Biography: Sergey M. Avdoshin
Sergey Avdoshin, Professor, PhD, holds a position of Head of Software Engineering Department at State University – Higher School of Economics. Prof. Avdoshin was Head of Computer Science Department in Tsiolkovsky Russian State Technological University, president of Apple University in Russia and Head of Federal Certification Centre affiliated branch before joining the faculty of HSE. He participated in the development of professional standards for IT industry and Federal educational standard for new higher professional education.
Prof. Avdoshin is corresponding member of World Academy of Sciences for Complex Security and Associate Academician of World Informatization Academy.
Biography: Alexandra A. Savelieva
Alexandra Savelieva is a post-graduate student at Higher School of Economics. Under the supervision of Dr. Prof. Avdoshin she has been engaged in research work in cryptography and cryptanalysis since her 3rd year in Russian State Technological University where she obtained a BSc in Computer Science degree with honors in 2006. Alexandra was recognized for outstanding research results by The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Diploma for the best students’ research in 2006). She continued her education at Higher School of Economics and received a MSc in Business Informatics, honors, in 2008. For her strong academic achievements, she was a President’s scholar in 2006/2008 and Russian Government scholar in 2007/2008, 2008/2010. Alexandra has received support from a government grant for her PhD research project.
As of September 2008, Alexandra took a part-time job of a lecturer at Higher School of Economics. She is actively participating in the life of research communities in Russia by reporting the research results at professional conferences and workshops on Information Security and Software Engineering. Alexandra has over 30 publications on solving linear systems over residue rings, cryptanalysis methods, practical application of cryptography in software products, and efficiency of investments in information security systems.