Lilya Budaghyan

University of Bergen

Prof. Lilya Budaghyan is a head of Selmer Center, the Secure Communication Group at the University of Bergen in Norway. Her main research interests are in the field of Boolean functions and their applications. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Magdeburg (Germany, 2005) and habilitation degree from the University of Paris VIII (France, 2013). She is an author of the book ‘Construction and Analysis of Cryptographic Functions’, and has been awarded a few prestigious fellowships and awards, among which are Trond Mohn Foundation award (2016), a ‘Young Research Talent Grant’ from the Norwegian Research Council (2014), a postdoctoral fellowship award from the Foundation of Mathematical Sciences of Paris (2012), and the Emil Artin Junior Prize in Mathematics (2011). Since 2019 she is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

She has worked for the University of Bergen since 2007. Previously, she also conducted research at the Yerevan State University (Armenia, 1998-2003), University of Magdeburg (Germany, 2003-2005), University of Trento (Italy, 2005-2007), Telecom ParisTech (2011), Universities of Paris VIII and Paris XIII (2012-2013).