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.

**Higher education**

**1997**, PhD Harvard University

Engineering Sciences

**1993**, M. Sc. Harvard University

Engineering Sciences

**1991**, B.S. Stanford University

Mechanical Engineering

**Courses taught:**

- Entrepreneurship
- Software Project Management
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Freshman Seminar

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.
- H. Nersisyan, M. Poghosyan, D. Piliposyan, R. Ghulghazaryan Application of the Obstacle Problem to Pressure Calculation for CMP Modeling TPCM 2019 conference paper, 2019
- H. Nersisyan, M. Poghosyan, D. Piliposyan, R. Ghulghazaryan Pressure calculation using obstacle problem for CMP modeling Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2019

**Research database IDs:**

Google Scholar: https://t.ly/y6Wn

**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.

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

**Office location: 317W/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 and 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**

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**, PhD 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**

- CSE 120 Introduction to the World of Programming
- ENGS 110 Introduction to Programming
- ENGS 115 Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science
- CS 120 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- CS 121 Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS 322 Software Engineering

**Office location: 329W/PAB**

Louisa Harutyunyan joined CSE in 2016 as an adjunct lecturer. In 2020 Louisa Harutyunyan was appointed as the Program Chair of MS in Computer and Information Science program. Prior to joining AUA 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, and approximation algorithms for routing in distributed networks. In 2020 Louisa Harutyunyan was appointed as the Program Chair of MS in Computer and Information Science program.

**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

**Courses Taught: **

- Distributed Algorithms
- Introduction to Algorithms
- Data Structures
- Discrete Mathematics

**BS Capstone Supervision: **

Spring 2020 – 2 students

Spring 2019 – 9 students

Spring 2017 – 2 students

**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.

**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

**Office location: 337W/PAB**

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.

**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:**

Research Gate-https://t.ly/JXV5

Google Scholar-https://t.ly/XAML

**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**

Hrant has 7+ years of experience in IT industry, including the embedded programming, circuits design, mechanical engineering, algorithms, control systems, etc. Specialized in complex engineering and industrial automation. Hrant has some teaching and lecturing experience at Instigate Training Center and Real School.

**Linkedin:** https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrant-manasyan-029639b1

**Higher education**

**2015**, Master’s Degree

State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics

**2011**, Bachelor’s Degree

State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) – Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

**Courses taught:**

ENGS 151 Circuits

ENGS 152 Circuits Lab

**Office hours:** Friday 13:00-15:00

Oleg Gasparyan joined AUA in 2020. He is also Director of “Aerial Robotics Center” and acting Head of Control Systems Chair at the National Engineering University of Armenia.

Previously, Oleg Gasparyan worked for more than 20 years in the field of aerospace engineering and participated in the development and manufacture of a number of space astronomical and other telescopes.

His research interests include linear and nonlinear feedback control, frequency- and root-domain analysis and design methods of multivariable control systems, adaptive control, computer-aided control system design, robotics, control of unmanned aerial vehicles, etc.

Oleg Gasparyan was the supervisor of 18 PhD students. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and 8 monographs.

**Higher education**

1986, Doctor of Engineering Sciences

Moscow Aviation Institute

1976, Candidate (PhD) of Engineering Sciences

Moscow Aviation Institute

1970, Electrical Engineer

Yerevan Polytechnic Institute

**Courses taught:**

ENGS 261 – Control Systems

**Some Publications:**

Gasparyan O.N., On Application of Feedback Linearization in Control Systems of Multicopters, Advanced Technologies in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of ITR 2019, Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2020, 343-351.

Gasparyan O.N., Multivariable Root Loci of Discrete-Time Uniform Systems, Advanced Technologies in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of ITR 2019, Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2020, 127-134.

Gasparyan O.N., Darbinyan H.G. L1 Adaptive Control of Quadcopters, Proceedings of the CSIT Conference 2019. IIAP, Yerevan (2019), 96-100

Gasparyan O.N., An eigenvalue decomposition method for analysis and design of discrete-time multivariable feedback control systems, ICNPAA 2018 WORLD CONGRESS: / American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 2018, 2018, 2046 (020032), 10 pages.

Gasparyan O.N., Begoyan K.V. // Robust control system of angular velocity of the DC motor with the step-down buck converter / Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. Series of Technical Sciences, 2016, 2, 192-201.

Gasparyan O.N., Ohanyan O.H. // Root loci of discrete circulant control systems / Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. Series of Technical Sciences, 2016, 69/1, 61-69.

Gasparyan O.N., Multivariable Discrete-Time Feedback Control Systems, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2016, 304 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Begoyan K.V., An Averaged Small-Signal Model of the Buck Converter in Discontinuous Conduction Mode, Tenth International Conference on Semiconductor Micro and Nanoelectronics.-2015, September 11-13 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Semiconductor Micro and Nanoelectronics, 2015

Gasparyan O.N., Theory of Multivariable Control Systems, Palmarium Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012, 359 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Circulant and Anticirculant Feedback Control Systems, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012, 234 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Dynamics of Nonlinear Multivariable Control Systems, Palmarium Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012, 402 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Statistical Dynamics of Multivariable Feedback Control Systems: A Frequency-Domain Approach, VDM-Dr. Muller, Germany, 2010, 267 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Linear and Nonlinear Multivariable Feedback Control: A Classical Approach, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2008, 354 p.

**Awards: **

President of the Republic of Armenia Prize in the field of Technical Sciences & Information Technologies (2012)

The Republic of Armenia National Prize for Science and Engineering (1986)

Nejdeh Hovanessian joined AUA EPIC in October 2019 as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence acting as a catalyst for the center’s resident startups to bridge the gap between entrepreneurship theory and practice.

He studied Industrial Design in undergraduate years. After almost one decade of professional experience as a designer, he continued his studies in the field of Design Management.

During the postgraduate studies, Nejdeh was introduced to the field entrepreneurship and startups. Based on his master’s degree research he developed and coined the concept of ‘designpreneurship’ which is a widely accepted concept now.

Nejdeh has more than ten years of entrepreneurial experience with some notable success stories.

Since 2008 he has focused on Design Thinking as his main field of research while practicing and teaching it in academia and beyond.

**Higher education**

**2007**, MA in Design, Strategy and Innovation

Brunel University

**1995**, BA in Industrial Design

Art University of Tehran

**Courses taught:**

CSE290 – Startup Culture

**Office location:** 520M – EPIC

**Office hours:** TBD

Anna Hambardzumyan is Instructor of Managerial Accounting and Analysis and has been teaching at AUA from fall 2016 as Instructor of Intermediate Managerial Accounting at BAB. Ms. Hambardzumyan also teaches Managerial Accounting at the Agribusiness Teaching Center. Anna Hambardzumyan has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector. Her core experience is in internal auditing, governance, risk management, and internal controls. Currently, Ms. Hambardzumyan works as an Internal Auditor at the Central Bank of Armenia since 2010 and is a chartered accountant and a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is also Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

**Higher education**

**07.07.2005** Master’s Degree, Major in International Economic Relations, Yerevan State University,

**30.05.2003** Bachelor’s Degree, Economist, Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

DS 250 – Managerial Accounting and Analysis

BUS 247 – Intermediate Managerial Accounting

**Office hours:** By appointment only via email

Yeranuhi has more than 12 years of experience in IT industry. Starting her career as a software engineer she has been involved in various areas of engineering including electronic design automation, close to hardware programming, etc. She has extensive experience in wide range of software development technologies. Yeranuhi continued her career in technical management and currently she is the CEO at Instigate Design, one of Armenian leading IT companies.

Yeranuhi joined AUA in 2014 as Adjunct Lecturer and loves sharing her experience with motivated students.

**Education**

**2007,** Master’s Degree in Informatics and Applied Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**2005,** Bachelor’s Degree Informatics and Applied Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught**

- CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science
- CS 120 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- CS 121 Data Structures and Algorithms
- CSE 120 Introduction to the World of Programming

**Office Location: 331W/PAB**

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

Anna Hambardzumyan is Instructor of Managerial Accounting and Analysis and has been teaching at AUA from fall 2016 as Instructor of Intermediate Managerial Accounting at BAB. Ms. Hambardzumyan also teaches Managerial Accounting at the Agribusiness Teaching Center. Anna Hambardzumyan has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector. Her core experience is in internal auditing, governance, risk management, and internal controls. Currently, Ms. Hambardzumyan works as an Internal Auditor at the Central Bank of Armenia since 2010 and is a chartered accountant and a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is also Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

**Higher education**

**07.07.2005** Master’s Degree, Major in International Economic Relations, Yerevan State University,

**30.05.2003** Bachelor’s Degree, Economist, Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

DS 250 – Managerial Accounting and Analysis

BUS 247 – Intermediate Managerial Accounting

**Office hours:** By appointment only via email

Aram Keryan joined AUA in 2015 as an Adjunct Lecturer and has been teaching technology and business related courses since. Aram was a founding operations manager at EPIC (Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center of AUA), and has been a coach and mentor to dozens of early stage technology startups. Currently, Aram’s interests and core competencies include Machine Learning/Neural Networks, and high growth tech startups. He teaches also at Russian-Armenian University. Aram is AUA alumnus (Industrial Engineering and Systems Management).

**Higher education**

**2011,**MS in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM)

American University of Armenia**2005,**BE in Applied Mathematics

Russian-Armenian State University

**Courses taught:**

- Deep Learning
- Analysis and Design of Data Systems
- Startup Culture
- Conceptual Physics

**Office location: 317W/PAB**

Aramast Oghiguian has 10+ years of experience in the IT industry. The areas of his expertise include Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Database Development, Data Engineering, Data Modeling, and Software Development. Aramast currently works as a Senior Data Warehouse Engineer at GreaterGood Europe having joined from OneMarketData where he worked as a Data Engineer/Database Developer.

Aramast joined AUA as an Adjunct Lecturer in 2017.

**Higher education**

**2008,** MS in Computer and Information Science

American University of Armenia

**2007,** BE in Automated Systems of Information Development and Management

European Regional Academy

**Courses taught:**

- Database Systems
- Data Warehousing
- Analysis and Design of Data Systems

**Awards: **

Oracle Real-World Reward (August 2016)

**Office Location: 332W/PAB**

Armen Ghambaryan is a lead Data Scientist in Develandoo LLC. He has been developing analytical systems based on the state-of-the-art machine learning models for banking, healthcare and media industries for more than 4 years. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics. He is a co-founder of Protogen.ai which provides credit risk scoring services for financial institutions.

