Department of Informatics

Lilya Budaghyan Awarded Artin Junior Prize

The 2011 Emil Artin Junior Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Lilya Budaghyan at the Department of Informatics.

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Budaghyan is the first woman to receive this award, and she was chosen for her joint paper with Tor Helleseth, “New commutative semifields defined by new PN multinomials”, published in Cryptography and Communications 3 (2011).

The Emil Artin Junior Prize in Mathematics carries a cash award of US$1,000 and is presented usually every year to a student or former student of an Armenian university under the age of thirty-five for outstanding contributions to algebra, geometry, topology, and number theory - the fields in which Emil Artin made major contributions.