Nicoleta Serban

Peterson Professor of Pediatric Research


  • B.S. Mathematics (1998), University of Bucharest
  • M.S. Stochastic Processes and Theoretical Statistics (2000), University of Bucharest
  • M.S. Statistics (2002), Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D. Statistics (2005), Carnegie Mellon University


  • Statistics
  • Data Mining
  • Health Analytics
  • Health Systems
  • Enterprise Transformation


Nicoleta Serban is the Peterson Professor of Pediatric Research in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Serban's most recent research focuses on model-based data mining for functional data, spatio-temporal data with applications to industrial economics with a focus on service distribution and nonparametric statistical methods motivated by recent applications from proteomics and genomics. 

She received her B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Theoretical Statistics and Stochastic Processes from the University of Bucharest. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award in the Public Sector 2014
  • Selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering, Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium 2014
  • Selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium 2011
  • NSF CAREER Award 2010
  • Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, CETL, Georgia Institute of Technology 2008
  • David Byar Young Investigator Award, ASA Biometrics Section 2004