Rena holds double MSc in Applied Mathematics from Baku State University and in Computer Science from KTH, Sweden. In 2011 she received her PhD degree in Theoretical Computer Science from VU Amsterdam. Her research focused on (formal) modelling and analysis of large-scale stochastic systems. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow and an Assistant Professor at VU, and research visitor at NICTA Sydney and University of Melbourne on variety of interdisciplinary projects related to large-scale complex sytems.
Rena joined the Netherlands eScience Center in 2016, she is coordinating several climate science and physics projects.
- Graph algorithms and network analysis
- High-performance computing
- Physics (climatology)
- Formal modelling and large-scale simulations
- Scientific/Object-Oriented/Functional programming