**Higher Education**

**2016,** PhD in Economics

Armenian State University of Economics, Yerevan (Armenia)

**2013,** Master of Economics

Armenian State University of Economics, Yerevan (Armenia)

**2011,** Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Economics

Armenian State University of Economics, Yerevan (Armenia)

**Courses taught:**

DS 115 Data Structures and Algorithms for Data Science

**Publications: **

• Ghambaryan A., Current Trends in Organic Food Demand Formation, Messenger of Armenian State University of Economics, 2(38), Economist, Yerevan 2015, pp. 114-123,

• Ghambaryan A., Global Market for Organic Foodstuff: Current Development Trends, ASUE 24th conference, Yerevan 2015, pp. 159-164,

• Ghambaryan A., Assessing Potential of Development of Organic Agriculture by Regions of RA, Economics and Finance, #11-12, Yerevan 2015, pp. 124-127,

• Ghambaryan A., Prospects for Development of Organic Agriculture in Republic of Armenia, Economics and Finance, #5-6, Yerevan 2015, pp. 110-112

• Ghambaryan A., Features of Interrelation Between Organic Agriculture and Food Security, The Problems of Sustained Social-Economic Development of Republic of Armenia, Collected Articles – 1(22), Yerevan 2015, pp. 230-236,

• Arakelyan R., Ghambaryan A., The Value of Organic Agriculture to Sustainable Development of the Agricultural Sector, The Problems of Sustained Social-Economic Development of Republic of Armenia, Collected Articles – 4(12), Yerevan 2011, pp. 262-265

**Office Location: 335W/PAB**

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: #330W/PAB**

Arnak Poghosyan joined AUA as an adjunct lecturer in 2016. Before joining VMware, Inc. in 2010, Arnak has worked as the head of “Differential and Integral Equations” department at the Institute of Mathematics. Arnak Poghosyan holds 20 US patents. His research interests are in approximations and interpolations, Fourier analysis, data science, time series analysis, machine learning and deep learning.

**Higher education**

**1998,** PhD in Mathematics,

Institute of Mathematics

**1994,** Bachelor of Physics,

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Machine Learning
- Time Series Analysis

**Publications:**

- A.V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, and N.M. Grigoryan, Methods and Systems to Reduce time Series Data and Detect Outliers. US patent #10,452,665. Granted Oct 22, 2019.
- A.V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, N.M. Grigoryan, and M.A. Marvasti, Data-Agnostic Anomaly Detection. US patent #10,241,887. Granted Mar 26, 2019.
- A.V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, N.M. Grigoryan, Kh. Nazaryan, and R. Hovhannisyan, Datacenter Resource Allocation based on Estimated Capacity Metric. US patent #10,275,284. Granted Apr 30, 2019.
- A.V. Poghosyan, and T.K. Bakaryan, On an Interpolation by the Modied Trigonometric System, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, vol. 53, N3, pp. 121-129, 2018
- A.V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, N.M. Grigoryan, V. Khachikyan, and M. Kerobyan, Multi-stage Data Compression for Time-Series Metric Data Within Computer Systems. US patent #9,742,435. Granted Aug 22, 2017.
- A.V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, and N.M. Grigoryan, Compression for Time Series Databases using Independent and Principal Component Analysis, Proc. 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2017), Columbus, OH, USA, July 17-21, pp. 279 – 284, 2017
- A.V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, and N.M. Grigoryan, Managing Cloud Infrastructures by a Multi-Layer Data Analytics, Proc. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2016), Wuerzburg, Germany, July 18-22, pp. 351 – 356, 2016
- M.A. Marvasti, A.V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, and N.M. Grigoryan, An Anomaly Event Correlation Engine: Identifying Root Causes, Bottlenecks, and Black Swans in IT Environments, VMware Technical Journal, vol. 2, N 1, pp. 35-45, 2013
- A. Poghosyan, On an Auto-correction Phenomenon of the Krylov-Gottlieb-Eckhoff Method, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, vol. 31, N 2, pp. 512-527, 2011

**Office location: 331W/PAB**

Arpi Grigoryan has more than 15 years experience in IT industry, building ERP systems for semiconductor Industry, distributed/cloud applications for innovative businesses. She started her career as a Java Developer while she was still doing her Bachelor’s degree in Yerevan State University. Currently, Arpi is the General Manager of a US based company’s Armenian branch and managing multiple distributed SW development teams. Arpi has joined AUA as an Adjunct Lecturer in 2017.

**Higher education**

**2008,** MS in Computer Information Science

American University of Armenia

**2006,** BS in Applied Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Software Engineering
- Object Oriented Programming

**Awards: **

Presidential Award

Balian Award

**Office location: 336W/PAB **

Arpi Stepanyan has almost 14 years of scientific, research, teaching and lecturing work experience. Her area of specialization includes Orthogonal systems, Universal series. She has been working at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the Republic of Armenia (RA) since January 2005, starting from the position of Junior Scientific Researcher and reaching the position of the

Scientific Secretary at the Institute of Mathematics of NAS RA. Parallel to that, she started her teaching and lecturing experience at the Yerevan State University in 2009.

**Higher Education**

**2008,** PhD in Mathematics,

Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

**2005,** Master’s degree of Mathematics, Honors Diploma

Faculty of Mathematics, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

**2003,** Bachelor’s degree of Mathematics, Honors Diploma

Faculty of Mathematics, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

**Courses taught**

- Mathematical Analysis
- Calculus 1
- Calculus 2
- Calculus: Single Variable
- Calculus: Multi Variable

**Publications**

1. Stepanyan A., “The problem of justification of mathematics”, Proceedings of the Youth Conference “Achievements and Perspectives of Young Scientists”, Tsaghkadzor, April 13-15, 2012, pp. 49-50.

2. Luh W., Stepanyan A., “Power series with adius of convergence zero –overconvergence, elongations, summability”, Izv. Akad. Nauk Armenii Mat 46 (2011), no 4, pp. 45-56.

3. Stepanyan A., “On the representation of measurable functions by series in a general Franklin system (Russian)”, Izv. Nats. Akad. Nauk Armenii Mat 42 (2007), no. 3, pp. 13-22.

4. Navasardyan K., Stepanyan A., “On series by Haar system (Russian)”, Izv. Nats. Akad. Nauk Armenii Mat 42 (2007), no. 4, pp. 53-66.

5. Gevorkyan G., Stepanyan A., “On the almost everywhere divergence of a summation method for wavelet expansions (Russian)”, Izv. Nats. Akad. Nauk Armenii Mat 39 (2004), no. 2, pp. 27-32

**Awards**

2010 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) scholarship to conduct one-month research in the University of Trier, Germany

2005 Armenian National Science and Education Fund grant to conduct research on General Franklin Systems

**Office Location: 337W/PAB, Fall 2019**

**Faculty member’s name**: Arsen Chilingaryan

**Contacts (E-mail, telephone):** [email protected] +374 60 612601

**Office hours and room:** 223W (PAB), Thursday 15.00-16.00 (by email appointment)

**Short bio-career description of the faculty member:**

Arsen Chilingaryan joined CBE as an adjunct lecturer in Summer 2017. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Armenian State University of Economics in 2014 and Master’s Degree from the American University of Armenia in 2017.

Mr. Chilingaryan has occupied managerial positions in commercial aviation field since 2004 working as Commercial Manager at Air France – KLM for 12 years and at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines for 2 years. He also served as Business Development Manager at Fouraitch, a German-Armenian IT company, and is co-founder of Tutor Platform edtech start-up.

**Education and Degrees:**

- 2017, Master of Business Administration from American University of Armenia
- 2014, Bachelor in International Economic Relations from Armenian State University of Economics

**CV** (uploaded)

**Courses taught:**

- BUS101-Introduction to Business
- BUS105-Foundations of Management

Artur Mkrtchyan is the CEO of TestingArt LLC, co-founder of ArmSTQB – Armenian national board of ISTQB, Armenian Association of Quality Assurance professionals and founding board member of Yerevan Testing Days, with more than 12 years of experience in the relevant field. One of his main goals is promoting Software Testing in Armenia.

Currently, his activities are aimed at various areas of Software testing processes implementation and improvement. Artur has organised number of theoretical and practical trainings, and starting from 2020 he joined AUA as an adjunct lecturer.

**Higher education**

**2010**, Master’s degree, IT management

Yerevan State University

**2006**, Bachelor’s degree, Informatics and Applied Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Fundamental concepts of software testing.
- Software Development Life Cycle Models
- Test Automation Tools and Frameworks

**Office location: 334W/PAB **

Artur Sahakyan joined AUA in 2019. He is also the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Yerevan State University since 2008 and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis (Armenian Academy of Sciences) since 2010.

Artur is Corresponding Member of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NASA) and Leading Scientific Researcher of the Institute of Mathematics of NASA. His research interests are in Pure Mathematics: Orthogonal Series, Harmonic Analysis, Wavelets, Polynomial Interpolation, Approximation Theory.

**Higher education**

**1996,** Doctor of Science, Yerevan State University

**1981**, PHD, Steklov Mathematical Institute of Academy of Sciences of USSR, Moscow

**1977,** MS, Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

Numerical Analysis

**Publications:**

1. B. Kashin, A Saakyan, Orthogonal Series. Amer. Math. Soc., 1989,

2. Bojanov B.D., Hakopian H.A., Sahakian A.A., Spline Functions and Multivariate Interpola¬tions, “Kluwer Academic Publishers”, 1993, 276 p.

3. Ginovian M.S., Sahakian A.A., Estimation of spectral functionals for Levy-driven continuous-time linear models with tapered data. Electronic Journal of Statistics 2019, Vol. 13, No. 1, 255-283.

4. Ginovian M.S., Sahakian A.A., Robust estimation for continuous time linear models with memory, Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, v. 95 (2016), 75-91.

5. Ginovian M.S., Sahakian A.A., On the robustness to small trends of parameter estimation for continuous-time stationary models with memory. Изв. НАН Армении, Мат., т. 51 (2016), № 5, 49-62.

6. Goginava U., Sahakian A., Convergence of multiple Fourier series of functions of bounded generalized variation, Украинский математический журнал, т. 67 (2015), №2, 163-173

7. Ginovian M.S., Sahakian A.A., Taqqu M.S., The trace problem for Toeplitz matrices and operators and its impact in probability. Probability Surveys, v. 11 (2014), 393-440.

8. Sahakian A., Goginava U., Convergence and Summability of double Walsh-Fourier series of functions of bounded generalized variation. Изв. НАН Армении, Мат., т. 49 (2014), 6, 27-42.

9. Саакян А., Нурбекян А., Сходимость двумерных тригонометрических интерполя¬ционных полиномов функций ограниченной гармонической вариации. Изв. НАН Армении, Мат., т. 49 (2014), 4, 35-46.

10. Sahakian A.A., Ginovian M.S., On the trace approximation problem for truncated Toeplitz operators and matrices, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, v. 49 (2014), No.1, pp. 1-17.

11. Sahakian A., Goginava U., Convergence and summability of multiple Fourier series and generalized variation. Bulletin. Tbilisi International Centre of Mathematics and Informatics, v. 18 (2014), no. 1, 36-54.

12. Sahakian A., Goginava U., On the convergence of multiple Fourier series of functions of bounded partial generalized variation, Analysis Mathematica, v. 39 (2013), 45–56.

13. Саакян А., Гогинава У., О суммируемости кратных рядов Фурье функций ограниченной обобщенной вариации. Труды МИРАН, т. 280 (2013), 150-161.

14. Sahakian A.A., Ginovian M.S., On the trace approximations of products of Toeplitz matrices, Statistics and Probability Letters, 83 (2013), 753-760.

15. Sahakian A., Goginava U., On the convergence of multiple Walsh-Fourier serises of functions of bounded generalized variation, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, v. 47 (2012) No. 5, 221-233.

16. Sahakian A., Goginava U., Convergence of double Fourier series and generalized -variation, Goergian Math. Journal, v. 15 (2012), N 3, 497-510 .

17. Sahakian A., Goginava U., On the convergence of Cesaro means of negative order of double trigonometric Fourier series of functions of bounded partial generalized variation, Acta Sci. Math. v. 77 (2011), 451-471.

