Catalina is professor of Management Science and the first holder of the Deutsche Post DHL Chair. She joined ESMT Berlin in November 2009 as associate professor, served as director of research between 2010 and 2012, and as dean of faculty between 2012-2019. Before joining ESMT, she was assistant professor of Decision Sciences at London Business School. Catalina received her PhD and MS in Operations Research from Cornell University, in 2002 and 2000 respectively. She also holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest.
Catalina's research focuses on the design, analysis, and application of statistical models and methods for managerial decision making. She has worked on three different areas: demand modeling and forecasting for revenue management, statistical models for credit risk, and methodologies for correlated binary and survival data with biostatistical applications.
She teaches EMBA, MBA and MiM courses on analytics and operations, and PhD seminars on introductory and advanced Statistical Research Methods.