Arthur Khalatyan joined CSE as an Adjunct Lecturer in 2015. Arthur earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economist with Yerevan State University of Economics and his MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information System with London School of Economics and Political Science, department of Management. Prior to joining AUA, Arthur was actively involved in Educational projects, and served as academic affairs principal at Ayb school and head of teacher professional development unit with National Program for Educational Excellence. He has extensive experience in design and management of professionals and personal development programs. Arthur is also focusing his research and consultancy activities on technology driven change management and systems design, as well as development of technological ecosystem and the role of secondary and higher education, also serving as Inaugural industry liaison with Akian College of Science and Engineering.

Arthur spent around 10 years in management consultancy in banking and energy sectors and started his career as a financial reporter and TV program producer. Arthur’s specializations include Talent Learning and Development in Tech Industry, Design of Collaborative and Communication Information Services, Education Management, Communications and Marketing.

**Higher education**

**2010**, Master of Science

Name of University London School of Economics and Political Science

**2000**, Diploma of Economist

Yerevan State University of Economics

**Courses taught:**

- Design and Innovation of Information Systems
- Building Learning Organization

**Publications: **

Church Management in Telecommunications, IS Channel, LSE, Vol 5

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.367.9808&rep=rep1&type=pdf

**Office location: 319W/PAB**

Habet Madoyan joined CSE in 2013 as an Adjunct Instructor. In 2018 he was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the BS in Data Science Program. The areas of his scientific expertise include conjoint analysis, machine learning, predictive modeling, data visualization, optimization and forecasting. He is the founder of a data-science consulting company ans is active in the data sciences community, start-ups, and the Yerevan R users’ Group Meetup. Habet is also the co-founder of Mychoice which is an online market research tool that automates conjoint analysis from the experimental design to estimation and report generation.

Habet Madoyan holds a Ph.D in Management from the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and an MBA from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

**Higher education**

**2012,** Master of Business Administration

University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

**2007, **PhD. in Economics, Emphasis on management

National Academy of Sciences of RA: Institute of Economics, Armenia

**2004,** Master’s degree in Mathematical Methods and Transaction Analysis in Economy

Yerevan State University of Economics

**Courses taught:**

- Applied Statistics
- Data Mining and predictive analytics
- Sports Analytics
- Data Mining
- Design and Analysis of Experiments
- Data Science

**Office location: 323w/PAB**

Amalya Kostanyan has joined AUA in 2018. Her research interests are in materials science and nano-engineering, specifically in topics related to the development of flexible and transparant wearable devices using artificially grown nanomaterials. She is co-holder of a patent in hybrid graphene-ITO light scattering device with possible applications in smart windows, light shutters, organic displays. She teaches courses in Electricity and Magnetism, and Naanotechnology and Circuits. Kostanyan is completing her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.

**Higher Education**

**2019 (exp.),** PhD in Electrical Engineering

University of Cambridge, UK

**2012,** MPhil in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise

University of Cambridge, UK

**2009,** MSc in Electronics and Microelectronics

State Engineering University of Armenia

**2006,** BSc in Microsystems Engineering

State Engineering University of Armenia

**Courses Taught**

- Electricity and Magnetism
- Introduction to nanotechnology: Science and Applications
- Circuits
- Circuits Lab
- Tomorrow’s Technology

**Publications:**

- Hybrid Graphene-ITO scattering devices – Scattering vs domains study (publication in process to be submitted to Nanoscale) expected May 2019
- ‘Some electro-optical characteristics of liquid crystal cell with graphene electrodes’, co-author, submitted to Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (submitted), July 2017
- Graphene & Liquid Crystal mediated interactions (review article in process estimated submission period is Dec 2017, first author
- Hybrid Graphene Nematic Liquid Crystal Light Scattering Device, co-author, published in Nanoscale, (2015)
- Graphene based optoelectronic devices (PhD first year report submitted to the University of Cambridge), 2014

**Awards:**

- 2017 – Selected member of Fast NEXTGEN Council, http://fastfoundation.net/nextgen/
- 2011-2017 – Luys Governmental Scholarship, Armenia, http://www.luys.am/, For MPhil and PhD
- 2016 – Selected for ‘We are Armenians: Independence Generation’ promotional video by Government of Armenia, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS6F3pvx48Q
- 2015-2016 – Gulbenkian Global Excellence Scholarship, https://gulbenkian.pt/en/grant/global-excellence-scholarship/, PhD
- 2013-2015 – Hirair & Anna Hovnanian (HAH) Scholarship, from HAH Foundation for PhD
- 2013-2015 – Poghos Nubar Pacha Scholarship – Poghos Nubar Pacha Foundation, For PhD
- 2013-2014 – Lucy Kasparian Aharonian Scholarship from Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), for PhD
- 2011-2012 – AGBU UK Scholarship – Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), for MPhil
- 2011 – “Award for Creativity and Innovation” AIESEC in Armenia, National Awards

**Office location: 334W/PAB**

Varduhi Yeghiazaryan joined AUA in 2018. She holds a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (2012), an M. Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Oxford (2013) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in 3D medical image segmentation (2018). Her research interests include medical imaging, 3D image analysis and general-purpose computing on graphics processing units. She teaches courses in Artificial Intelligence, Data Structures and, Algorithms.

**Higher education**

**2018**, D.Phil (Ph.D) Computer Science

University of Oxford

**2013**, M.Sc. Computer Science

University of Oxford

**2012**, B.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Informatics

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

**Courses taught:**

- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Structures
- Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

**Publications:**

- Path Reducing Watershed for the GPU

V Yeghiazaryan, I Voiculescu

2018 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 577-585 2018 - Family of boundary overlap metrics for the evaluation of medical image segmentation

V Yeghiazaryan, I Voiculescu

Journal of Medical Imaging 5 (1), 015006 1 2018 - Boundary overlap for medical image segmentation evaluation

V Yeghiazaryan, I Voiculescu

Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and … 2 2017 - Automated 3D renal segmentation based on image partitioning

V Yeghiazaryan, ID Voiculescu

Medical Imaging 2016: Image Processing 9784, 97842E 5 2016 - An overview of current evaluation methods used in medical image segmentation

V Yeghiazaryan, I Voiculescu

Dept. Comput. Sci., Univ. Oxford, Oxford, UK, Tech. Rep. CS-RR-15-08 20 2015 - The use of fast marching methods in medical image segmentation

V Yeghiazaryan, I Voiculescu

Tech. Rep. CS-RR-15-07, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford … 3 2015 - Experiments on the Use of Fast Marching for Feature Identification

V Yeghiazaryan, I Voiculescu

Proceedings of the Oxford University Department of Computer Science Student … 2014 - Feature Identification on CT Images Using the Fast Marching Method

V Yeghiazaryan

University of Oxford

**Office location: 331W/PAB**

Satenik Mnatsakanyan has about 19 years of experience in IT industry, including advanced data analytics companies in the USA and Armenia, building distributed/cloud applications for innovative businesses, as well as media distribution portals and peer-to-peer networks. Satenik has repatriated to Armenia in 2013.

Satenik has joined AUA in 2014 as an Adjunct Lecturer. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience.

**Education**

**2004**, Master’s Degree

Yerevan State University – Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics

**2002**, Bachelor’s Degree

Yerevan State University – Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics

**Courses taught**

- CSE120 Introduction to the World of Programming
- ENGS110 Introduction to Programming
- ENGS115 Data Structures and Algorithms
- COMP110 Introduction to Computer Science
- COMP120 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- COMP121 Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS322 Software Engineering

**Office location: #317W PAB, Spring 2019**

Suren Khachatryan started his AUA career in 1998 as a Computing Lab and Software instructor. He joined the CSE as a Lecturer in 2001, when the Computer and Information Science (CIS) program was established. From 2005 to 2007 he served as Director of Instructional Computing Unit. He is an Assistant Professor since 2005. He was the CIS Program Chair from 2012 to 2016. As a coach of AUA CIS and CS student teams Suren Khachatryan participated in local and international programming contests from 2005 to 2018.