18. Саакян А.А., Гиновян М. С., Аппроксимации следов произведения усеченных Теплицевых операторов. Теория вероятностей и ее применения, т.56 (2011) вып. 1, с. 123-139.

19. Sahakian A., Goginava U., On the convergence of double Fourier serises of functions of bounded partial generalized variation, East Journal on Approximations, v. 16, No. 2, Darba, Sofia, 2010, 153-165.

20. Sahakian A.A., Ginovian M.S., A Note on Approximations of Traces of Products of Truncated Toeplitz Matrices, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, v.44, No.4, 2009, 173-180.

21. Sahakian A. A., Ginovian M. S., Error Bounds for Approximations of Traces of products of Truncated Toeplitz Operators, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, v.43 (2008) No. 4.

22. Sahakian A. A., Ginovian M. S., Limit Theorems for Toepltz Quadratic Functionals of Con-tinuous-Time Stacionary Processes, Probability Theory and Related Fields, vol. 137, 2007, 551-579.

23. Саакян А.А., Гиновян М. С., О центральной предельной теореме для теплицевых квадратичных фунционалов стационарных процессов, Изв. АН Арм. ССР, сер. мат., т. 38 (2004), 1, 49-73.

24. Саакян А.А., Гиновян М. С., О центральной предельной теореме для квадратичных форм от стационарных пос¬ледовательностей, Теория вероятностей и ее применения, т. 49 (2004), вып. 4, 2-19.

25. Sahakian A.A., Gevorgian O.V., Hakopian H.A., Numerical curves and their applications to algebraic curves, Studia Math., 121 (1996), 3, 249–275.

26. Sahakian A. A. Convergence of double Fourier series after change of variable. Mat. Za¬- metki, 74 (2003), 2, 267–277 (in Russian). English translation in: Mat. Notes, 74 (2003), 2.

27. Sahakian A. A. Convergence of Greede Algorithm for continuous functions after change of variable. Journal of Contemporary Math. Analysis, 37 (2002), 4. 67-75.

28. Саакян А.А., Геворкян Г. Г. О безусловной базисности общих систем Франклина, Известия НАН Армении, 35 (2000), 4, 7–25.

29. Саакян А. А., О теореме Бора для кратных рядов Фурье, Мат. Заметки, 64 (1998), 6, 913 — 924.

30. R. A. Lorentz, W. R. Madych and A. A. Sahakian, Translation and Dilation Invariant Subspaces of and Multiresolution Analyses, “Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis”, 1998.

31. Саакян А.А., Лоренц Р.А., О подпространствах, порожденных всплеск системами, Мат. Заметки 63 (1998), 2, 299-302.

32. Sahakian A.A., Hakopian H.A., Multivariate polynomial interpolation to traces on manifolds, Journal of Approximation Theory, 80 (1995), 1, 50–75.

33. Sahakian A.A., Gevorgian O.V., Hakopian H.A., Bivariate Hermite interpolation and numerical curves. Journal of Approximation Theory, 85 (1995), 3, 297–317.

34. Sahakian A.A., Gevorgian O.V., Hakopian H.A., Multivariate Hermite Interpolation, East Journal on Approximations, 1 (1995), 3, 357–371.

35. Sahakian A.A., Gevorgian O.V., Hakopian H.A., Numerical curves and their applications to algebraic curves, Advanced Topics in Multivariate Approximation, (F. Fontanella, K. Jetter, P.J. Laurent eds.) 1995, 97–112.

36. Sahakian A.A., Gevorgian O.V., Hakopian H.A., On the bivariate Hermite interpolation problem. Constructive Approximation, 11, (1995), 23–36.

37. Sahakian A.A., Lorentz R.A., Orthogonal Trigonometric Schauder Bases of optimal degree for C(0,2 ), Fourier Analisys and Applications, 1, (1994), N.1, 103–112.

38. Саакян А.А., Акопян А.А., Многомерные сплайны и полиномиальная интерполяция, Успехи Мат. Наук, 48, (1993), N.5(293), 3–75.

39. Саакян А.А., Акопян А.А., Геворгян О.В., О двумерной полиномиальной интерполяции, Мат.сборник, 183,(1992), 6, 111–126.

40. Саакян А.А., Акопян А.А., Геворгян О.В., О двумерной интерполяции Эрмита, Мат. Заметки, 48, (1990), 137–139.

41. Саакян А.А., О теореме Бора для кратных тригонометрических рядов, Мат. Заметки, 46 (1989), 2, 94–103

42. Саакян А.А., Акопян А.А., Об одном классе систем дифференциальных уравнений с частными производными, Изв. АН Арм. ССР, сер. мат., 24 (1989), 1, 93–98.

43. Саакян А.А., Акопян А.А., О системе дифференциальных уравнений связанных с полиномиальным классом сдвигов бокс-сплайна, Мат. Заметки, 44 (1988), 705–724.

44. Саакян А.А., Мушегян Г.М., О единственности всюду сходящегося перестав-ленного ряда по тригонометрической системе и по ортонормированным базисам пространства C(0,1), Изв. АН Арм. ССР, 22 (1987), 6, 543–584.

45. Саакян А.А., О сходимости двойных рядов Фурье функций ограниченной гармонической вариации, Изв. АН Арм. ССР, сер. мат., 21 (1986), 6, 517–529.

46. Саакян А.А., О функциях ограниченной -вариации, Изв. АН Арм. ССР, сер. мат., 81 (1985), 2, 54–58.

47. Саакян А.А., О расходимости рядов Фурье суперпозиции непрерывных функций, Мат. Заметки, 29 (1981), 6, 849–858.

48. Саакян А.А., О свойствах коэффициентов Фурье суперпозиции функций, ДАН СССР, 248 (1979), 2, 302–306.

49. Саакян А.А., Интегральные модули гладкости и коэффициенты Фурье у суперпозиции функций, Мат. сборник, 110(152) (1979), 4, 597–608.

**Office Location: 334W/PAB**

Ashot Harutyunyan joined CSE as an adjunct lecturer in 2018. Harutyunyan holds a PhD in Mathematics from Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences. He is a Sr. Data Scientist at VMware. Previously held research positions in industry and academia. He was a visiting scientist of various universities worldwide and a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 2004-2006. His research interests include information and coding theory, statistics, and data science/machine learning/AI.

**Higher education**

**1997**, PhD in Mathematics

National Academy of Sciences

**1994**, MS in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Statistics
- Machine Learning
- Theory of Communication Networks

**Selected publications: **

- N. Harutyunyan, A.V. Poghosyan, N.M. Grigoryan, N.A. Hovhannisyan, and N. Kushmerick, On machine learning approaches for automated log management,
*J.UCS special issue on**Collaborative Technologies and Data Science in Smart City Applications*, vol. 25, issue 8, pp. 925-945, 2019. - N. Harutyunyan, A.V. Poghosyan, and N.M. Grigoryan,Confidence-controlled sampling methods and systems to analyze high-frequency monitoring data and event messages of a distributed computing system, US patent 2019/0026206 A1.
- V. Poghosyan, A.N. Harutyunyan, N.A. Hovhannisyan, N.M. Grigoryan, A.J. Han Vinck, and Y. Chen, Time series quantization and compression subject to distortion measures, Proc. 11
^{th}*AEW on Concepts in Information Theory*, Royal Maas Yacht Club, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 3-5, pp. 11-22, 2019. - N. Harutyunyan, A.V. Poghosyan, N.M. Grigoryan, N. Kushmerick, and H Beybutyan:

Identifying changed or sick resources from logs, Proc.*IEEE Int. Conference on Autonomic Computing*(ICAC),Trento, Italy, Sept 3-7, pp. 86-91, 2018. - N. Harutyunyan
**,**A.V. Poghosyan, N. Kushmerick, and N.M. Grigoryan, Learning baseline models of log sources, Proc.*Collaborative Technologies and Data Science in Smart City Applications*(CODASSCA), AUA, Yerevan, Armenia, Sep. 12-15, pp. 145-156, 2018. - N. Harutyunyan, Y. Chen, and A.J. Han Vinck, Thoughts on information-theoretic aspects of several problems in data science, Proc.
*Collaborative Technologies and Data Science in Smart City Applications*(CODASSCA), AUA, Yerevan, Armenia, Sep. 12-15, pp. 118-122, 2018. - M. Longe, K. Ouahada, S. River, A.N. Harutyunyan, and H.C. Ferreira, Distributed demand side management with battery storage for smart home energy scheduling,
*Sustainability*, vol. 9, issue 1, 13p., 2017.

**Office location: 334W/PAB**

Bilor is involved in the research and product development projects of the Precision Sensors & Instrumentation, LLC (PSI Ltd. ‒ www.psi.am), the Armenian company, which is developing and producing sensors based on a new principle of operation technology (SFCO‒sensors), invented by the company’s founder. He was also involved in research projects of the center on “Superconductivity & Sci. Instrumentation” founded in 2007, in frames of the NFSAT-CRDF project (award # UCEP 07/07, 2007‒ 2010).He has investigated and explained weakly expressed behavior of the normal to Super-Conductive (SC) phase transition. He also took active participation in designing of the new test-instrument (“magnetic-field” probe) for “visualization” of super-fine superconductive properties of thin plate-like high-temperature SC materials (so-called FFLO effect) by the use of the new principle of operation above SFCO measurement technology.

Bilor is the team leader of Armenia in International Physics Olympiads since 2012 (to date) and prepares the national team and students of Special Physics-Mathematical (Phys-Math) School for physics Olympiads. He has been a jury member of International Experimental Physics Olympiad in 2018 and 2019.

**Higher education**

**
2012,** PhD in Physics

Yerevan State University

**2009, **MS in Condensed Matter Physics

Yerevan State University

**2003, **BS in Physics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

• Mechanics Lab

• Electrodynamics Lab

**Publications:**

1. Хачунц А.С., Геворгян С.Г., Тадевосян Н.Э., Туманян А.А., Костанян Э.Г., Тадевосян И.Г., Кургинян Б.К., Хачунц С.А., Геворгян В.С., Радиочастотные «магнитно-полевые» зонды на основе автогенераторов на однослойных плоских катушках ‒ новый тип «SFCO»-сенсоров для медико-биологических исследований // Известия НАН Армении, Физика, 2019, том.54, №4, в печати.

2. Gevorgyan S.G., Shirinyan H.G., Gevorgyan V.S., Muradyan S.T., Gevorg¬yan G.S., Kurghinyan B.K., Polyanskii A.A. On the possible key experiments to show the singlet-to-triplet conversion of the Cooper pairs by the use of a SFCO-method // Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2012, vol.350, 012026/7.

3. Kurghinyan B.K. Modeling of the magnetic field near flat coil with a view to improving the detection efficiency of fine peculiarities of superconductivity // Proceedings of the Yerevan State Univer¬sity, Physi¬cal & Mathematical Sciences, 2012, №1(227), pp.53-59.

4. Gevorgyan S.G., Muradyan S.T., Kurghinyan B.K., Qerobyan M.I. Needle-like properties of the pro¬bing RF field of “magne¬tic-field” probes based on the single-layer flat coils // Proceedings of the Yerevan State Univer¬sity, Physi¬cal & Mathematical Sciences, 2011, №3(226), pp.47-51.

