Cornelia Mihaila Assistant Professor of Mathematics



Ph.D. in Mathematics at UT Austin
B.A in Mathematics and Biology at Wellesley

Areas of Expertise

Calculus of variations, geometric measure theory, and partial differential equations.

Courses I Teach

  • Calculus
  • Geometries
  • Differential equations

For more information on Professor Mihaila’s research, teaching and outreach, visit her website at

Recent News

Cornelia Mihaila is a new member of the Department of Mathematics faculty. She went to Wellesley for her undergraduate degree, the University of Texas at Austin for her doctorate, and completed a postdoc at the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in geometric measure theory, the calculus of variations, and partial differential equations. In addition to teaching and research, Cornelia has enjoyed volunteering for math enrichment programs in both Chicago and Austin. In her free time, Cornelia likes to bake, hike, and listen to audiobooks.
(posted February 2022)