• Dr. Sci., 2010, Applied Mathematics, Higher Accreditation Commission of Bulgaria
  • Ph.D., 1996, Mathematics, Higher Accreditation Commission of Bulgaria
  • M.S., 1987, Mathematics, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • M.S., 1987, Mathematics Education, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Research Interests

Applied Mathematics, Nonlinear Systems, Biological Neural Networks, Stability Theory, Control Theory, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Economics, Population dynamics, Qualitative properties of PDEs

Her research interests in Nonlinear Analysis lie in the area of mathematical modeling and analysis using nonlinear systems, stability, and control theories with an emphasis on problems related to neural networks, biological models, models in the population dynamics, and models in economics. Ivanka Stamova is the author of a book, two co-authored books, over 120 papers in highly indexed research journals, and co-edited one book. She is a member of the editorial boards of several internationally recognized journals and an invited speaker at numerous research conferences and seminars as well as an external evaluator of NSF research grants. Ivanka regularly collaborates with mathematicians, applied mathematicians, and engineers around the world, including colleagues from USA, Germany, China, Switzerland, Bulgaria. Her research program is supported by the National Science Foundation of USA under the COBASE program, Association of Women in Mathematics, National Swiss Science Foundation, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences European Commission.

Ivanka Stamova is awarded a DSc degree in Mathematical Modeling and Applied Mathematics from the Higher Accreditation Commission of Bulgaria in 2010. Such a degree is awarded in recognition of a substantial and sustained contribution to scientific knowledge beyond that required for a Ph.D. degree.

Serving on Editorial Boards for:

A member of the American Mathematical Society, Association for Woman in Mathematics, International Society of Difference Equations.


Ivanka Stamova has many years of teaching experience in numerous undergraduate and graduate mathematical classes at the university level. She has experience in the development of interdisciplinary courses in engineering and computer sciences as well as in organizing Independent Study classes and working with talented and enthusiastic students. She has developed research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and directed Ph.D. students.