5. Gevorgyan S.G., Karapetyan G.H., Shirinyan H.G., Muradyan S.T., Gevorg¬yan G.S., Kurghinyan B.K., Gevorgyan V.S., Pol¬yanskii A.A. Study of fine Peculiarities of Heat Capacity in YBa2Cu3Oy Films by Means of the Laser-coupled Flat-coil Oscillator // Proc. of the Yerevan State Univer¬sity, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, 2011, №1(224), pp.49-54.

6. Kurghinyan B., Gevorgyan S., Ohanyan V. Weakly Expressed Peculiarities of Specific Heat of the Superconductive Materials and Their Relation to the Paramagnetic Effect, Detected by the SFCO method // Scientific Notes of Yerevan State Univ., Natural Sciences, Physics, 2008, №3(217), pp.82-90.

Կուրղինյան Բ., Գևորգյան Ս., Օհանյան Վ. Գերհաղորդիչ նյութե¬րի ջերմունա¬կության թույլ արտահայտված առանձնահատկությունները և դրանց կապը SFCO մեթոդով դիտված պա-րամագնիսական երևույթի հետ // ԵՊՀ գիտա¬կան տեղեկագիր, Բնական գիտություններ, Ֆիզիկա, 2008, №3(217), էջ 82-90.

7. Gevorgyan S.G., Khachunts A.S., Shirinyan H.G., Gevorgyan V.S., Muradyan S.T., Gevorgyan G.S., Kur¬ghinyan B.K. Application of the innovative SFCO technology (a single-layer flat-coil-oscillator method) for development of the novel early warning border/zone security systems (EWBSS) // Abstracts of the “Science and Technology Convergence” Forum, April 29-30, 2016, Yerevan, Armenia ‒ https://www.facebook.com/FORUMSTC/photos/a.978327428928510.1073741828.978235482271038/1012708655490387/?type=3&theater

8. Gevorgyan S.G., Kurghinyan B.K., Ohanyan V.R. Weakly Expressed Pecu¬liarities of a Specific Heat of Superconductive (SC) Materials: their relation to the SC-precursor “paramagnetic” effect, detected by the highly sensitive SFCO-technique // Abstracts of 9th European Conference on Ap¬plied Super¬conductivity (EUCAS’09), 13-17 September 2009, Dresden, Germany, (Program # P-466), p.247.

9. Մուրադյան Ս.Տ., Կարապետյան Գ.Հ., Գևորգյան Վ.Ս., Կուրղինյան Բ.Կ., Գևորգյան Ս.Գ. Լայն հաճախային տիրույթով, նանոմետրական չափերի շեղում գրանցող սեյսմիկ ընդունիչ՝ հարթ կոճով նոր տվիչների հիման վրա // ՀՀ ՊՆ Վ. Սարգսյանի անվան Ռազմական ինստիտուտի կազ-մավորման 15-ամյակին նվիրված Կուրսանտական Գիտական 7-րդ Գիտաժողովի Թեզեր, 5-7 մայիսի, Երևան, 2009թ., էջ 33-34:

10. Մուրադյան Ս.Տ., Կարապետյան Գ.Հ., Գևորգյան Վ.Ս., Կուրղինյան Բ.Կ., Գևորգյան Ս.Գ. Հարթ կոճով տեխնիկայի լայն հնարավորությունները մե¬տաղական առարկաներ փնտրող և ուսումնասիրող զոնդ ստեղծելու հար¬ցում // ՀՀ ՊՆ Վ. Սարգսյանի անվան Ռազմական ինստիտուտի կազմավոր¬ման 15-ամյակին նվիրված Կուրսանտական Գիտական 7-րդ Գիտաժողովի Թեզեր, 5-7 մայիսի, Երևան, 2009թ., էջ 31-32:

11. Kurghinyan Bilor, Gevorgyan Samvel, Azaryan Michael, Muradyan Serob. A Long-Range Action Magnetic-Field Probe Based on a Single-Layer Flat Pick-Up Coil // Abstracts of the 2-nd International Summer School “Physics of Functional Micro- & Nanostructures”, 8-20 September 2008, Hamburg, Germany, p.46.

12. Կուրղինյան Բ., Գևորգյան Ս., Օհանյան Վ. Գերհաղորդիչների ջերմունա¬կության առանձնահատկություններն ու դրանց կապը OFC մեթոդով դիտ-ված «պարամագնիսական» երևույթի հետ // ԵՊՀ պինդ մարմնի ֆիզիկայի ամբիոնի հիմ¬նա¬դրման 50-ամյակին նվիրված Գիտաժողովի Նյութեր, ԵՊՀ հրատարակչու¬թյունուն խմբ.՝ Ա.Ա. Կի¬րա-կոսյան, Երևան, 2007 էջ 125-132.

**Awards: **

- “University Centers of Excellence” Program
- “2009 Early Careers Support Program (ECSP)”

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**

David has over 15 years of professional experience, serving various roles in the IT industry. He has advised governments and international organisations in over 40 countries, serving as Project/Program Manager and Business Development Executive. He specializes in delivering analytical reporting solutions for public financial management, monitoring and evaluation, aid coordination, disaster response, and social protection. David is currently the Vice-President for European Operations at Synergy International Systems. He also participates in AUA’s team of ResponDrone, an international research project to design situational awareness system for first responders.

**Higher education**

**2008,** PhD in Systems Automation

State Engineering University of Armenia

**2005,** Master of Applied Mathematics & Information Science

Russian-Armenian University

**Courses taught:**

- CS350, Software Project Management

**Publications:**

- D. Kocharov. Match of allowed sets and Boolean functions families. Collection of Materials, International Youth Conference, Information Technologies, Yerevan, 2005
- D. Kocharov. Study of a Boolean functions family. Scientific articles collection, Annual Scientific Conference (28.11.2006-2.12. 2006) Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Yerevan, Russian-Armenian University, 2007. p. 120-124.
- D. Kocharov. Several classes of Boolean functions. Collection of materials, Third international scientific and applied conference «Study, development and application of high technologies in the industry» (14-17.03.2007). Saint Petersburg, Polytechnic University, 2007. V.9. p. 53-56.
- D. Kocharov. Dependence of the Boolean function’s behavior on the activity of its parameters. Scientific articles collection, Annual Scientific Conference (03.12.2007-07.12.2007) Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Yerevan, Russian-Armenian University, 2008.
- D. Kocharov. Some functional characteristics of Boolean functions. Articles of VII International Conference “Systems identification and management tasks” SICPRO ‘08 (28-31.01.2008). Moscow, 2008.
- Sh. Bozoyan, V. Yeghiazaryan, D. Kocharov, N. Badalyan. Application of Boolean differentials and activity of the parameters of Boolean functions for segregation of the schema’s active part. National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Magazine ‘Izvestiya’, Yerevan, 2008.

**Academic Awards:**

- Republic of Armenia President Award “Best Postgraduate Research Student”. 2007, Yerevan, Armenia
- Moscow Central District Prefecture Scholarship, Academic Excellence, 2003-2004, Moscow, Russia

**Office Location: 317W/PAB**

David has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also has more than 6 years’ experience working in industry, first, as a flight test engineer in the aerospace industry, then as a research scientist for the United States Navy. David’s doctoral research focused on experimental fluid dynamics, specifically, the study of complex turbulent flows using state-of-the-art high-speed imaging techniques, including Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), and Time-Resolved PIV. These techniques were employed within two propulsion systems: an aircraft engine compressor that was co-designed by his research group and NASA Glenn Research Center, and a ship propeller designed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). At MIT, he conducted trade studies on the relationship between aircraft design variables and their noise signatures to develop an extremely low-noise commercial aircraft. David’s areas of expertise include experimental fluid dynamics, complex turbulent flows, aerodynamics flight testing, and cavitation.

**Higher education**

**2015,** Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

**2005,** MSc in Aerospace and Aeronautics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

**2003,** BSc in Aerospace Engineering

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

**2003**, BSc in Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

**Courses taught:**

Engineering Dynamics

**Publications:**

- Chen, H., Li, Y., Tan, D., Katz, J., (2017), Visualizations of Flow Structures in the Rotor Passage of an Axial Compressor at Onset of Stall, Journal of Turbomachinery; 139 (4), 041008; DOI: 10.1115/1.4035076.
- Tan, D., Li, Y., Wilkes, I., Vagnoni, E., Miorini, R.L., Katz, J., (2015), Experimental Investigation of the Role of Large Scale Cavitating Vortical Structures in Performance Breakdown of an Axial Waterjet Pump, Journal of Fluids Engineering. 2015; 37 (11): 111301-1 – 11301-14. DOI: 10.1115/1.4030614.
- Tan, D., Li, Y., Wilkes, I., Miorini, R., Katz, J., (2015), Visualization and Time Resolved PIV Measurements of the Flow in the Tip Region of a Subsonic Compressor Rotor, Journal of Turbomachinery; 137 (4), 041007; DOI: 10.1115/1.4028433.
- Wu, H., Miorini, R.L., Tan, D., Katz, J., (2012), Turbulence within the Tip Leakage Vortex of an Axial Turbomachine Rotor, AIAA Journal, Vol. 50, No. 11, pp. 2574-2587, DOI: 10.2514/1.J051491.

**Office Location: 335W/PAB**

Davit Abgaryan joined AUA in 2019 as an Adjunct Lecturer of Programming for Data Science in Data Science Undergraduate Program. He works as a data scientist at DISQO where he develops recommendation systems and churn prediction models. Davit worked at Armenia National SDG Innovation Lab where he handled the data science part of travelinsights.ai project’s initial phase.

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

**Higher education**

**2017,** PhD in Economics

Yerevan State University

**2014,** MS in Innovation Management

Yerevan State University

**2012,** BS in Management

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

Programming for Data Science

**Publications: **

- Աբգարյան, Դ., Էլեկտրոնային առևտրի ընդունումը ՀՀ-ում: Բանբեր Երևանի համալսարանի, Սոցիոլոգիա, տնտեսագիտություն, №1, 2017 թ., էջ 43-57:
- Աբգարյան, Դ., ՀՀ-ում էլեկտրոնային առևտրի վերաբերյալ վիճակագրական աղբյուրների վերլուծություն: Բանբեր Երևանի համալսարանի, Սոցիոլոգիա, տնտեսագիտություն, №3, 2016 թ., էջ 40-51:
- Աբգարյան, Դ., Պոտենցիալ առցանց գնորդների թվի գնահատումը և այդ թվի բարձրացման ուղիները ՀՀ-ում: <<Այլընտրանք>> գիտական հանդես, №4, 2016 թ., էջ 61-68:
- Աբգարյան, Դ., Էլեկտրոնային առևտրի վիճակագրական համակարգի ներդրման խնդիրները ՀՀ-ում: <<Ֆինանսներ և էկոնոմիկա>> հանդես, 1-2 (197-198), 2017 թ., էջ 30-31:
- Աբգարյան, Դ., Էլեկտրոնային առևտրի էկոհամակարգը. կլաստերի ձևավորման խնդիրները: <<Ֆինանսներ և էկոնոմիկա>> հանդես, 1-2 (197-198), 2017 թ., էջ 32-34:
- Աբգարյան, Դ., Էլեկտրոնային կոմերցիայի ընդունման վրա ազդող գործոնները: Երևանի պետական համալսարանի տնտեսագիտության և կառավարման ֆակուլտետի <<Տնտեսագիտության ժամանակակից հիմնահարցեր>> միջազգային 4-րդ գիտաժողովի նյութերի ժողովածու, 2016 թ., էջ 4-10:

**Office Location: 336W/PAB**

Dr. Arsen Arakelyan, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), the director of the Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy of the Russian Armenian University (RAU). In 2011 he established Bioinformatics Group focusing on “-omics” bioinformatics of chronic diseases/cancers, studies of genomic variability, drug repositioning and systems biology.