**Higher education
**

**2000**, PhD in Computational Physics

Yerevan State University

**1996**, ME in Earthquake Engineering

American University of Armenia

**1994**, BS in Physics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Engineering Analysis with MATLAB
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Introduction to OOP with C++ and Java
- Data Structures and Algorithms with C++ and Java
- Advanced OOP
- Software Engineering
- Practicum in Software Engineering
- Image Processing
- Math Modeling Applications
- Theory of Computing
- Mechanics (for Engineering, for CS)
- Relativity
- Capstone Preparation
- Supervising Capstone Theses
- Leading individual studies in Computational Models of Emotional Learning
- Leading individual studies in Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
- Leading individual studies in Machine Learning

**Publications: **

- Khachatryan, Kh. Grigoryan. A Gate Model of Emotional Learning. In Proc. of the 9th Int. Conference on Computer Science and Information Technologies, Yerevan, Armenia, 137-139, 2013.
- Khachatryan, A. Gaspar. Color Based Iterative Detection of the Face Vertical Axis. In Advanced Applications of Electrical Engineering – Proc. of the 8th WSEAS Int. Conference on Applications of Electrical Engineering, 222-227, 2009.
- Khachatryan. Propagation of 2D Nonlinear Density Waves on an Adaptive Mesh. In Recent Advances in Continuum Mechanics – Proc. of the 4th IASME / WSEAS Int. Conference on Continuum Mechanics, 62-66, 2009.
- S. Khachatryan. Modification of the Method of Integration along Characteristics as Adaptive Mesh Approach in Solution of Hyperbolic and Parabolic PDEs. WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics, 4 (1), 24-27, 2005
- G. Abrahamian, S. G. Khachatryan. Illustration of the Nonlinear Wave Model of Spiral Structure for Galaxies with Different Types of Rotation Curves. Astrophizica, 43, 216, 2000.
- G. Abrahamian, S. G. Khachatryan. Propagation of an Explosive Pulse in an Embedded, Rotating, Light Gaseous Disk. Astrophizica, 43, 63, 2000.
- M. G. Abrahamian, S. G. Khachatryan. Nonlinear Perturbations in Gravitating Gaseous Disc at the Edge of Gravitating Instability and the Spiral Structure of Galaxies. Astrophizica, 42, 407, 1999.
- Khachatryan. From Logic Puzzles to Logic Gates – Combining Fun and Practice in Teaching Introduction to Computer Science; In Proc. of the 5th Int. Conference on New Perspectives in Science Education, Florence, Italy, 154-158, 2016.
- Hovanessian, A. Asadoorian, S. Khachatryan. Object-Oriented Management Platform for a KNX-based Home Automation System. In Proc. of the 4th Int. Conference of Young Scientists on Computer Science and Engineering CSE2010, Lviv, Ukraine, 38-39, 2010.
- Khachatryan, M. Minassian. Microsoft Word Essentials; Areg, Yerevan, ISBN 99930-56-32-4, 2004.
- S. Khachatryan, M. Minassian. Microsoft Excel Discovery; Areg, Yerevan, ISBN 99930-56-37-5, 2003.

**Office location:** **332W / PAB**

Dr. Khalid Aboura spent several years involved in academic research at the George Washington University, Washington D.C, U.S.A, where he completed the Master of Science and the Doctor of Science degrees in Operations Research. Dr Aboura has extensive experience in Stochastic Modelling, Operations Research, Simulation, Maintenance Optimization and Mathematical Optimization. Dr Khalid Aboura worked as a Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia and conducted research at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Computing and Communication, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Dr Khalid Aboura was a Research Scientist at the Kuang-Chi Institute of Advanced Technology of Shenzhen, China. He headed the Department of Quantitative Methods at the College of Business Administration at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Dr Khalid Aboura is currently Associate Professor of Science and Engineering at the American University of Armenia.

**Higher education**

**1989, **Doctor of Science in Operations Research, minor in Statistics

The George Washington University

**1985**, Master of Science in Operations Research

The George Washington University

**1982**, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The University of Science and Technology of Algiers

**Courses taught:**

- Operations Management, Undergraduate, MBA Level, Executive MBA Level
- Quantitative Methods in Business, Undergraduate
- Principles of Business Mathematics, Undergraduate
- Principles of Business Statistics, Undergraduate
- Mathematics & Statistics for Business, Pre-MBA course, Executive MBA Level
- Stochastic Foundations of Operations Research, Master Level
- Computer Applications in Production/Operations Management, Master Level
- Elements of Decision Making and Problem Solving, Master Level
- Probability and Bayesian Statistics, Master Level
- Time Series Analysis and Forecasting Techniques, Master and Doctorate Level
- Reliability Theory, Master and Doctorate Level
- Probability and Statistics, Continuing Education
- Gamma Process in Maintenance Optimization, Continuing Education

**Publications: **

- Decision Support Algorithms in Image Analysis, (with R. Al-Hmouz), Organizacija, Vol. 50, No. 3, August 2017.
- Second-law analysis in the peristaltic flow of variable viscosity fluid, (with S. Munawar and N. Saleem), International Journal of Exergy, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 170-185, 2016.
- A Statistical Model for Shutdowns due to Air Quality Control for a Copper Production Decision Support System, Organizacija, Vol. 48, No. 3, August 2015.
- Optimal Adaptive Replacement in a Renewal Process, (with N. I. Robinson), Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 424–434, July/August 2015.
- Weibull Decision Support Systems in Maintenance, (with J. I. Agbinya and A. Eskandarian), Organizacija, Vol. 47, No. 2, May 2014.
- Bayesian Updating of the Gamma Distribution for the Analysis of Stay Times in a System, (with J. I. Agbinya), Journal of Machine to Machine Communications, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-16, January 2014.
- License Plate Localization Using a Statistical Analysis of Discrete Fourier Transform Signal, (with R. Al-Hmouz), Computers and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 982-992, 2014.
- Adaptive Maintenance Optimization Using Initial Reliability Estimates, (with J. I. Agbinya), Journal of Green Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 325-345, 2013.
- The Need for Simulation in Complex Industrial Systems, (with M. Kljajić and A. Eskandarian), Organizacija, North America, Vol. 45, No. 5, Oct. 2012.
- The Information System for Bridge Networks Condition Monitoring and Prediction, (with B. Samali), International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-18, 2012.
- A System for Bridge Network Condition Assessment and Prediction, (with B. Samali, K. I. Crews, W. Ariyaratne and P. Manamperi), in Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics and Structures of Materials, Fragomeni, Venkatesan, Lam & Setunge (eds), 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 739–744, ISBN: 978-0-415-61657-7.
- Software Engineering for Mapping Radio Frequency Pollution, (with J. Agbinya and Z. Chaczko), International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 129-136, 2010.
- Mapping and Recognition of Radio Frequency Clutter in Various Environments in Australia, (with J. Agbinya, V. Lee and Z. Chaczko), International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 137-144, 2010.
- Pseudo Bayesian and Linear Regression Global Thresholding, International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 63-72, 2010.
- The Use of Stochastic Processes in Bridge Lifetime Assessment, (with B. Samali, K. Crews and J. Li), Biomedical and Environmental Sensing, J.I. Agbinya et al. (Eds), River Publishers Series in Information Science and Technology, Denmark, Chap. 15, pp. 295-316, 2009.
- Stochastic Processes for Modeling Bridge Deterioration, (with B. Samali, K. Crews and J. Li), in Futures in Mechanics of Structures and Materials, T. Aravinthan, W. Karunasena, H. Wang (Eds), CRC Press / Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 533-538, 2009.
- Automatic Thresholding of License Plate, International Journal of Automation and Control, Vol. 2, Nos. 2-3, pp. 213-231, 2008.
- Distributed Recursive Algorithm for Auto Calibration in Drift Aware Wireless Sensor Networks, (with M. Takruri and S. Challa), Innovations and Advanced Techniques in Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, K. Elleithy (ed.), pp. 21-25, Springer Netherlands, 2008.
- Estimating the Number of People in Buildings Using Visual Information, (with S. Challa, K. Ravikanth and S. Deshpande), Information, Decision and Control, pp. 124-129, 2007.
- Modelling Trust in Wireless Sensor Networks from the Sensor Reliability Prospective, (with M. Momani and S. Challa), in Innovative Algorithms and Techniques in Automation, Industrial Electronics and Telecommunications, Springer Netherlands, pp. 317-321, 2007.
- Evaluating Options to Increase Production of a Copper Smelter Aisle: A Simulation Approach, (with P. Welgama, R.G. Mills, A. Struthers, and D. Tucker), Simulation, Vol. 67, No. 4, pp. 247-267, 1996.
- Plenty of Data? (with P. Welgama and R.G. Mills), The Quality Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, 1995.
- Using Expert Opinion in Reliability Assessment, (with N.D. Singpurwalla and R. Soyer), Reliability Review, Vol. 9, pp. 11-12, 1989.
- Software for Use of Expert Opinion in Reliability, (with N.D. Singpurwalla and R. Soyer), ASQC Quality Congress Transactions, pp. 527-532, 1989.

