Maya Neytcheva has finished the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University with specialization Mathematical Modelling. In 1995 she obtained her PhD degree at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (now Radboud University), Netherlands, on the topic ‘Arithmetic and communication complexity of preconditioning methods’. Since 2001 she moved to the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University in Sweden on the position of associate professor. She became docent in 2005 and professor in 2016.

Her research interests and expertise include numerical analysis, numerical solution methods, preconditioned iterative solution methods, multilevel methods, parallelization of iterative solution methods, parallel aspects of numerical algorithms, applied to various applications, mostly modelled by partial differential equations.