**Higher Education:**

**2001-2004,** Ph.D.

Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA

**1999-2004,** MSc

Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University

**1995-1999,** BSc

Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- CSE162 Introduction to Biosciences

**Publications:**

- Arakelyan A, Nersisyan L, Nikoghosyan M, Hakobyan S, Simonyan A, Hopp L, Loeffler-Wirth H, Binder H. Transcriptome-Guided Drug Repositioning. Pharmaceutics. 2019 Dec 12;11(12). pii: E677. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics11120677
- Nersisyan L, Hopp L, Loeffler-Wirth H, Galle J, Loeffler M, Arakelyan A, Binder H. Telomere Length Maintenance and Its Transcriptional Regulation in Lynch Syndrome and Sporadic Colorectal Carcinoma. Front Oncol. 2019 Nov 5;9:1172. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.01172. eCollection 2019
- Nersisyan L, Nikoghosyan M, Arakelyan A; Genome of the Netherlands consortium. WGS-based telomere length analysis in Dutch family trios implicates stronger maternal inheritance and a role for RRM1 gene. Sci Rep. 2019 Dec 10;9(1):18758. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-55109-7.
- Loeffler-Wirth H, Kreuz M, Hopp L, Arakelyan A, Haake A, Cogliatti SB, Feller AC, Hansmann ML, Lenze D, Möller P, Müller-Hermelink HK, Fortenbacher E, Willscher E, Ott G, Rosenwald A, Pott C, Schwaenen C, Trautmann H, Wessendorf S, Stein H, Szczepanowski M, Trümper L, Hummel M, Klapper W, Siebert R, Loeffler M, Binder H; German Cancer Aid consortium Molecular Mechanisms for Malignant Lymphoma. A modular transcriptome map of mature B cell lymphomas. Genome Med. 2019 Apr 30;11(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s13073-019-0637-7.
- Hopp L, Loeffler-Wirth H, Nersisyan L, Arakelyan A, Binder H. Footprints of Sepsis Framed Within Community Acquired Pneumonia in the Blood Transcriptome. Front Immunol. 2018 Jul 17;9:1620. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01620. eCollection 2018.

**Research database IDs:**

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6851-1056

**Awards:**

2019, 2017, 2015, 2013 – Most productive scientists in the year by Science Committee MESCS RA

Rubina Danilova is experienced in Educational Management with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education. She is skilled in Management, Research, Computer Science, Neuroscience. Rubina is an AUA graduate from the Masters Program in CIS, earned after a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Medicine from Yerevan State Medical University. She has also received a Certificate in Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions from Maastricht School of Management.

Rubina started teaching at AUA in Fall 2017. Current scientific interests include molecular mechanisms of cognitive processes in the human brain.

**Higher Education**

**2007,** MS Computer & Information Science

American University of Armenia

**2000,** PhD

Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA and YSMU

**1995,** Clinical Specialist in Anesthesiology and Reanimatology

Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University

**1993,** Medical Doctor – General Physician

Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University

**Courses taught: **The Human Brain (Introduction to Neuroscience)

**Publications:**

1. Danielyan L., Danilova R.L., Buniatian G.H., Proksch B., Dreischer P., Gleiter C.H. (2004) Effects of erythropoietin on the survival of astrocytes in in-vitro model of ischemia. Eur J Clin Phar

2. Karageuzyan K.G., Sekoyan E.S., Boyadjyan V.G., Karagyan A.T., Sekoyan A.E., Hovakimyan S.S., Hovsepyan L.M., Danilova R.L., Karageuzyan M.K. (2004) Metabolic changes of myocardial phospholipids at ischemia reperfusion of brain tissue, and normalization effects of low energetic laser irradiation on this background. Accepted in WCNCH 2004.

3. Sevakyan G.V., Karageuzyan K.G., Hovsepyan L.M., Danilova R.L. (2004) Peculiarities of blood coagulation changes at Familial Mediterranean Fever, and possible explanations of molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis. Accepted in WCNCH 2004.

4. Hovakimyan S.S., Amirkhanyan H.M., Danilova L.L., Amirkhanyan L.T., Danilova R.L. (2000) Dynamics of rat brain tissue and erythrocytes membranes of phospholipids, and qualitative composition under the conditions of experimental alloxan diabetes. Conference of the Armenian International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Association Yerevan. P.40-41.

5. Karageuzyan K.G., Hovsepyan L.M., Danilova R.L., Hovakimyan S.S., Karageuzyan M.K., Amirkhanyan L.T. (2000) Peculiarities of erythrocytes resistance to peroxidation hemolisis during halothane intoxication of white rats and the effects of sodium thiosulfate on that background. Reports of NAS RA. 374, (2), p.255-257.

6. Oganesyan A.A., Hovsepyan L.M., Ananikyan P.P., Danilova R.L., Karageuzyan M.K. (1999) Toxic effect of halothane anaesthesia on phospholipids metabolism of hepatocytes and brain, as well as its correction by sodium thiosulfate. Abstract for the International Symposium on Diagnostic Medicine. Yerevan. p158

7. Danilova R.L. (1998) Peculiarities of changes in the intesity of free radical oxidation processes in erythrocytes membranes of human lipids at halothane anaesthesia, and corregating effects of sodium thiosulfate. Annals of the Academy of Surgical Science. The Problems of Theoretical and Clinical Medicine. Yerevan.1, p.31-36.

8. Danilova R.L. (1998) Study of the specificity at disturbances of peroxidation process in erythrocyte membranes of patients under halothane anaesthesia conditions. Annals of the Academy of Surgical Sciences. The Problems of Theoretical and Clinical Medicine. Yerevan, 1, p.55-57.

9. Danilova R.L., Karageuzyan K.G. (1998) Dynamics of the peroxidation process in mitochondrial and microsomal fractions of white rats brain under halothane anaesthesia conditions, and normalizing effects of sodium thiosulfate. Abstract for the Xth International Conference on chemistry of organic and elementoorganic peroxides. Moscow, p. B27.

10. Karageuzyan K.G., Oganesyan A.A., Danilova R.L., Hovsepyan L.M., Karageuzyan M.K. (1997) Disorders of the contents and composition of phospholipids in mitochondria membranes of white rat liver at halothane anaesthesia and the normalizing effect of sodium thiosulfate on that background. Reports of NAS RA., 97, (4), p.62-69.

11. Karageuzyan K.G., Oganesyan A.A., Shakaryan M.A., Hovsepyan L.M., Karageuzyan M.K., Danilova R.L. (1997) Disorders in metabolism of phospholipids in white rats brain tissue, and their place in pathogenic complex of toxic effects at halothane anaesthesia. Reports of NAS RA., 97, (4), p.70-74.

12. Karageuzyan K.G., Babloyan A.S., Oganesyan A.A., Danilova R.L., Shakaryan M.A., Karageuzyan M.K., Danilova L.L., Hovsepyan L.M., Kevorkyan G.A. (1996) The role of different antioxidants in normalization of phospholipids composition in brain, liver, myocardial and erythrocyte membranes under fluothane anaesthesia in rats. Journal of Neurochemistry, 67.Suppl, p.S41B.

13. Karageuzyan K.G., Ananikyan P.P., Oganesyan A.A., Hovsepyan L.M., Karageuzyan M.K., Sekoyan E.S., Danilova R.L. (1996) Antioxidant therapy in normalization of brain tissue phospholipids composition disorders, conditioned by fluothane anaesthesia in rats. Journal of Neurochemistry, 67. Suppl., p.S41C.

14. Karageuzyan K.G., Babloyan A.S., Ananikyan P.P., Oganesyan A.A., Danilova R.L., Shakaryan M.A. (1996) Molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress in rat brain under the condition of halothane-induced anaesthesia. The First Conference of the Armenian International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Association.Yerevan, p.37.

15. Danilova R.L., Anjelov G.O., Markaryan S.G., Oganesyan A.A., Lessish M.R., Karapetyan K.R. (1995) To the question of treating for botulizm. Actual Problems of Clinical Medicine. Book of scientific articles dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Republican Medical Center “Armenia”. Yerevan. p. 92-94.

16. Apoyan V.T., Hovakimyan S.S., Gevorkyan I.Y., Oganesyan A.A., Danilova R.L., Hovakimyan S.S., Karageuzyan K.G., Apoyan V.V. (1995) Pathogenic mechanisms of disorders in phylogenetically stabilized constants at phospholipid- phospholipid ratio in whole blood of patients with cholelithiasis before and after the operation performance. Actual Problems of Clinical Medicine. Book of scientific articles dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Republican Medical Center “Armenia”. Yerevan. p. 252-254.

17. Karageuzyan K.G., Gevorkyan I.Y., Apoyan V.T., Hovakimyan S.S., Danilova R.L., Apoyan V.T., Oganesyan A.A., Hovakimyan S.S., Apoyan V.V. (1995) Disorders of qualitative contents and quantitative composition of phospholipids individual representatives in whole blood of patients with cholelithiasis before and after the operation performance. Actual Problems of Clinical Medicine.// Book of scientific articles dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Republican Medical Center “Armenia” Yerevan, p.317-318.

**Awards: **

**2007** 1st Category Annual Educational Award of RA President in IT

**2005** DAAD Postdoc Research Fellowship

**Office location: 321W/PAB**

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**

Gayane Ghazaryan began her career at AUA in 2016 as a teaching Associate for the programs Calculus 3, ODE and PDE. She joined CSE as an Adjunced Assistant Professor in 2018. Gayane received her PhD in Mathematics in 1997 from Yerevan State University. She is also an Associate Professor at Yerevan State University for more than thirty years and she has been teaching a number of courses at YSU. Prof. Ghazaryan is the author of three textbooks (in Armenian) and many scientific works. Her main research interests include nonlinear differential equations related with the Huygens’ Principle, group analysis and group classification for differential equations.

**Higher education**

**1997,** PhD in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**1991,** MS in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations

**Publications:**

Textbooks:

1. G. Ghazaryan, Analitic Geometry and Linear Algebра (instructions for solving typical problems), Yerevan 2015, 292 pages, (in Armenian).

2. Ghazaryan, Analitic Geometry (lectures), Yerevan 2010, 144 pages (in Armenian).

3. Hakobyan, A. Poghosyan, G. Ghazaryan, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Yerevan 2005, 476 pages (in Armenian).

Papers:

http://ysu.am/science/en/Gayane-Ghazaryan/type/3/show/all

**Office Location: 330W/PAB**

I have earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University of Armenia in 2015. I have joined CSE as a teacher assistant in 2017. In 2019 I became an adjunct lecturer for Computer Graphics and OOP.

My research interests focus on: Realtime Global illumination, dynamic environment generation and procedural animations.