**Research database IDs:**

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Khalid_Aboura

http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=n2Y-LeMAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

**Awards:**

- Omega Rho (Operations Research Honor Society)
- Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
- Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society
- Elected to the Fourth Annual ORSA Doctoral Colloquium

**Office Location:** 330W/PAB

Dr. Hajian received his Mechanical Engineering B.S. degree from Stanford University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University.

After working in the Biomechanics Group at Exponent, Inc., he relocated to Armenia in 2000, where he has worked in a number of hi-tech, entrepreneurial and community positions. He has served as Executive Director of MadeinArmeniadirect.com and as a Managing Consultant at Arlex Intl. in Yerevan. He is also a co-founder and board member of the Chess Academy of Armenia. His scholarly publications are in the area of biomechanics and relate to the mechanical characterization of the human hand. He teaches several courses in the College of Science and Engineering.

Hayk Nersisyan joined CSE as an adjunct lecturer in 2014. In 2015 Hayk Nersisyan was appointed as the Program Chair of BS in Computer Science program. Nersisyan holds a PhD in Mathematics from University of Cergy-Pontoise, France and spent one and a half years as a postdoctoral fellow in Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Spain. He has research interests in: Controllability and stabilization of PDEs, Equations of fluid mechanics, optimization of water wave equations, and machine learning.

**Higher Education:**

**2011**, PhD in Mathematics

University of Cergy Pontoise, France

**2007**, Master in Mathematics,

Yerevan State University

**2005**, Bachelor of Mathematics,

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Calculus 1
- Calculus 2
- Discrete Mathematics
- Business Math
- Real Analysis
- Ordinary Differential Equation
- Single Variable Calculus
- Multi Variable Calculus

**Publications: **

- Nersisyan, D. Dutykh and E. Zuazua, Generation of two-dimensional water waves by moving bottom disturbances, IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2014.
- Nersesyan and H. Nersisyan, Global exact controllability in infinite time of Schrodinger equation: Multidimensional case
- Nersisyan, Stabilization of the 2D incompressible Euler system in an infinite strip, to appear in Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincare / Analyse non lineaire.
- Nersesyan and H. Nersisyan, Global exact controllability in infinite time of Schrodinger equation, J. Math. Pures et Appl., 97(4):295-317, 2012.
- Nersisyan, Controllability of the 3D compressible Euler system, Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 36(9) 1544 -1564, 2011.
- Nersisyan, Controllability of 3D incompressible Euler equations by a finite-dimensional external force, ESAIM Control Optim. Calc. Var., 16(3):677-694, 2010.

**Research database IDs:**

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=d4nSjfAAAAAJ&hl=en

**Office location: 320W, PAB**

Sargis Zeytunyan is the Program Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM) program. He also supervises the prototyping laboratory of EPIC. Before joining AUA, Sargis worked as a design engineer in R&D companies, led a group of engineers.

Sargis coordinated the AUA team in the Tempus’ ICo-op project 2012 – 2015. He serves in the student selection committee of Erasmus+ mobility projects. He prepared and conducted several courses for local engineers, including those funded by USAID and ANSEF. Sargis collaborated with Florida State University (2010 – 2011), and Harvard Medical School (2016-2019) in different R&D projects involving 12 students of CSE.

**Higher education**

1999, M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, American University of Armenia

1985, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Polytechnic University of Armenia

**Courses taught:**

- Computer-Aided Design
- Computer-Aided Manufacturing
- Advanced CAD/CAM Applications
- Introduction to Product Design
- Capstone Preparation
- Engineering Statics

**Publications:**

- “
*Integrating Design and Manufacturing Tools into Ilmenau Interactive Hybrid Online Lab”*, REV2014 Conference 26 – 28 February 2014, Porto, Portuga *“The Perspective of Introduction and Application of Modern Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Technologies in Medicine”*, Bulletin of Stomatology and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 2005,**2**: 31-35.- “
*AutoCAD 2000: Practical Guide”*2004, Yerevan

**Office location: 329W/PAB**

Dr. Hambarian serves as Assistant Professor and Researcher in the CSE. He has supervised a number of international research projects related to alternative energy and design of test equipment for the semiconductor industry.

His interests include issues related to product life-cycles, heuristic scheduling, renewable energy, solar hot water and photovoltaic applications, as well as topics in semiconductor technology, such as interaction of laser radiation with semiconductor surfaces both for testing and for modification of characteristics.

David Davidian joined AUA in 2015. He received a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and worked at the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Plant as a Reactor Engineer. David went on to graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts for Systems Engineering and Control Systems.

David worked for eleven years at NEC Electronics initially as a Diagnostics Programmer, later in HW and SW design, Technical Marketing, and eventually Engineering Manager. David subsequently worked for the Armenian Minister of Communications in 1992 and proposed an information infrastructure program for Armenia. Two years later, he introduced the same for Artsakh.

He spent eleven years at Sun Microsystems as a Field Applications Engineer, then as a Principle Engineer in Technical Intelligence Analysis. From 2006 tp 2011 he worked at IBM Federal as a Technical Intelligence Analyst and as IBM Federal’s Systems Architect for the US Air Force. David spent two years as a Systems Architect at Oracle Corporation before he and his family moved to Armenia in 2014.

David has US Patents in his name: Feed Forward Neural Network, Integer Divide Using Shift and Subtract, and Memory with Phase Locked Loop Input.

**Higher Education:**

**1977**, BS in Nuclear Engineering,

University of Massachusetts

**Courses Taught:**

- How Things Work
- The Scientific Method and Critical Thinking
- Computer Organization
- Network Programming
- Technology Marketing

**Publications:**

- Azerbaijan’s Folly in Tehran, Febrary 9, 2019, Modern Diplomacy
- Trump’s Golan Heights Declaration: The Message to Azerbaijan, March 25, 2019, Modern Diplomacy
- The Israeli Knesset, the Yezidi Genocide, and Machiavelli, December 2, 2018, The Times of Israel
- The Curious Treaty of Kars, September 11, 2018, Modern Diplomacy
- Oligarchies and Strategic Danger to Small-State Security, May 18, 2018, EVN Report
- A Convenient Recognition of Genocide, May 17, 2018, The Times of Israel
- Threatening to Recognize a Genocide, April 2, 2018, Times of Israel
- Was Armenia’s UN Jerusalem Vote Wasted? January 13, 2018, Modern Diplomacy
- Returns on Diplomatic Investment: Zionist Policies and the Armenians, January 4, 2018, Modern Diplomacy

Why Azerbaijan is Unable to Offer Viable Solutions to the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict , October 16, 2017, Modern Diplomacy - eBook: The Coming Cyber Storm- Examining the Russia-US-China Hacking Nexus (Chapter 4), September 19, 2017, Modern Diplomacy eBook 02
- The Republic of Turkey, the 2017 G20 Summit, and the “Calculation”, July 10, 2017, Times of Israel
- The Price of Opportunism: Georgia’s Saakashvilli and the Lessons of History, July 4, 2017, Modern Diplomacy
- The Challenge of the Indigenous Arms Industry: The Ascendant and Dependent Classes, March 23, 2017, Modern Diplomacy
- Геноциды, которых никогда не было: Дженин – Западный Берег и Ходжалы — Нагорный Карабах, (Russian translation of Jenin/Khojaly article), March 13, 2017, Arevelk Analytic Center

