Elena Druică is full professor of Statistics for Business, Applied Econometrics and Data Analysis with the University of Bucharest. She was formally trained in Mathematics, completing her PhD in 2003. During her PhD she studied genetic algorithms and optimization processes, developing a new classification of objective functions that converge to the optimum in polynomial time. During her second doctoral work she studied Economics with a particular focus on risk assessment.

Elena Druică is interested in structural equation modeling of various social and economic phenomena. She is trained in R programming language.