**Higher education**

**2015**, Master in Computer Science

American University of Armenia

**2011**, Master in Renewable Energy,

University of Aleppo

**2007**, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering ,

University of Aleppo

**Courses taught:**

Computer Graphics

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Hakob Avetisyan joined CSE as an adjunct lecturer in 2020. Avetisyan holds PhD in Quantum Optics from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. His research interests are Quantum computing algorithms, Quantum machine learning, Noise mitigation techniques in quantum computation and Propagation of quantum light in random media.

**Higher Education:**

**2016,** PhD in Quantum Optics

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

**2006,** MS in Bioinformatics

Yerevan State University

**2006,** BS in Solid State Physics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

Introduction to Quantum Computing

**Publications:**

- H Avetisyan, CH Monken, “Mode analysis of higher-order transverse-mode correlation beams in a turbulent atmosphere”, Optics Letters 42 (1), 101-104 (2018)
- H Avetisyan, CH Monken, “Higher order correlation beams in atmosphere under strong turbulence conditions”, Optics express 24 (3), 2318-2335 (2016)

**Research database IDs:**

Google Scholar: http://bit.ly/388U53m

Researchgate: http://bit.ly/2GOYIDQ

**Awards: **

ANSEF, for Physics – special grant after G. Askaryan: http://bit.ly/31nmdNT

**Office location: 331W/PAB**

Hovag Abramian has been collaborating with AUA CSE in various capacities since 2012. As a developer, Abramian has been involved in a number of startups and research projects in fields, ranging from educational technologies and cryptography to artificial intelligence and finance. In 2019 Hovag joined CSE as an Adjunct Lecturer.

**Higher education**

**2013**, MS in Computer Science

American University of Armenia

**2010**, BS in Informatics and Applied Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science

**Publications:**

Galoyan, T. & Abramian, H. (2019).”Design and Implementation of Spatial Navigation Transfer Game for Examining Transfer of Learning”. Proceedings of The 5th Asian Conference on Education and International Development, Tokyo, Japan

**Office Location: 332W/PAB**

Joshua Hongbo Yang joined CSE in 2019 as an Adjunct Instructor. The area of his scientific expertise includes photoemission spectroscopy, high-temperature superconductivity, and condensed matter physics. Prior to moving to Armenia, he taught in the Physics Department of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

**Higher education**

**2005,** PhD in Physics

Boston College, USA

**1998,** Master of Science in Physics

University of Science and Technology of China, China

**1996,** Bachelor of Science in Physics

University of Science and Technology of China, China

**Courses taught:**

Computational Physics

**Publications:**

1. P.D. Johnson, H.-B. Yang, J.D. Rameau, G.D. Gu, Z.-H. Pan, T. Valla, M. Weinert, and A.V. Fedorov, Spin-Orbit Interactions and the Nematicity Observed in the Fe-Based Superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 167001 (2015)

2. H.-B. Yang, J. D. Rameau, Z.-H. Pan, G. D. Gu, P. D. Johnson, H. Claus, D. G. Hinks, and T. E. Kidd, Reconstructed Fermi Surface of Underdoped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x Cuprate Superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 047003 (2011)

3. H.-B. Yang, J. D. Rameau, P. D. Johnson, T. Valla, A. Tsvelik and G. D. Gu, Emergence of preformed Cooper pairs from the doped Mott insulating state in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x, Nature 456, 77 (2008)

4. H.-B. Yang, Z.-H. Pan, A. K. Sekharan, T. Sato, S. Souma, T. Takahashi, R. Jin, B. C. Sales, D. Mandrus, A. V. Fedorov, Z. Wang, and H. Ding, Fermi Surface Evolution and Luttinger Theorem in NaxCoO2: A Systematic Photoemission Study, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 146401 (2005)

5. H.-B. Yang, S.-C. Wang, A. K. P. Sekharan, H. Matsui, S. Aouma, T. Sato, T. Takahashi, T. Takeauchi, J. C. Campuzano, R. Jin, B. C. Sales, D, Mandrus, Z. Wang, and H. Ding, ARPES on Na0.6CoO2: Fermi Surface and Unusual Band Dispersion, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 246403 (2004)

**Office Location: 332W/PAB**

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: 335W/PAB, Fall 2019**

Karen Navasardyan graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics of Yerevan State University (YSU) in 1992. He got his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yerevan State University in 1996. He is the author and co-author of more than 20 publications. In 2018 he defended his post-doctoral dissertation and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Currently Karen teaches at Yerevan State University and AUA.

**Higher education**

**2018, Doctor of Physmath Sciences
**Yerevan State University,

**1996**, PhD in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**1992**, MSc in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Calculus 3
- Functional Analysis
- Real Analysis

**Publications:**

Textbooks

1. G. Gevorkian, L. Galstyan, A. Taslakyan, G. Mikaelyan, K. Navasardyan, Mathematical Analysis Problem Book, 2014, 4th Edition, Part I and II, YSU Printing House.

Scientific papers

1. Gevorkyan G.G., Navasardyan K.A., On Uniqueness of Series by General Franklin System, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, Vol. 53, No. 4, 2018, pp. 224-232.

2. Navasardyan K.A., Uniqueness Theorems for Multiple Series by Vilenkin and Generalized Haar Systems, Armenian Journal of Mathematics, 2018, Vol. 10, No 6, pp. 1-15.

3. Gevorkyan G.G., Navasardyan K.A., Uniqueness Theorems for Generalized Haar Systems, Mathematical Notes, 2018, Vol. 104, No. 1, pp. 10–21.

4. Gevorkyan G.G., Navasardyan K.A., Uniqueness Theorems for Series by Vilenkin System, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2018, pp. 61-72.

5. Navasardyan K. A. On the Representation of Functions by Absolutely Convergent Series by H –system, Izv. Saratov Univ. (N. S.), Ser. Math. Mech. Inform., 2018, vol. 18, iss. 1, pp. 49–61 (in Russian)

6. Navasardyan K.A., On a uniqueness theorem for the Franklin system, Proceedings of YSU, Math., 2018, v. 52, No 2, pp. 93-100.

7. Navasardyan K. A., Uniqueness Theorems for Multiple Series with Respect to Vilenkin and Generalized Haar System. Reports of National Academy of Science of Armenia, 2017, v. 117, No 4, pp. 292-296.

8. Navasardyan K.A., Uniqueness theorems for multiple Franklin series, Proceedings of YSU, Math., 2017, v. 51, N. 3, pp. 241-249.

9. Gevorkyan G.G., Navasardyan K.A., On Haar Series of A-integrable Functions, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, 2017, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 111-122.

10. Gevorkyan G. G., Navasardyan K. A., On a summation method for Series with Respect to Vilenkin and Haar System. Reports of National Academy of Science of Armenia, 2017, v. 117, No 1, pp. 20-25.

11. Gevorkyan G.G., Navasardyan K.A., On a summation method for Vilenkin and generalized Haar systems, Proceedings of YSU, Math., 2017, v. 51, N. 1, 13-17.

12. Grigoryan M.G., Navasardyan K.A., Universal functions in “correction” problems guaranteeing the convergence of Fourier-Walsh series, Izvestiya: Mathematics, 2016, Vol. 80, No 6, pp. 1057-1083.

13. Grigoryan M.G., Navasardyan K.A., On Behavior of Fourier Coefficients by Walsh System, Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-13.

14. Navasardyan K.A.,On Series With Monotone Coefficients by Walsh System, Izvestia NAN Armenii, 42 (2007), 5, 62–78 (in Russian). English translation in: Journal of Contemporary Math. Analysis, 42, (2007), No. 5, pp 241-252.

15. Navasardyan K.A., Stepanyan A. A., On Series in Haar’s System, Izvestia NAN Armenii, 42 (2007), 4, 53–66 (in Russian). English translation in: Journal of Contemporary Math. Analysis, 42, (2007), 4, 219–231.

16. Navasardyan K.A. , Universal series by Walsh system, . Izvestia NAN Armenii, 37 (2002), 4, 45–62 (in Russian), English translation in: Journal of Contemporary Math. Analysis, 37 (2002), 4.

17. Navasardyan K.A., Gevorkian G.G., On Walsh series with monotone coefficients. Izvestia RAN: Ser. Mat. 63 (1999), 1, 37-55.

18. Navasardyan K.A., Universal series by multiple Walsh system Izvestia NAN Armenii, 30 (1995), 5, 22–40 (in Russian). English translation in: Journal of Contemporary Math. Analysis, 30 (1995), 5, 14–29.

19. Navasardyan K.A., On null-series by double Walsh system. Izvestia NAN Armenii, 29 (1994), 1, 59–78 (in Russian). English translation in: Journal of Contemporary Math. Analysis, 29 (1994), 1, 50–68.

20. Navasardyan K.A., On coefficients null-series and sets of uniqueness by double Walsh system, Dokladi NAN Armenii, 94 (1993), 4, 206 — 209 (in Russian).

Conference Papers

1. Navasardyan K.A., Uniqueness theorems for Vilenkin and generalized Haar systems, International Conference “Harmonic Analysis and approximations, VII”, 16-22 September, 2018, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia.

2. Grigoryan M.G., Navasardyan K.A., Universal functions in a sense of modification with respect to Fourier coefficients, Sixth International Conference Harmonic Analysis and Approximations, 12 – 18 September, 2015, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, p. 71.

3. Navasardyan K.A., On Series with Monotone Coefficients by Walsh system, International Conference Harmonic Analysis and Approximations, IV, 19 – 26 September, 2008, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, pp. 98-99.

4. Navasardyan K.A. , Universal series by Walsh system with monotone coefficients, Proceedings of 12-th Saratov winter school, (2004), p.126.

5. Navasardyan K.A., Gevorkian G.G., On Walsh series with monotone coefficients, International Conference Harmonic Analysis and Approximations, Nor Amberd, Armenia, September 18–25,(1998),p.20.

**Office location: 335W/PAB**

Kristine Danielyan joined AUA as the Adjunct Lecturer in 2020. She received her MS in Biochemistry from YSU in 1999 and holds her PhD from NAS RA based on the DAAD supported funding program, performed in collaboration with the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. The first and second Postdoctoral positions Kristine perfumed and completed at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Miami (USA).

**Higher education**

**1999,** MS in Biochemistry

Yerevan State University

**2003,** PhD in Biology, specification in Biochemistry

National Academy of Sciences of RA

**Courses taught:**

Physics and Chemistry in Life Science

**Publications: **

- Danielyan, K.E. Chapter 26. Do We Have a Chance to Translate Bench-top Results to the Clinic Adequately? An Opinion. Springer. 2017. 555-578.
- Danielyan KE, Chailyan SG. New Properties of Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxinein Experimental Oxidative Stress in the Brain. In: Patel P, editor. Molecular Nutritions: Vitamins: Elsevier; 2018.