Genocides that Never Were: Jenin, West Bank, and Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, March 6, 2017, The Times of Israel - The Programmable Diplomatic Kill Switch, publication date January 22, 2017, Modern Diplomacy
- Политика Израиля по Голанским высотам и будущее Нагорного Карабаха (Russian translation of Golan Heights/Nagorno-Karabakh article), December 21, 2016, Arevelk Analytic Center
- Сила и возможности: Турецкие стратегические притязания от Северной Сирии до иракского Курдистана (Russian translation of Turkish Stratigic Positioning article), December 21, 2016, Arevenk Analytic Center
- Power and Opportunity: Turkish Strategic Positioning from Northern Syria through Iraqi Kurdistan, November 29, 2016, International Affairs Forum
- President-elect and a safer south Caucasus? November 16, 2016, Transconflict
- European Union’s No-Sum Game on Nagorno-Karabakh, November 1, 2016, International Affairs Forum
- Denial and its Unfortunate Diversity, October 23, 2016, Times of Israel
- Armenia’s new government and policy analysis, October 18, 2016, Transconflict
- Land for Peace – Why Would it Ever Work?, August 15, 2016, Times of Israel
- Events in Armenia, July 2016 – fortuitous or planned conflict management?, August 11, 2016, Transconflict
- The Deadly Cost of Silence on Genocide,, May 23, 2016, Times of Israel
- Nagorno-Karabakh and the fate of Azerbaijan’s hydrocarbon transport pipelines, May 12, 2016, Transconflict
- Nagorno-Karabakh and negotiation insanity, April 26, 2016, Transconflict
- [Russian Translation of] European Union’s No-Sum Game on Nagorno-Karabakh, November 21, 2016, Arevelk Analytic Center
- Situational Awareness in UAV Infrastructures, September 2015, Acedemia.edu
- [Armenian translation of Situational Awareness in UAV Infrastructures]: Անօդաչու Թռչող Սարքերից ստացված տվյալների մշակման խնդիրները, September 2015, Acedemia.edu

**Office location: #330W PAB, Spring 2019**

Armen Kostanyan joined AUA in 2002. He graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics of Yerevan State University (YSU) in 1979. From 1981 to 1984 he studied in Graduate School at the Department of Theoretical Cybernetics of Kiev State University under supervision of Professor Alexander Letichevsky. His the thesis topic was “Search of Invariants for Programs with Boolean Arrays”. In 2006 Armen received the academic degree of Associate Professor in mathematics.

He participated in the research program “Development of Scientific Computing Grid on the Base of Armcluster for South Caucasus Region” sponsored by International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) foundation (2007-2009). He also participated in educational program sponsored by the Open Society Institute (OSI) Assistance Foundation (2012-2014), and in joint educational program between YSU and University of Rostock (2010-2013).

His research interests include program verification, fuzzy computations, development of application-specific algorithms, problems in integrated circuit physical design.

Armen Kostanyan is the author of over 20 scientific articles and 3 textbooks.

**Higher Education:**

1984, Post Graduate Studies,

Department of Theoretical Cybernetics of Kiev State University, Ukraine

1979, Master’s Degree,

Faculty of Applied Mathematics of Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Introduction to algorithms
- Advanced topics in algorithms
- Object oriented analysis and design
- Programming paradigms
- Theory of computing
- Theory of computational systems design

**Publications:**

1. A. Kostanyan, A. Karapetyan. String Matching in Case of Periodicity in the Pattern. In. Proc. of International Conference on Information Technologies ICIT-2019: Recent Research in Control Engineering and Decision Making, Saratov, Russia, February, 2019. Printed in “Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol. 199”, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019, pp. 61-66.

2. A. Kostanyan. Fuzzy String Matching with Finite Automata, in Proceedings on 2017 IEEE Conference “2017 Computer Science and Information Technologies” (CSIT), Yerevan, Armenia,

25-29 Sep., 2017, IEEE Press, USA, 2018, pp. 9 – 11.

3. A. Kostanyan, S. Kurazyan. Critical Problems for a Slicing Floorplan, in Proceedings on 2017 IEEE Conference “2017 Computer Science and Information Technologies” (CSIT), Yerevan, Armenia,

25-29 Sep., 2017, IEEE Press, USA, 2018, pp. 69 – 73.

4. A. Kostanyan, S. Kurazyan. Migration of a Net in a Slicing Floorplan. In Proc. of Computer Science & Information Technologies (CSIT) Conference, Yerevan, Armenia, September 2017, pp. 156-159.

5. A. Kostanyan, T. Demirchyan. A Toolkit for Representation and Processing of Fuzzy Knowledge and its Applications, In. Proc. of International Conference on Information Technologies ICIT-2017: Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Manufacturing and Research, Saratov, Russia, September 2017, pp. 150-157

6. A. Kostanyan, P. Khnkoyan. Computations in Boolean Algebra with Approximation. Journal “Fundamenta Informaticae”, IOS press, Volume 135, Number 3, 2014, pp. 229–241

7. A. Avagyan, A. Kostanyan, M. Manukyan, S. Shoukourian. Instrumental environment of virtual education of Yerevan State University and its applications. Proceedings of 3rd international conf. “States and prospects of elaboration of professional retraining of specialists in CIS countries in new directions of elaboration of technique and technologies”, Moscow, RU, 2012, pp. 55-60

8. A. Kostanyan, L. Soghomonyan. A framework for conceptual knowledge representation, In Proc. of 4th Annual Scientific Conference of RAU, Yerevan, Armenia, 2010, pp. 171-176

9. A. Kostanyan, S. Shoukourian , A. Varosyan. Solvability of Formal Verification Problem for Business Process Templates, Published in Proceedings of Emerging M&S Applications in Industry and Academia Symposium 2010 (EAIA 2010), SpringSim’2010 Multi-conference of Society for Computer Simulation, pp. 66-74, 11-15 April 2010, Orlando, FL, USA

10. I.Boyakhchyan, A.Kostanyan, V.Matevosyan, S.Shoukourian,A.Varosyan. Process Based Management of Specific GRID Configurations: Verification of Changes”, Published in Proceedings of “The Future Business Technology Conference” (FUBUTEC’2009), EUROSIS, pp. 57-61, April 2009, Bruges, Belgium

11. A. Kostanyan, V. Matevosyan, S. Shoukourian, A.Varosyan. An Approach for Formal Verification of Business Processes// Published in Business and Industry Symposium 2009 (BIS’09), SpringSim’09 Multi-conference of Society for Computer Simulation, ACM Press, March 2009, San Diego, USA

12. A. Kostanyan, A.Varosyan. Partial Recongnizing Algorithm for Verification of Workflow Processes // Proc. of “The Future Business Technology Conference”(FUBUTEC’2008) organized by EUROSIS, Porto, Portugal, 2008, pp. 89-94

13. A. Kostanyan, Kh.Hayrapetyan. Method of Slicing Floorplan Optimization // Proc. of the Conf. “Computer Science & Information Technologies”, Yerevan, Armenia, 2005, pp. 506-510

14. A. Kostanyan. Approximative Computations over the Boolean Algebra // Proc. of the Conf. “Computer Science & Information Technologies”, Yerevan, Armenia, 2003, pp. 135-139

15. A. Kostanyan, A. Asatryan. Usage of Invariant Molds for Verification of a Particular Class of Object-oriented Programs// Proc. of the Conf. “Computer Science & Information Technologies”, Yerevan, Armenia, 2001, pp. 141-143

16. A. Kostanyan. On a Method of Multi-Layer Chip Routing // Proc. of the Conf. “Computer Science & Information Technologies”, Yerevan, Armenia, 2001, pp. 341-345

17. A.Kostanyan. A Heuristic Search of Invariants for a Class of Programs // Kibernetika i sistemny analiz, Kiev, Ukraine, 1999, #2, pp.14-33

18. A.Kostanian. Peculiarities of Invariants Search for Programs with Arrays // Proc. of the Conf. Computer Science & Information Technologies, Yerevan, Armenia, 1997, pp. 34-36

19. S. Shoukourian, A.Kostanian. Results on Justification of a Unified Test Design Technology both for Offline and Online Testing// Proc. of the Conf. Computer Science & Information Technologies, Yerevan, Armenia, 1997, pp. 326-329

20. S.Shoukourian, A. Kostanian, V.Margarian, A.Ashour. An Approach for System Tests Design and Its Applications// Proc. of the 13-th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, NJ, Princeton, USA, 1995, pp. 448-453

21. A. Kostanian. A Problem of Verification for Linear Programs with Boolean Arrays // Kibernetika i sistemny analiz, Kiev, Ukraine, 1995, #5, pp. 87-94.

