcation Analysis of an Aeroelastic Model Using Stochastic Normal Form," Journal of Sound and Vibration 331, no. 16 (2012): 3866-3886, doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2012.03.031.

Anton, C. "Application of Dependence with Complete Connections to Hidden Markov Models," Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series III: Mathematics, Informatics, Physics 5 no. 54 (2012): 23-32, Special Issue: Proceedings of the Seventh Congress of Romanian Mathematicians, published by Transilvania University Press, Brasov and Publishing House of the Romanian Academy. http://webbut.unitbv.ro/Bulletin/cautare/Proceedings%20ianuarie.pdf.

Deng, J., C. Anton & Y. S. Wong. "Stochastic Collocation Method for Secondary Bifurcation of a Nonlinear Aeroelastic System," Journal of Sound and Vibration 330, no. 13 (2011): 3006-3023, doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2011.01.026.

Deng, J., C. Anton & Y. S. Wong. "Uncertainty Investigations in Nonlinear Aeroelastic Systems," Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 235, no. 13 (2011): 3910-3920, doi.org/10.1016/j.cam.2011.01.037.

Popescu, C., Y. S. Wong & B. K. Lee,  "An Expert System for Predicting Non-Linear Aeroelastic Behaviour of an Airfoil," Journal of Sound and Vibration 319, no. 3-5 (2009): 1312-1329, doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2008.06.035.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • NSERC Discovery Development Grant, MacEwan University (2015-2017)
  • Research Council Travel Grant, MacEwan University (2016, 2013, 2011)
  • MITACS Accelerate Clusters Grant, University of Alberta (2014-2015)
  • NSERC ARD Grant, MacEwan University (2012)
  • NSERC Individual Discovery Grant, University of Alberta (2006-2012)

Boards / Committees

  • International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling B, associate editor