Peer reviewed articles

- Danielyan, K.E., Babayan, L.A., Chailyan, S.G. The Impact of the Heavy Metals on the Activity of the Xanthine Oxidoreductase Activity. Appl Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 2019 123;3
- Danielyan, K.E., Babayan, L.A., Chailyan, S.G. Delineation of Effectors Impact on the Human Brain Derived Phosphoribosylpyrophosphate Synthetase Activity. Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research. 2019; in press.
- Danielyan KE, Hovhannisyan A.A., Bisharyan M.S., Chailyan S.G. PRPS-1 is he potential target for the glioma treatment․ Eurasian Journal of Oncology and Clinical Medicine 2019; volume 1, pp 91-97
- Danielyan KE, Chailyan SG. Heavy Metals. Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research. 2019. PP. 16165
- Danielyan KE, Vardanyan R, Paronyan ZK, Barkhudaryants IM, Bisharyan MS, Chailyan SG. PRPS-1 is a regulative for neuroprotection and cells regenerative proliferation. Biomolecules and Biochemistry 2018.J Biomol Biochem 2018;2(1):6-10.
- Danielyan K.E., Simonyan A.A. , Chailyan S.G. Behavior of two purine and pyrimidine metabolism related key regulative enzymes in normal and pathological conditions, Biological Journal of Armenia, 2017, v. LXIX, number, p.100-104.
- Danielyan KE. The sole or key enzymes of purine and pyrimidine metabolisms might direct the organisms to the cell proliferation. Journal of Biomolecules and Biochemistry. Editorial Review. 1:1. https://www.pulsus.com/journal-biomolecules-biochemistry/inpress.html
- Danielyan KE. Egf regulates purine and pyrimidine metabolism. Editorial Review. 1:1. https://www.pulsus.com/journal-biomolecules-biochemistry/inpress.html
- Danielyan K.E., Simonyan A.A. , Chailyan S.G. Behavior of two purine and pyrimidine metabolisms related key regulative enzymes in normal and pathological conditions. Կանանց նվաճումները կենսաբանական գիտությունների ոլորտում: II Միջազգային գիտաժողով: Հոկտեմբերի 10-12, 2017: Երևան, Հայաստան:
- Danielyan KE, Simonyan AA.Protective abilities of pyridoxine in experimental oxidative stress settings in vivo and in vitro.Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Feb;86:537-540
- Aganyants, H.A., Nikohosyan, G.,
. Albumin microparticles as the carriers for allopurinol and applicable for the treatment of ischemic stroke. International Nano Letters First online: 09 November 2015, pp 1-6.__Danielyan, K.E__ - Simonyan, R.A.,
Chailyan, S.G., Markaryan A.S. and Simonyan A.A. SkQ-1 Regulates Xanthine Oxidase Activity in the Settings of Epilepsic Seizures in Rats. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, 2014, 2, 53-58.__Danielyan, K.E.,__ - Aganyants, H.A., Abrahamyan, R.A., Chailyan, S.G. and
. New Highlights in the Regulation of Cells Proliferation. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, 2014, 2, 81-86.__Danielyan K.E__ New details regarding XOR as a part of the balanced oxidative and antioxidative systems. Biological Journal of Armenia, 2014. LXVI (1):30-43.__Danielyan K.E.__. Dependence of Cells Survival from Xanthine Oxidase and Dihydopyrimidine Dehydrogenase Correlative Activities in Human Brain Derived Cell Culture. Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 2013, 13(2):108-13__Danielyan, K.E__

**Research database IDs:
**https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kristine_Danielyan

**Awards: **

2010, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Travel Award

2010, Armenian National Science & Education Fund- Research Award (PI Danielyan KD)

2011, Armenian National Science & Education Fund- Research Award (PI Danielyan KD)

2011, IBRO Short Term Fellowship in Neurogenesis, Neuroprotection and Parkinson’s Disease at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles-Luminy, France.

2012, National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies Travel Grant to attend NEURONUS IBRO & IRUN conference in Krakow, Poland.

2013-2015, Financing from Armenian State Budget, Contract (Thematic) Based (PI Danielyan KD) Scientific and Scientifically-Technical Work Performance

2014, Travel Grant from IncoNet EaP to the Meeting “ Cells, Proteins and Bioprocessing.” June 17-19, London.

2016, Armenian National Science & Education Fund- Research Award (PI Danielyan KD

2018, Armenian National Science & Education Fund- Research Award (PI Danielyan KD)

2019, Armenian National Science & Education Fund- Research Award (Performer)

**Office location: 330W/PAB**

Levon Sargsyan has got PhD in Physical Chemistry at 2016. He spent several months in scientific research at Univesity Of Saarland (Universitat des Saarlandes), Germany. His scientific research was in the field of biophysical chemistry, especially about protein folding, denaturation and binding with several ligands such as polyphenols. Levon Sargsyan joined CSE in 2018 as an Adjunct Lecturer for Chemistry course. He is also teaching chemistry at Ayb school since 2016.

**Higher education**

**2016,** PhD. in Physical Chemistry

Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Chemistry

**2013,** Master of Chemistry

Yerevan State University

**2011,** Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Chemistry
- Chemistry in Everyday Life

**Publications:**

1. K. R. Grigoryan, L. S. Sargsyan, Spectral study of the interaction of myoglobin with tannin, Journal of Applied Spectroscopy. 2016, 83, 481-485 pp

2. L. S. Sargsyan, K. R. Grigoryan, A. L. Zatikyan, Experimetnal and theoretical studies on competetive interactions in gallic acid – water system, IV International Conference “Current problems of chemical physics”. 2015, p. 204-205.

3. K. R. Grigoryan, L. S. Sargsyan, Intermolecular Interactions in Aqueous Solutions of Gallic Acid at 296–306 K According to Spectrofluorimetry and Densimetry Data, Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2015, 89, p. 2234-2237.

4. K. R. Grigoryan, L. S. Sargsyan, Thermal Stability of Human Hemoglobin in the Presence of Tannic Acid, Chemistry today 2014 , 4^{th} International Conferenece of Young Scientists, Armenia, Yerevan 2014, 18 – 22 August.

5. K. R. Grigoryan, L. S. Sargsyan, S. A. Markarian, T. Burkholz, C. Jacob, Fluorescence Characterization of Human Hemoglobin Binding with Tannic Acid, Chem. Journal of Armenia, 2014, №2, p. 1 – 5.

**Awards: **

2012 – 2013 – Scholarship after D.I.Mendeleev (Institute of Eurasian Studies, Russia)

**Office location: 317W/PAB**

Lusine Poghosyan obtained her PhD in Mathematics in 2015. Currently she works at the Institute of Mathematics as a researcher, her research interests are approximations and interpolations. She has been teaching at AUA and YSU since 2015.

**Higher education**

**2015,** PhD in Mathematics,

Institute of Mathematics of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

**2009,** MS, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics,

Yerevan State University

**2007,** BS, Faculty of Mathematics,

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

• Numerical Analysis

• Optimization

Publications:

1. A. Poghosyan, L. Poghosyan, On a pointwise convergence of quasi-periodic-rational trigonometric interpolation. International Journal of Analysis, vol. 2014, article ID 249513, 10 pages, DOI:10.1155/2014/249513.

2. L. Poghosyan, Convergence acceleration of quasi-periodic and quasi-periodic-rational interpolations by polynomial corrections. Armenian Journal of Mathematics, vol.5, no. 2, pp. 123-138, 2013.

3. L. Poghosyan, A. Poghosyan, Asymptotic estimates for the quasi-periodic interpolations. Armenian Journal of Mathematics, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 34-57, 2013.

4. L. Poghosyan, On L2-convergence of the quasi-periodic interpolation. Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, vol. 113, no. 3, pp. 240-247, 2013.

**Office Location: 332W/PAB**

**Faculty member’s name**: Mher Martirosyan

**Contacts (E-mail, telephone)**: [email protected], +374 60 612699

**Office hours and room:** TBD, PAB 317W

**Short bio-career description of the faculty member:**

Mher Martirosyan joined the CSE team in Fall 2014, and also the CBE team in Fall 2015 as an adjunct associate professor. He has more than two decades of teaching experience at Yerevan State University. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Analysis by YSU in 1999, and assigned to a position of Associate Professor in 2005. His research interests lie primarily in the area of theory of functions and functional analysis. The problems are focused on approximation and representation questions.

In parallel to his university and research career, M. Martirosyan has been involved in teaching and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organization. He is also a co-founder of Mathico school of mathematics.

**Education and Degrees: **

- PhD in Mathematical Analysis, Yerevan State University, 1999
- BS/MS in Mathematics, Yerevan State University, 1995

**Courses taught: **

- Mathematical Analysis (YSU)
- Business Mathematics (AUA)
- Probability (AUA)
- Discrete Mathematics (AUA)
- Linear Algebra (AUA)
- Set Theory (YSU)
- Multivariate Analysis (YSU)
- Measure and Integral (YSU)
- Mathematics for Humanities (YSU)

**CV** (uploaded)

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: https://t.ly/pyeE
- Google Scholar: https://t.ly/1VdL
- ResearchGate: https://t.ly/b2Dd

**Office location: #336W/PAB**

Nejdeh Hovanessian joined AUA EPIC in October 2019 as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence acting as a catalyst for the center’s resident startups to bridge the gap between entrepreneurship theory and practice.

He studied Industrial Design in undergraduate years. After almost one decade of professional experience as a designer, he continued his studies in the field of Design Management.

During the postgraduate studies, Nejdeh was introduced to the field entrepreneurship and startups. Based on his master’s degree research he developed and coined the concept of ‘designpreneurship’ which is a widely accepted concept now.

Nejdeh has more than ten years of entrepreneurial experience with some notable success stories.

Since 2008 he has focused on Design Thinking as his main field of research while practicing and teaching it in academia and beyond.

**Higher education**

**2007**, MA in Design, Strategy and Innovation

Brunel University

**1995**, BA in Industrial Design

Art University of Tehran

**Courses taught:**

CSE290 – Startup Culture

**Office location:** 520M – EPIC

**Office hours:** TBD

Nelson Baloian has co-authored about 30 journal publications related on these subjects and more than 100 papers for peer reviewed conferences. His research topics have been Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Distributed Systems, GeoCollaborative System and AI for Decision Making. He has been visiting professor at the universities of Waseda, Japan, and Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, where he served as Director of the Department for four years.