**Textbooks:**

• A. Kostanyan. Solving Problems in Prolog, textbook, Yerevan State University, 2016

• A. Kostanyan. Basics of Programming Languages Design and Implementation, textbook, Yerevan State University, 2005

• A. Kostanyan, M. Manukyan. Informatics, Electronic school-book for 9-10 classes of high school, Yerevan State University, 2005.

**Office location: #331W PAB, Spring 2019**

Michael Poghosyan joined AUA in 2013. He received his PhD in Mathematics in 2002, at Yerevan State University. Michael is also the Head of Financial Mathematics Department at YSU. His research interests are in Harmonic Analysis, Functions Approximations and PDEs.

**Higher education:**

**2002**, PhD in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**2002**, MS in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Calculus 1, 2, 3
- Real Analysis
- Numerical Analysis
- Optimization
- Probability
- Statistics
- Historical Development of Mathematical Ideas
- Portfolio Theory and Risk Management (co-taught with Henrik Shahgholian)
- Partial Differential Equations

**Publications**

** ****Textbooks:**

- Martirosyan, G. Mikayelyan, A. Petrosyan, M. Poghosyan, S. Rafayelyan, A. Sahakian, Collection of topics for term and diploma papers (Theory of Functions), Yerevan, 2009, 164p. (in Armenian)
- Avetisyan, M. Poghosyan, Variational Calculus and Optimal Control (lecture notes), Yerevan, 2008, 148p. (in Armenian)
- Galstyan, A. Hakobyan, M. Martirosyan, V. Musoyan, M. Poghosyan, Collection of topics for term and diploma papers (Mathematical Analysis), Yerevan, 2004, 154p. (in Armenian)

** **

** Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals:**

- Gevorkyan G., Poghosyan M., On Recovery of Coefficients of Franklin Series with a “Good” majorant of Partial Sums, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, v. 52, no. 5, pp. 211-218, 2017, https://rdcu.be/bfEaN
- Arakelyan, A.; Barkhudaryan, R.; Poghosyan, M., Numerical solution of the two-phase obstacle problem by finite difference method, Armenian Journal of Mathematics, 7, (2), pp. 164-182, (2015)
- Arakelyan, A. G.; Barkhudaryan, R. H.; Poghosyan, M. P., Finite difference scheme for two-phase obstacle problem. Dokl. Nats. Akad. Nauk Armen. 111 (2011), no. 3, 224-231.
- Arakelyan, A.; Barkhudaryan, R.; Pogosyan, M., An error estimate for the finite difference method for the one-phase obstacle problem. (Russian) Izv. Nats. Akad. Nauk Armenii Mat. 46 (2011), no. 3, 3–16; translation in J. Contemp. Math. Anal. 46 (2011), no. 3, 131-141.
- Teitur Arnarson, Boualem Djehiche, Michael Poghosyan, and Henrik Shahgholian, A PDE approach to regularity of solutions to finite horizon optimal switching problems. Nonlinear Anal. 71 (2009), no. 12, 6054-6067.
- Poghosyan and R. Teymurazyan, One-Phase parabolic free boundary problem in a convex ring, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, 44(2009), no. 3, pp. 64-81.
- Acker, M. Poghosyan and H. Shahgholian, Convex Configurations for Solutions to Semilinear Elliptic Problems in Convex Rings, Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 31(2006), no. 7-9, pp. 1273–1287.
- Keryan, M. Poghosyan, The Periodic Franklin System as Basis In H^1[0, 1], Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, 40(2005), no. 1, pp. 56–79.
- Acker, A. Henrot, M. Poghosyan and H. Shahgholian, The multilayer free boundary problem for the p-Laplacian in convex domains, Interfaces and Free Boundaries(2004), no. 6, pp. 81-103.
- Gevorkyan and M. Poghosyan, On uniqueness of general orthogonal series, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, 35(2000), no. 5, pp. 81-83.
- Poghosyan, Uniqueness of series by general Franklin systems, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, 35(2000), no. 4, pp. 77–83.
- M. Poghosyan, Almost everywhere convergence of series by generalized Franklin systems, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, 35(2000), no. 2, pp. 64–77.

**Research database IDs:**

- MathSciNet: http://ams.org/mathscinet/search/author.html?mrauthid=683741
- Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DWnrJa4AAAAJ
- Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Poghosyan

**Office location: #335W PAB, Spring 2019**

Karen Keryan joined AUA in 2013. He got his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yerevan State University in 2009. Since 2013 he is the team leader and the coach of the Armenian universities teams participating in the International Mathematics Competition (IMC) for students. Karen is the author and co-author of more than 20 publications. In 2018 he defended his habilitation and was awarded the degree of doctor of physical and mathematical sciences. Recently he jointly with Gegham Gevorkyan won RA Presidential award in the area of natural sciences. It is awarded for a breakthrough discovery or significant contribution to the mentioned area.

Currently Karen is an Assistant Professor at YSU and Adjunct Lecturer at AUA.

**Higher Education:**

**2009, **Ph.D in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**2007**, MS, Faculty of Mathematics,

Yerevan State University

**2005,** BS, Faculty of Mathematics,

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Calculus 1
- Calculus 2
- Linear Algebra

**Publications: **

- Keryan, M. Passenbrunner,
*Unconditionality of periodic orthonormal spline systems in*, Studia mathematica, accepted - Ginovyan, K. Keryan,
*Reconstruction of martingales and applications to multiple Haar series.*Studia Scientiarum Mathematicarum Hungarica,**55**(2018), no. 4, 542–558. - A. Keryan, “Orthonormal spline systems on R with zero means as basis in ”Analysis Mathematica,
**43**(2017), no. 4, 581-601. - A. Keryan, “On recovery of a Franklin series from its sum,” Proc.of the Yerevan State University, Physics & Mathematics,
**51**(2017), no. 2, 151-157. - A. Keryan, “Uniqueness theorem for sequences of piecewise polynomial functions,” Armenian Journal of Mathematics,
**9**(2017), no. 1, 28-34. - K.A. Keryan,“A uniqueness theorem for Franklin series,” Contemp. Math. Analysis,
**52**(2017), no. 2, 92-101. - A. Keryan, “On basis property of orthonormal spline system on R with zero means in ” (in Russian), Reports of NAS RA,
**117**(2017), no. 1, 14-20. - A. Keryan, “An example of double Fourier-Haar series with a nonregular subseries,” Proc.of the Yerevan State University, Physics & Mathematics,
**51**(2017), no. 1, 18-21. - G. Gevorkyan, K.A. Keryan, “On local equivalence of the majorant of partial sums and Paley function of Franklin series,” J. Contemp. Math. Analysis,
**52**(2017), 1, 38-47. - A. Keryan, “Uniqueness theorem for multiple Ciesielski series” (in Russian) Reports of NAS RA,
**116**(2016), 4, 263-270. - A. Keryan, “On unconditional basis property in the space of a system of Franklin functions with vanishing means,” J. Contemp. Math. Analysis,
**51**(2016), no. 6, 296-315. - G.G. Gevorkyan, K.A. Keryan, “On a system of piecewise linear functions with vanishing integrals on R,” J. Contemp. Math. Analysis,
**51**(2016), no. 2, 68-78. - K.A. Keryan, “ General Periodic Franklin system as a basis in ” (in Russian) Reports of NAS RA,
**115**(2015), 3, 178-184. - Gevorkyan, A. Kamont, K. Keryan, M. Passenbrunner, “Unconditionality of orthogonal spline systems in ,” Studia Mathematica ,
**226**(2015), 2, 123-154. - K.A. Keryan,“Uniqueness theorem for additive functions and its applications to orthogonal series,” Mathematical notes,
**97**(2015), 3-4, 362-375. - G. Gevorkyan, K.A. Keryan, “On a generalization of general Franklin system on R,” Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis
**49**(2014), 6, 309-320. - G. Gevorkyan, K.A. Keryan, “ On a basis of consisting of piecewise linear functions ” (in Russian) Reports of NAS RA,
**114**(2014), 3,187-191. - G. Gevorkyan, K.A. Keryan, “ On general Franklin system on R ” (in Russian) Reports of NAS RA,
**113**(2013), 4, 331-336. - A. Keryan, A.S. Martirosyan, “A uniqueness theorem for series by Stromberg’s system,” J. Contemp. Math. Anal.,
**47**(2012), 6, 278-292. - G. Gevorkyan, K. A. Kerian, “On absolute and unconditional convergence of series in the general Franklin system”, Izv. Ros. Academii Nauk, Seriya Mat,
**73****,**(2009),2,279–300. - A. Keryan “On boundedness of L
^{2}projections on the space of periodic splines of order 3” East J. on Approx. ,**14**(2008), 4, 451-465. - A. Keryan “On boundedness of norms of projections on the space of periodic splines of order 3.” (in Russian), Reports of NAS RA,,
**108**(2008), 3, 197-202. - P. Poghosyan, K.A. Keryan, “Periodic Franklin systems as bases in ,” J.Contemp. Math. Anal.,
**40**(2005), 1, 56-79. - A. Keryan “Unconditionality of general periodic Franklin systems in L
^{p}[0,1], 1<p<∞” J.Contemp. Math. Anal.,**40**(2005), 1, 13-55.

