Charalambia Varnava is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computing/Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of European University Cyprus, working on the development of a new Bayesian method of analysis of spectral energy distributions for studying galaxy evolution. She is a Researcher at the Aristarchus Research Center and a Special Scientist at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of European University Cyprus. She previously worked as a Research Associate at the In-Silico Modelling Group of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of the University of Cyprus.
Her research interests span across several disciplines in theoretical and applied science, more specifically in computational mathematics, Bayesian inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) model fitting, mathematical and computational (in-silico) modelling in multiphysics and multiscale problems, differential equations and finite element method.
She was ranked the best M.Sc. student in the 2015 Applied Mathematics cohort at the University of Cyprus and she also holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics awarded by the same university. She was a recipient of several awards, including a full scholarship for the Ph.D. Program of Computing/Computer Science granted by European University Cyprus, the award of highest academic record and the Sievert Larsson/Ancoria Excellence Award of highest academic record during the Master’s degree program in Applied Mathematics granted by the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Cyprus, respectively.
She is a founding member of Women in Mathematical Sciences in Cyprus (WMSC).