Dr. Elena Irina Neaga is a lecturer and a leading researcher within the School of Management from Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.
She received the MSc in Computer Systems Engineering from “Gh. Asachi” Technical University, Iasi, Romania; and the PhD in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Loughborough University, UK.
She has substantial working experience in academia, industry and government on large-scale, strategic partnerships of systems engineering and innovation through research, education and consultancy.
She has pursued in-depth research on advanced computational tools and internet based infrastructure applying knowledge discovery, data, web mining, ontology and semantics to support a wide range of applications in industry, business, finance and defence defined as an extended enterprise.
Her expertise harmoniously has blended interdisciplinary areas with a focus on complex web systems analysis, meta modelling, design, and development. Her research experience and interests include interoperable secure systems deployed in the cloud computing environment to support highly collaborative supply chain networks as well as cyber security alongside the management of risks, IT vulnerabilities, complexity, resilience, knowledge and information.
The related systemic / holistic approaches have led to practical sustainable solutions enabling innovation and competitiveness of industrial large companies and SMEs as well as a number of publications such as journal papers, book chapters and conference contributions.
She has worked in higher education, manufacturing industry, and research consortia in Canada, Finland, Romania, United Kingdom, and The Netherlands. She has contributed to the European funded research and large interdisciplinary projects funded by UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as well as international industrial collaborations with companies from North America and Europe. She is an active member of professional societies, editorial board, working groups and associations. She is a member of the Digital Economy Network+ IT as a Utility focusing particularly on green utility computing.