**Awards: **

Presidential award 2017

**Office Location: 334W PAB, Spring 2019**

Vahagn Mikaelian joined AUA in 2015. He’s got his Master’s degree in Mathematics from Yerevan State University. Later he received Ph.D in Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. His main research interests are embedding and extensions of groups, wreath products, varieties and identities of groups, verbal subgroups, algorithmic algebra (computer algebra).

**Higher education:**

**2011,** Dr. of Science in Mathematics

Lomonosov Moscow State University

**1994**, Ph.D. in Mathematics

Lomonosov Moscow State University

**1990,** Master’s in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught**

- Linear Algebra
- Discrete Mathematics

**Main Publications:**

- H. Mikaelian,
*Subvariety structures in certain product varieties of groups*, Journal of Group Theory, 21 (2018), 5, 865–884. - H. Mikaelian,
*Kp-series and varieties generated by wreath products of p-groups*, International Journal of Algebra and Computations, 28 (2018), 8, 1693–1703. - H. Mikaelian,
*On the classification of varieties generated by wreath products*, Izvestiya: Mathematics, 82 (2018), 5, 1006–1018. - H. Mikaelian,
*The Criterion of Shmel’kin and Varieties Generated by Wreath Products of Finite Groups*, Algebra and logic, 56, 2, (2017), 108–115. - H. Mikaelian,
*On some residual properties of the verbal embeddings of groups*, Advances in Group Theory and Applications (AGTA), 1 (2016), 3–19. - H. Mikaelian,
*Varieties generated by wreath products of abelian and nilpotent groups*, Algebra and Logic, 54 (2015), 1, 70-73. - H. Mikaelian, A. Yu. Olshanskii,
*On abelian subgroups of finitely generated metabelian groups*, Journal of Group Theory, 16 (2013), 695–705. - H. Mikaelian,
*A problem from the Kourovka notebook on embeddings of the group Q*, J. Math. Sci. (Springer), 186 (2012), no. 5, 781–784. - H. Mikaelian,
*Metabelian varieties of groups and wreath products of abelian groups*, Journal of Algebra, 2007 (313), 2, 455–485. - H. Mikaelian,
*On finitely generated soluble non-Hopfian groups, an application to a problem of Neumann*, International Journal of Algebra and Computations, 17 (2007), Nos. 5-6, 1107–1113. - H. Mikaelian,
*Über die normalen verbalen Einbettungen einiger Klassen der Gruppen*, Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie, 45 (2004), 2, 501–516 (Deutsch und Englisch). - H. Mikaelian,
*An embedding construction for ordered groups,*Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, 74 (2003), 379–392. - H. Mikaelian,
*On embeddings of countable generalized soluble groups into two-generated groups*, Journal of Algebra, 250 (2002), 1–17. - H. Mikaelian,
*On varieties of groups generated by wreath products of abelian groups*, Abelian groups, rings and modules (Perth, Australia, 2000), Contemp. Math., 273, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI (2001),223-238. - H. Mikaelian,
*Subnormal embedding theorems for groups*, Journal of the London Mathematical Society, 62.2 (2000), 398–406. - Hermann Heineken , V. H. Mikaelian,
*On normal verbal embeddings of groups*, Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 100 (2000), no. 1, 1915–1924.

**Research database IDs:**

Zentralblatt für Mathematik: https://zbmath.org/authors/?q=ai%3Amikaelian.vahagn-h

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vahagn_Mikaelian

ResearcherID (Web if Science): http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-2070-2014

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6506128667

MathNet: http://www.mathnet.ru/eng/person/51066

**Awards:**

**2001: **The first international Emil Artin Prize in Mathematics for the paper: *Subnormal embedding theorems for groups*, Journal of the London Mathematical Society, 62.2 (2000), 398-406. Mentioned in the Mathematics People section of the **Notices of the Amer. Math. Soc.**, vol 48, n. 8, p. 834, September 2001.

**Office location: #317W PAB, Spring 2019**

Gagik Gabrielyan is a consultant in business development and competitiveness, sustainable development, strategic management, and international trade. He has been involved in private sector development, supply chain optimization, trade logistics and facilitation, regulatory and institutional reform projects in many countries throughout Europe and Central Asia, with international organizations such as the World Bank Group, UNDP, FAO, IFAD. He carried out and published industry, trade logistics and supply chain studies at national and regional levels.

Gagik received his first master’s degree in Physics from Yerevan State University (YSU), and an MBA degree from the American University of Armenia (AUA).

His research interests include:

- Development and competitiveness at firm, industry, supply chain, national and international levels, with focus on: (i) quality philosophy and management as a key for development; (ii) issues of identity and cultural transformation in development;
- Sustainable development philosophy, production and consumption technologies, practices, and lifestyle;
- International trade facilitation, supply chain and logistics optimization.

Hobbies: painting and sculpture, photography, hiking.

**Higher Education:**

**1996**, MBA

American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

**1998, **Diploma, WTO accession

World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland

**1992**, Physicist

Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

**Courses taught:
**

- Quality assurance and management
- Technology and engineering management
- Supply chain management
- Engineering economics
- Introduction to business
- International business management
- Trade

**Office location: 337W/PAB**

Vahagn Nersesyan joined University of Versailles as an Associate Professor in 2009. He holds an HDR in Mathematics from University of Versailles, France and PhD in Mathematics from University Paris 11, France. Vahagn’s research interests are in the intersection of the analysis of partial differential equations (PDEs) and probability theory. He is particularly interested in problems of controllability and stabilization of PDEs and in problems of ergodicity, large deviations, and entropic fluctuations of randomly forced PDEs.

