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Gurgen Khachatryan
Position: Principal Scientific Researcher

Phone: (+374 10) 512669

  Titles, Degree

Professor,  Doctor of technical sciences, Member of NAS RA


  Professional Experience

Professor   American University of Armenia
(since   2007)

Chief Researcher   “Quantum digital solutions”corporation USA

Chief Cryptographer   "CYLINK" corporation USA (1999-2001)

Head of the Sector   Institute for Informatics and
Automation Problems, NAS RA(1985-1999)
  Research Interests

Information theory, Cryptography, Information Security, Coding theory (error control coding, coding for multiple access channels), Finite field algebra

  Selected Publications

J. Massey, G. Khachatrian and M. Kyuregyan. Nomination of SAFER+ as candidate algorithm for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Submission document from Cylink Corporation to NIST, June 1998.

J. Massey, G. H. Khachatrian and M.  K. Kyuregyan, “SAFER+, Cylink Corporation's Submission for the Advanced Encryption Standard Candidate Conference”, Ventura, CA, August 20-22, 1998.

G.Khachatrian, S. Martirossian. Code Construction for the T-User Noiseless Adder Channel. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol.44, no. 5, pp. 1953-1957, 1998. 

G. Khachatrian, K. Hovakimyan, K Nikogossyan, A. Vartapetyan. Performance of an S-CDMA system with noncoherent spread-spectrum MSK modems.  IEEE TRANS VEH TECHNOL , vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 591-601, 1998.

G.Khachatrian , K.A. S. Immnik.  Construction of simple runlength-limited codes. Electronics Letters vol. 35, no. 2, 1999.

J. Massey, G.Khachatrian, M.Kuregian  “Nomination of SAFER++ as a Candidate Algorithm for NESSIE project “ - first NESSIE conference,  Leuven Belgium (37p), October 20-21, (2000)

G.Khachatrian, M.Kuregian, K.Ispirian, J.Massey, “Fast Multiplication of Integers for Public-Key Cryptosystems” - Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Selected Areas in Cryptography, LNSC 2259, Toronto, (2001), 245-254 

Khachatryan G. and Kyureghyan M., New public key encryption and signature scheme, Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications of Information Theory, Coding and Security, 14-16 April, 2010, Yerevan, Armenia.

Khachatrian G., Jivanyan A., New E-voting protocol based on voter’s secrets. Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technologies (CSIT’2011), pp. 15-18, 2011.

Khachatrian G., Khasikyan H.,  Correlation-Based Password Generation From Fingerprint,  IBS   ISC,  2012 pp. 1-8.

We are pleased to announce that in the frame of the All4R&D project's second open call 26 courses in 6 categories are offered, as well as 4 innovative practices, free of charge. The courses are tailored-made, based on the assessed needs of students and professionals, and trends in the industry. The courses are co-created and are offered in joint collaboration of academic and business organizations from 6 countries (Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Germany, Finland, and Austria).

All courses will be in English and employ innovative teaching methods.
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Open Call for the participation of Young Researchers and Companies in Research projects

We are pleased to announce that the NPUA/IIAP Cooperative R&D Unit has open calls for researchers, MS/Ph.D students, and companies in two new international research projects:
  • Astronomical Objects Classification
  • Performance Optimization System for Hadoop and Spark Frameworks.
We are inviting all the interested parties to participate in these projects.
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