Dr. Cosmin Anitescu



Marienstraße 15, Room 008
99423 Weimar


+49 3643 584505





Research Interests

    • Error estimation and adaptivity in isogeometric analysis
    • Meshless and Generalized/Extended Finite Element Method
    • Geometric modelling and structural optimization
    • Medical image registration

      Research Projects



      Academic CV

      2016 - present

      Post-doctoral researcher, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar


      Project Manager, ITN-INSIST

      2010 - 2011

      Post-doctoral fellow, Bauhaus Research School


      Doctoral thesis "On the convergence and superconvergence of the Generalized Finite Element Methods", supervised by Prof. Uday Banerjee


      M.S. in Computer Science - Syracuse University

      Publication List

      1. A. Pawar, Y.J. Zhang, C. Anitescu, Y. Jia, T. Rabczuk – DTHB3D_Reg: Dynamic Truncated Hierarchical B-Spline Based 3D Nonrigid Image Registration, Communications in Computational Physics, in press
      2. C.L. Chan, C. Anitescu, T. Rabczuk – Volumetric parametrization from a level set boundary representation with PHT-splines, Computer-Aided Design, 2017 [DOI: 10.1016/j.cad.2016.08.008]
      3. C.L. Chan, C. Anitescu, Y.J. Zhang, T. Rabczuk – Two and Three Dimensional Image Registration Based on B-Spline Composition and Level Sets, Communications in Computational Physics, 2017 [DOI: 10.4208/cicp.OA-2016-0042]
      4. A. Pawar, Y.J. Zhang, Y. Jia, X. Wei, T. Rabczuk, C.L. Chan, C. Anitescu – Adaptive FEM-based nonrigid image registration using truncated hierarchical B-splines, Computers & Mathematics with Applications, 2016 [DOI: 10.1016/j.camwa.2016.05.020]
      5. B.H. Nguyen, H.D. Tran, C. Anitescu, X. Zhuang, T. Rabczuk – An isogeometric symmetric Galerkin boundary element method for two-dimensional crack problems, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2016 [DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2016.04.002]
      6. V.P. Nguyen, C. Anitescu, S.P.A. Bordas, T. Rabczuk  –  Isogeometric analysis: An overview and computer implementation aspects, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 2015 [DOI: 10.1016/j.matcom.2015.05.008]
      7. C. Anitescu, Y. Jia, Y.J. Zhang, T. Rabczuk – An isogeometric collocation method using superconvergent points,  Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2015 [DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2014.11.038]
      8. Y. Jia, C. Anitescu, S.S. Ghorashi, T. Rabczuk – Extended isogeometric analysis for material interface problems, IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2015 [DOI: 10.1093/imamat/hxu004]
      9. F. Amiri, C. Anitescu, M. Arroyo, S.P.A. Bordas, T. Rabczuk – XLME interpolants, a seamless bridge between XFEM and enriched meshless methods, Computational Mechanics, 2014 [DOI: 10.1007/s00466-013-0891-2]
      10. C. Anitescu, U. Banerjee – Approximation Properties of the Generalized Finite Element Method, Advances in Computational Mathematics, 2011 [DOI: 10.1007/s10444-010-9159-y]

      Proceedings and Talks

      1. J. Lopez, *C. Anitescu, N. Valizadeh, T. Rabczuk – Isogeometric Structural Shape Optimization using Bézier Triangles, 14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 17-20, 2017, Montreal, Canada
      2. *C. Anitescu, Y. Jia, T. Rabczuk – Adaptive refinements in isogeometric simulations of thermo-mechanical problems using hierarchical splines (Keynote lecture), VII International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, 12-14 June 2017, Rhodes Island, Greece
      3. *C. Anitescu, M.N. Hossain, T. Rabczuk – IGAPack: an isogeometric hierarchical spline package using recovery-based error estimation and adaptivity, 2017 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, June 4-7, 2017, San Diego, United States