**Higher Education**

**2015** HDR in Mathematics

University of Versailles, France

**2008** PhD in Mathematics

University Paris 11, France

**2005,** MSin Mathematics

University Paris 11, France

**2004,** BS in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Publications**

- V. NERSESYAN, R. RAQUEPAS : Exponential mixing under controllability conditions for SDEs driven by a degenerate Poisson noise. Preprint, 25 pages, (2019)
- V. NERSESYAN : Ergodicity for the randomly forced Navier–Stokes system in a two-dimensionalunbounded domain. Preprint, 18 pages, (2019).
- JAKsIC , V. NERSESYAN, C.-A. PILLET, A. SHIRIKYAN : Large deviations and entropy production in viscous fluid flows. Preprint, 52 pages, (2019).
- KUKSIN, V. NERSESYAN, A. SHIRIKYAN : Mixing via controllability for randomly forced nonlinear dissipative PDEs. Preprint, 27 pages, (2019).
- V. NERSESYAN : Approximate controllability of nonlinear parabolic PDEs in arbitrary space dimension. Preprint, 17 pages, (2019).
- V. NERSESYAN : Large deviations for the Navier–Stokes equations driven by a white-in-time noise. Annales Henri Lebesgue, accepted, 36 pages, (2018).
- S. KUKSIN, V. NERSESYAN, A. SHIRIKYAN : Exponential mixing for a class of dissipative PDEs with bounded degenerate noise. Preprint, 60 pages, (2018).
- KUKSIN, V. NERSESYAN : Stochastic CGL equations without linear dispersion in any space dimension. Stoch. PDE : Anal. Comp. 1(3) (2013), 389–423.
- D. MARTIROSYAN, V. NERSESYAN : Multiplicative ergodic theorem for a non-irreducible random dynamical system. Preprint, 32 pages, (2018).
- D. MARTIROSYAN, V. NERSESYAN : Local large deviations principle for occupation measures of the stochastic damped nonlinear wave equation. Annales de l’IHP :PS, 54(4) (2018), 2002–

2041. - V. JAKsIC , V. NERSESYAN, C.-A. PILLET, A. SHIRIKYAN : Large deviations and mixing for dissipative PDE’s with unbounded random kicks. Nonlinearity 31(2) (2018), 540–596.
- V. NERSESYAN : Large deviations results for the stochastic Navier-Stokes equations. Séminaire Laurent Schwartz-EDP et applications. Année 2016-2017, Exp. No. 17, Ed. Ec. Polytech.,

Palaiseau. - V. NERSESYAN : Approximate controllability of Lagrangian trajectories of the 3D Navier–Stokes system by a finite-dimensional force. Nonlinearity 28(3) (2015), 825–848.
- V. JAKsIC, V. NERSESYAN, C.-A. PILLET, A. SHIRIKYAN : Large deviations and Gallavotti–Cohen principle for dissipative PDE’s with rough noise. Comm. Math. Phys. 336 (2015),

131–170. - M. MORANCEY, V. NERSESYAN : Simultaneous global exact controllability of an arbitrary number of 1D bilinear Schrödinger equations. J. Math. Pures et Appl. 103(1) (2015), 228–254.
- V. JAKSIC, V. NERSESYAN, C.-A. PILLET, A. SHIRIKYAN : Large deviations from a stationary measure for a class of dissipative PDEs with random kicks. Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 68(12)

(2015), 2108–2143. - M. MORANCEY, V. NERSESYAN : Global exact controllability of 1D Schrödinger equations with a polarizability term. CRAS 352(5) (2014), 425–429.
- V. NERSESYAN, H. NERSISYAN : Global exact controllability in infinite time of Schrödinger equation. J. Math. Pures et Appl. 97(4) (2012), 295–317.
- K. BEAUCHARD, V. NERSESYAN : Semi-global weak stabilization of bilinear Schrödinger equations. CRAS 348(19-20) (2010), 1073–1078.
- V. NERSESYAN : Global approximate controllability for Schrödinger equation in higher Sobolev norms and applications. Annales de l’IHP-AN 27(3) (2010), 901–915.
- V. NERSESYAN : Growth of Sobolev norms and controllability of Schrödinger equation. Commun. Math. Phys. 290 (2009), 371–387.
- V. NERSESYAN : Exponential mixing for finite-dimensional approximations of the Schrödinger equation with multiplicative noise. Dyn. PDE 6(2) (2009), 167–183.
- V. NERSESYAN : Polynomial mixing for the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation perturbed by a random force at random times. J. Evol. Eq. 8(1) (2008), 1–29.
- T. HARUTYUNYAN, V. NERSESYAN : A uniqueness theorem in the inverse Sturm–Liouville problem. J. Cont. Math. Anal. 39(6) (2004), 27–36.

**Research database IDs:**

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=w7raUNgAAAAJ&hl=fr&oi=ao

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vahagn_Nersesyan

**Office Location:** TBD

Victor Ohanian joined AUA as an Adjunct Professor in 1995. He is also Professor and the Head of the Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics program at YSU. For Victor scale of professional interests include stochastic and integral geometry, random point processes, applications of probability theory and mathematical statistics, financial mathematics, Bayesian statistics, pattern recognition, random geometrical processes, and statistical quality control.

**Higher Education**

**1998,** Doctoral

Saint Petersburg University

**1979,** PhD

Steklov Mathematical Institute

**Courses taught:
**

- Probability theory
- Mathematical statistics
- Introduction to stochastic geometry
- Bayesian Statistics
- Random point processes
- Statistical quality control
- Discrete Mathematics

**Publications: **

- K. Ohanyan, N. G. Aharonyan, “Calculation of geometric probabilities using covariogram of convex bodies’’, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of sciences), vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 113-120, 2018.
- Kechejian(USA), V. K. Ohanyan, V. G. Bardakhchyan, “Gas Storage Valuation based on Spot Prices, Modeling of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 22-28, 2018.
- K
*.*Ohanyan, V. G. Bardakhchyan, A.R. Simonyan, E.I. Ulitina,**Fuzzification of convex bodies in****R**, Space, Time and Fundamental Interactions, 2018, no. 4.^{n} - Hagop Kechejian (USA), V. K. Ohanyan and V. G. Bardakhchyan, “Curran`s method for approximating arithmetic average option for several futures’’, Modeling of Artificial Intelligence, 2017, vol.4 Is. 1, pp. 14-20.
- G. Aharonyan, V. K. Ohanyan – “Pattern recognition by cross sections’’, Modeling of Artificial Intelligence, 2017, vol. 4, Is. 2, 3-15.
- Kechejian, V. K. Ohanyan and V. G. Bardakhchyan, “Geometric average options for several futures’’, Journal of Kazan State University, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 171-180, 2016.
- G. Gasparyan and V. K. Ohanyan, Orientation-dependent distribution of the length of a random segment and covariogram, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of sciences), vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 90-97, 2015.
- Kechejian, V. K. Ohanyan and V. G. Bardakhchyan, “ Tolling contracts with two driving prices’’, Russian Journal of Mathematical Research, Series A, vol. 1, pp. 14-19, 2015.
- K. Ohanyan, “Recognition of convex bodies by probabilistic methods’’, Russian Journal of Mathematical Research, Series A, vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 40-44, 2015.
- G. Gasparyan and V. K. Ohanyan, Orientation-dependent chord length distribution as a function of maximal chord, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of sciences), vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 253 — 257, 2015.
- S. Harutyunyan, and V. K. Ohanyan, “Covariogram of a cylinder’’, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of sciences), vol. 49, no. 6, 3-15, 2014.
- G. Gasparyan, and V. K. Ohanyan, “Covariogram of a parallelogram’’, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of sciences), vol. 49, no. 4. no.4, 17-34, 2014.
- S.Harutyunyan, and V. K. Ohanyan, “Orientation-dependent section distributions for convex bodies’’, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of sciences), 2014, vol. 49, no. 3, 139-156.
- K. Ohanyan, “Distribution of cross-section of convex bodies’’, Modelling of Artificial Intelligence, 2014, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 72-76.
- K. Ohanyan, “ Recognition of convex bodies by covariogram’’, European Researcher, International Journal, 2013, Vol. 48, No. 5 (1), pp. 1092-1096.
- G. Gasparyan, and V. K. Ohanyan, “Recognition of triangles by covariogram’’, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of sciences), 2013, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 110-122, 2013.
- K. Ohanyan and H. Kechejian, “Tolling Contracts’’, Proceedings of the 6
^{th}working conference “Reliability and optimization of structural systems’’, pp. 231-236, AUA, 2012. - G. Aharonyan, and V. K. Ohanyan, “Kinematic Measure of Segments Lying in a Domain’’, Journal of contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 3-14, 2011.
- K. Ohanyan, “The inequality in the space of polygons’’, The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 118, no. 8, p. 747, 11595, October 2011.
- G. Aharonyan, H. S. Harutyunyan, V. K. Ohanyan, A random copy of a segment, intersecting a convex domain, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 45, no 6, 5 – 14, 2010.
- S. Harutyunyan, V. K. Ohanyan, “Chord length distribution function for regular polygons”, Advances in Applied Probability, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 358 – 366, 2009.
- K. Ohanyan and N. G. Aharonyan, Tomography of bounded convex domains, Sutra: International Journal of Mathematical Science Education, India, vol. 2, no.1, 1 – 12, 2009.
- K. Ohanyan, Combinatorial principles in Stochastic Geometry: A Review, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 43, no. 1, 20-49 (Distributed by Springer, see www.springerlink.com), 2008.
- K. Ohanyan, Translation invariant valuations in the space of planes, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 42, no. 1, 44-60 (Distributed by Springer, see www.springerlink.com), 2007.
- G. Aharonyan and V. K. Ohanyan, “Chord length distributions for polygons’’, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 40, no. 4, 43 – 56, 2005.
- K. Ohanyan, “An inequality in the theory of valuations in the space of planes”, Journal of Contemporary Math. Anal. (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 37 – 52, 2003.
- G. Aharonyan, V. K. Ohanyan, “Two comments on the paper by R. V. Ambartzumian on desintegration”, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 37 – 47, 2001.
- Ohanyan
**,**K., Analysis of homogeneous random line processes in the plane by invariant imbedding, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences , vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 59-78, 1999. - V.Ambartzumian, A. Der Kiureghian, V. K. Ohanyan, H. S. Sukiasian, “Multinormal probability by sequentional conditioned importance sampling: theory and application”, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Elsevier Science Ltd., USA, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 299 -308, 1998.
- V. Ambartzumian, V. K. Ohanyan “Parametric versions of Hilbert’s fourth problem,” Israel Journal of Mathematics, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 41 – 65, 1998.
- V. Ambartzumian, V. K. Ohanyan, “Palm distributions in the analysis of homogeneous random line processes in the plane”, Journal of Contemporary Math. Anal. (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 31 – 58, 1998.
- K. Ohanyan, “More on Riemann Metrics in
**R**for which the lines are the shortest paths”, Journal of Contemporary Math. Anal. (Armenian Academy of Sciences)], vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 77 – 85, 1997.^{2} - V. Ambartzumian, A. Der Kiureghian, V. K. Ohanyan, H. S. Sukiasian, R. H. Aramian, “Poisson random planes model in tunnel building”, Journal of Contemporary Math. Anal. (Armenian Academy of Sciences), vol. 31, no. 2, pp.1 – 20, 1996.
- K. Ohanyan, A. Davtian, “Finitely additive functionals in the space of planes, II”, Journal of Contemporary Math. Anal. (Armenian Academy of Sciences)], vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 44 – 74, 1996.
- K. Ohanyan, “Measure generation by Euler Functionals”, An Appendix to the paper by R. V. Ambartzumian, Adv. Appl. Prob. (SGSA), vol. 27, pp. 623 – 626, 1995.
- V. Ambartzumian, V. K. Ohanyan, “Finitely additive functionals in the space of planes, I”, Journal of Contemporary Math. Anal. (Armenian Academy of Sciences)], vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1 – 53, 1994.

