Welcome to Elena Calude's personal site




I live in the city of sails, Auckland, in sunny New Zealand,
about 17255 km (10722 miles or 9317 nautical miles [World Atlas])
from the country I was born in, namely, Romania.

I grew up in Constantza and was educated at the National College Mircea Cel Batran.

I lived with my husband Cris and daughter Andreea in Bucharest, where I undertook most of my university studies at the University of Bucharest. While in Bucharest, I taught mathematics at the High Schools Number 50 and Number 49 and Iulia Hasdeu College. In 2003 I have met some of my former students in Bucharest.

After arriving in New Zealand, I completed a PhD in Computer Science, at the University of Auckland .
Between January 1999 and June 2019 I was a senior lecturer in computer science at Massey University at Albany Campus in Auckland.
I am now retired.


In 2003 my sabbatical leave took me to Effat College, now Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the Institut fur Informatik, Martin-Luther-Universitaet, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
You can view some of the photos I took there and some of the photos Cris took; other photos are from Halle.
Shopping with Susan.
Last pictures from Jeddah.
In January 2005 I visited Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Santiago in Chile. Then I was in Bologna and Rome in Italy, Predeal-Sinaia in Romania, and Rarotonga Cook Island.
Some NZ Xmas 2005 pictures. Finally these are my favourite Auckland Botanical and Winter Gardens flowers in 2005.