Eleny Ionel

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Eleny-Nicoleta Ionel is a Romanian mathematician, interested in symplectic geometry and Gromov–Witten invariants. She is a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, where she is chair of the mathematics department.[1]

Ionel is the daughter of Adrian Ionel, a professor at the Ion Ionescu de la Brad University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Iași.[2] She earned a bachelor's degree from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania in 1991,[1] and completed her Ph.D. in 1996 from Michigan State University. Her dissertation, Genus One Enumerative Invariants in , was supervised by Thomas H. Parker.[1][3] After postdoctoral research at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California and a position as C. L. E. Moore instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty in 1998, and moved to Stanford in 2004.[1]

Ionel is a Sloan Fellow and a Simons Fellow. She was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Faculty profile, Stanford University, retrieved 2018-02-24
  2. ^ Popa, Cristinel C. (June 22, 2008), "Prima româncă profesor la Stanford", Jurnalul Național (in Romanian)
  3. ^ Eleny Ionel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project