**Awards: **

- Principal Investigator of Grant #18RF-019 titled: “ Stochastic Models with Fuzzy random sets” (March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2020). Competition: Armenian – Russian Grant Program.
- Investigator in a grant # 18T-1A252 titled “Generation of measures and stochastic tomography” (Principal Investigator professor Rafik Aramyan (September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2020). Competition: Armenian Thematic Grants Program.
- Investigator in the grant of Science committee of Armenia (duration 2015 January 1 till 2019 December 31).
- Principal Investigator of Grant #11-1A-125 titled: “PATTERN RECOGNITION BY CROSS SECTIONS’’ (March1, 2011 – February 28, 2013. Competition: The State Committee of Science of the Republic of Armenia (see: scs.am)
- Principal Investigator of Grant # AE1-2535-YE-03 titled: “Development of Multivariate Multiple Sampling Charts for Statistical Quality Control” (December 1, 2003 – November 30, 2005). Competition: Cooperative Grant Program CRDF (see http://www.crdf.org/).
- Investigator in a grant # CRDF 12065 titled “Stochastic Implications of Combinatorial Integral Geometry” (Principal Investigator academician Rouben Ambartzumian (January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2004). Competition: Bilateral (US- Armenia) Grants Program, CRDF.
- Researcher in a Grant of International Science Foundation (SOROS) titled “Analytic Implications of Combinatorial Integral Geometry” (Principal Investigator academician Rouben Ambartzumian), 1994 – 1995.

**Office Location:** 317W/PAB

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Davit Abgaryan joined AUA in 2019 as an Adjunct Lecturer of Programming for Data Science in Data Science Undergraduate Program. He is also Data Analytics Task Lead at Armenia National SDG Innovation Lab.

His core competencies and expertise include Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Big Data Analytics, and NLP.

Louisa Harutyunyan joined AUA in 2016 as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Akian College of Science and Engineering. Prior that she was a postdoctoral researcher for two years at LIP6, Sorbonne Universités, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6. Louisa obtained her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Concordia in 2014. Her doctoral research was centered on designing algorithms for efficient data dissemination in wireless networks. She received a Master of Computer Science in 2009 from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Honours Computer Science in 2007 from Concordia University. Her research interests lie in the areas of mobile and distributed computing, designing of algorithms for mobile ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, graph algorithms, and approximation algorithms for routing in distributed networks.

**Higher Education: **

**2014,** PhD

Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

**2009,** MSc (Master of Computer Science)

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

**2007,** BSc (Honours Computer Science and Minor in Mathematics and Statistics)

Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

**Publications:**

- L. Harutyunyan.
*On the total (k,r)-domination number of random graphs.*arXiv:1511.07249 [cs], November 2015. - L. Harutyunyan.
*1-movable dominating set in wireless sensor networks.*In 8^{th}IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC’15), pp. 269-276, 2015. - L. Harutyunyan. On placement of multiple sinks in wireless sensor networks. In 15th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM’14), pp. 1-4, 2014
- L. Harutyunyan and J. Opatrny. Efficient beacon-less broadcasting in manets. In 28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA’14), pp. 172-179, 2014.
- L. Harutyunyan and L. Narayanan. Minimum 2-connected distance-k p-dominating set in wireless sensor networks. In 8th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob’12), pp. 1-6, 2012.
- T. Fevens, A. E. Abdallah, T. El Salti, and L. Harutyunyan. A class of orientation-invariant yao-type subgraphs of a unit disk graph. In 4th ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Conference of Mobile Computing (DIALM-POMC’07), pp. 1-8, 2007.

**Courses Taught: **

** **CS 211 – Introduction to Algorithms

CS 121 – Data Structures

CS 111 – Discrete Mathematics

**BS Capstone Supervision: **

Spring 2019 – 9 students

Spring 2017 – 2 students

**Awards:**

2014 – 2016 FRQNT (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies) Postdoctoral Scholarship

2011 – 2012 FRQNT Doctoral Scholarship

2009 – 2012 Scholarship for High Caliber Ph.D. Students, Concordia University

2008 – 2009 NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship

2007 – 2008 Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

2007 – 2008 Special Graduate Entrance scholarship, Simon Fraser University

2006 NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award

2005 NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award

2004 Shuffle Entrance Scholarship, Concordia University

**Office location: #337W PAB, Spring 2019**

Norayr Benohanian is an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Armenia (AUA) and the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects Coordinator at the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment. In his role as projects coordinator, he has worked on several initiatives, including the annual Sustainable Energy Academy which has been organized in collaboration with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation since 2016, ERASMUS+ MARUEEB project, as well as various other conferences and events. Norayr’s courses at AUA include Engineering for non-Engineers, Basics of Sustainable Energy, and Projects in Environmental Sciences. He holds two Master’s degrees, a Master of Science in Materials Engineering from the German University in Cairo, and a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management from AUA.

Email: n.benohanian(at)aua.am

Tel: +374 60 612694

Aghavni Harutyunyan is the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist at the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE) and AUA Center for Responsible Mining (CRM) starting in 2015. Ms. Harutyunyan is creating maps and providing data analyses through GIS. Before joining AUA ACE and AUA CRM she worked at the National Survey for Seismic Protection of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA. Ms. Harutyunyan holds a Master’s degree in Geography from the Yerevan State University from the Department of Geography and Geology.

Email: a.harutyunyan(at)aua.am

Tel: +374 60 612687