**Higher education**

**1988**, Civil Engineer in Computer, Universidad de Chile, Chile

**1997,** Doktor rer. Nat. University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

**Courses taught:**

- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
- Advanced Object Oriented Programming
- Developing Applications for TCP/IP Networks
- Capstone Project Preparation

**Publications: **

- Nelson A. Baloian, Wolfram Luther, José A. Pino, Tomoo Inoue: Mobile Collaborative Technologies and Data Science for Smart Systems. Mobile Information Systems 2019: 8432754:1-8432754:2 (2019)
- Sebastian Hernandez, Nelson Baloian, José A. Pino, Xiaojun Yuan:A Teacher Dashboard for Real-Time Intervention. CIC 2018: 227-235
- Gustavo Zurita, Nelson Baloian, Oscar Jerez, Sergio Peñafiel, José A. Pino:Findings When Converting a Summative Evaluation Instrument to a Formative One Through Collaborative Learning Activities. CRIWG 2018: 1-16
- Gustavo Zurita, Nelson Baloian, Oscar Jerez:Exploring Hashtags Collaboratively to Facilitate Learning and Knowledge Construction. ICALT 2018: 160-162
- Pedro Antunes, Nelson Baloian, Gustavo Zurita, José A. Pino: Supporting People-Driven, Dynamic and Geo-Located Work Processes. S-BPM ONE 2018: 14:1-14:10
- Nelson Baloian, Jonathan Frez, José A. Pino, Gustavo Zurita:Supporting Collaborative Preparation of Emergency Plans. UCAmI 2018: 1254
- Hironori Egi, Takaya Yuizono, Nelson Baloian, Takashi Yoshino, Satoshi Ichimura, Armanda Rodrigues:Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing – 10th International Conference, CollabTech 2018, Costa de Caparica, Portugal, September 5-7, 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11000, Springer 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-98742-2
- Gustavo Zurita, Nelson Baloian, Oscar Jerez, Sergio Peñafiel:Practice of Skills for Reading Comprehension in Large Classrooms by Using a Mobile Collaborative Support and Microblogging. CRIWG 2017: 81-94
- Claudio Álvarez, Nelson Baloian, Gustavo Zurita, Fabio Guarini:Promoting Active Learning in Large Classrooms: Going Beyond the Clicker. CRIWG 2017: 95-103
- Nelson Baloian, Wolfram Luther, Daniel Biella, Nare Karapetyan, José A. Pino, Tobias Schreck, Andres Ferrada, Nancy Hitschfeld:
- Exploring Collaboration in the Realm of Virtual Museums. CRIWG 2017: 252-259
- Nelson Baloian, Enrique Bassaletti, Mario Fernández, Óscar Figueroa, Pablo Fuentes, Raúl Manásevich, Marcos E. Orchard, Sergio Peñafiel, José A. Pino, Mario Vergara:

Crime prediction using patterns and context. CSCWD 2017: 2-9 - Orlando Erazo, Nelson Baloian, José A. Pino, Sergio F. Ochoa:Designing hand gesture interfaces for easing students participation from their spot. CSCWD 2017: 133-138
- Oscar Jerez, Nelson Baloian, Gustavo Zurita:Authentic Assesment Between Peers in Online Courses with a Large Number of Students. ICALT 2017: 235-237

**Awards: **

- DAAD scholarship for postgraduate studies in Germany (from 1992 to 1997)
- TAO Scholarship to conduct a research stay in Japan (January-February 2002 held at the University of Waseda)
- SIMO Scholarship for research stay Finland (held at the University of Tampere in October 2003)
- NICT Scholarship for academic internship in Japan (January-February 2006, held at the GITI Institute in Tokyo, Japan)
- DAAD Scholarship for research stay in Germany (June-July 2006, held at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- NICT Scholarship for academic internship in Japan for senior researcher (January-February 2009, to be held at the University of Waseda
- Best Paper Award 14th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2010), 14 – 16 of April 2010, Shanghai, China.
- Best Paper Award 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2014), 21 – 23 May Hsinchu, Taiwán.

**Office location: 317W/PAB**

Nerses Srapionyan joined CSE as a Teaching assistant in 2018 for courses such as Calculus 1, Calculus 2 and Numerical Analysis. Nerses received his PhD in Mathematics from the Yerevan State University in 2019 where he has also been serving as a Teaching Assistant for a number of courses, including Real Analysis, Mathematical Analysis, Functional Analysis and Numerical Methods. His research interests are in harmonic analysis, function approximations and their applications.

**Higher education**

**2019,** Ph.D in Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**2016,** MS, Faculty of Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**2014,** BS, Faculty of Mathematics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

Numerical Methods

**Publications: **

- Gogyan S. and Srapionyan N. On the Quasi-greedy Constant of the Haar Subsystems in L1(0; 1). Proceedings of the NAS of Armenia. Mathematics Vol. 54, N2, pp. 124-128, 2019
- Gogyan S. and Srapionyan N. Modifications of Values of Functions on a Set of Small Measure and Series with Monotone Coefficients, Dokl. Nats. Akad. Nauk Armen., 119(2019), N1, pp. 29-32.
- Srapionyan N. On the Democratic Constant of Haar Subsystems in L1(0; 1)d, Armen. J. Math., 11(2019), N8, pp. 1-6.

**Office Location: 317W/PAB**

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

Norayr Chilingaryan is the founder of Vishap Oberon Compiler. He is Interested in modular languages, language design, translation techniques, operating system research.

**Higher education**

**1998,** BS in Computing Machines

National Polytechnic University of Armenia

**Courses taught:**

Operating Systems Principles

Compiler design

**Office Location: 331W/PAB**

Oleg Gasparyan joined AUA in 2020. He is also Director of “Aerial Robotics Center” and acting Head of Control Systems Chair at the National Engineering University of Armenia.

Previously, Oleg Gasparyan worked for more than 20 years in the field of aerospace engineering and participated in the development and manufacture of a number of space astronomical and other telescopes.

His research interests include linear and nonlinear feedback control, frequency- and root-domain analysis and design methods of multivariable control systems, adaptive control, computer-aided control system design, robotics, control of unmanned aerial vehicles, etc.

Oleg Gasparyan was the supervisor of 18 PhD students. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and 8 monographs.

**Higher education**

1986, Doctor of Engineering Sciences

Moscow Aviation Institute

1976, Candidate (PhD) of Engineering Sciences

Moscow Aviation Institute

1970, Electrical Engineer

Yerevan Polytechnic Institute

**Courses taught:**

ENGS 261 – Control Systems

**Some Publications:**

Gasparyan O.N., On Application of Feedback Linearization in Control Systems of Multicopters, Advanced Technologies in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of ITR 2019, Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2020, 343-351.

Gasparyan O.N., Multivariable Root Loci of Discrete-Time Uniform Systems, Advanced Technologies in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of ITR 2019, Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2020, 127-134.

Gasparyan O.N., Darbinyan H.G. L1 Adaptive Control of Quadcopters, Proceedings of the CSIT Conference 2019. IIAP, Yerevan (2019), 96-100

Gasparyan O.N., An eigenvalue decomposition method for analysis and design of discrete-time multivariable feedback control systems, ICNPAA 2018 WORLD CONGRESS: / American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 2018, 2018, 2046 (020032), 10 pages.

Gasparyan O.N., Begoyan K.V. // Robust control system of angular velocity of the DC motor with the step-down buck converter / Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. Series of Technical Sciences, 2016, 2, 192-201.

Gasparyan O.N., Ohanyan O.H. // Root loci of discrete circulant control systems / Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. Series of Technical Sciences, 2016, 69/1, 61-69.

Gasparyan O.N., Multivariable Discrete-Time Feedback Control Systems, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2016, 304 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Begoyan K.V., An Averaged Small-Signal Model of the Buck Converter in Discontinuous Conduction Mode, Tenth International Conference on Semiconductor Micro and Nanoelectronics.-2015, September 11-13 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Semiconductor Micro and Nanoelectronics, 2015

Gasparyan O.N., Theory of Multivariable Control Systems, Palmarium Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012, 359 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Circulant and Anticirculant Feedback Control Systems, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012, 234 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Dynamics of Nonlinear Multivariable Control Systems, Palmarium Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012, 402 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Statistical Dynamics of Multivariable Feedback Control Systems: A Frequency-Domain Approach, VDM-Dr. Muller, Germany, 2010, 267 p.

Gasparyan O.N., Linear and Nonlinear Multivariable Feedback Control: A Classical Approach, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2008, 354 p.

**Awards: **

President of the Republic of Armenia Prize in the field of Technical Sciences & Information Technologies (2012)

The Republic of Armenia National Prize for Science and Engineering (1986)

Roksana Zakharyan has joined CSE as a teaching assistant in 2015 and became an adjunct lecturer in 2018. During her PhD study Roksana spends 5 months at Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic. Since 2018 Roksana is the head of the Department of Bioengineering, bioinformatics and molecular biology of Russian-Armenian University. She has research interests in: molecular biology, genetics, and neuropsychiatry.

**Higher education**

**2013**, PhD in Biology

Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA

**2007**, Master in Physics (specialization: Molecular Physics)

Yerevan State University

**2005**, Bachelor of Physics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

Intro to Bioscience and its Impact on Research Business and Society

**Publications: **

- Zakharyan R., Ghazaryan H., Kocourkova L., et al, Association of genetic variants of dopamine and serotonin receptors with schizophrenia, Archives of Medical Research 51(1):13-20, 2020.
- Avetyan D., Zakharyan R., Petrek M., Arakelyan A., Telomere shortening in blood leukocytes of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, Journal of Psychiatric Research 111:83-88, 2019.
- Ghazaryan H., Zakharyan R., Petrek M., et al., Expression of micro-RNAs miR-31, miR-146a, miR-181c and miR-155 and their target gene IL-2 are altered in schizophrenia: a case-control study, F1000Research 8(2077):2077, 2019.
- Zakharyan R., Hayrapetyan V., Karapetyan V., et al., The role of genetic polymorphism of cytochrome P450 family member in schizophrenia, European Neuropsychopharmacology 29:S454-S455, 2019.
- Avetyan D., Zakharyan R., Petrek M., Arakelyan A., Telomere shortening in blood leukocytes of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, Journal of Psychiatric Research 111:83-88, 2019.
- Zakharyan R., Arakelyan A. NGF in psychiatric disorders: update on current findings. Chapter in the “Advanced in Medicine and Biology”, Nova Science Publishers Inc., USA, v. 127, pp.85-104, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-53613-204-5.
- Stepanyan A., Zakharyan R., Simonyan A., et al., Involvement of polymorphisms of the nerve growth factor and its receptor encoding genes in the etiopathogenesis of ischemic stroke, BMC Medical Genetics 19(1):33, 2018.
- Atshemyan S., Chavushyan A., Berberian N., Sahakyan A., Zakharyan R., Arakelyan A., Characterization of BRCA1/2 mutations in patients with family history of breast cancer in Armenia, F1000Research 6:29,2017.
- Boyajyan A., Zakharyan R., Atshemyan S., Ghazaryan H., Chapter 5. Biopsychology of schizophrenia: novel molecular genetic markers of cognitive dysfunction, Advances in Psychology Research (Editor: A.M. Columbus), Nova Science Publishers Inc., USA, v. 110, pp. 69-124, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-63482-629-7.
- Zakharyan R., Atshemyan S., Telumyan E., Chavushyan A., Arakelyan A., Schizophrenia and contributory genetic combinations in Armenians, European Neuropsychopharmacology 26:S169, 2016.
- Atshemyan S., Telumyan E., Arakelyan A., Zakharyan R., Association of complexin-4 gene variants with schizophrenia, European Neuropsychopharmacology 26:S189, 2016.
- Ghazaryan H., Zakharyan R., Petrek M., Arakelyan A., Annexin-A11 expression and its single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in schizophrenia, European Neuropsychopharmacology 26:S178-S179, 2016.
- Boyajyan A., Zakharyan R., Atshemyan S., et al., Schizophrenia-associated risk and protective variants of c-Fos encoding gene, Recent Advances in DNA and Gene Sequencing 9(1):51-57, 2015.
- Zakharyan R., Atshemyan S., Gevorgyan A, Boyajyan A., Nerve growth factor and its receptor in schizophrenia, BBA Clinical 1:24-29, 2014.
- Zakharyan R., Boyajyan A., Brain-derived neurotrophic factor blood levels are decreased in schizophrenia patients and associate with rs6265 genotypes, Clinical Biochemistry 47(12):1052-1055, 2014.
- Zakharyan R., Boyajyan A., Inflammatory cytokine network in schizophrenia, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 15(3):174-187, 2014.
- Arakelyan A., Zakharyan R., Hambardzumyan M., et al., Functional genetic polymorphisms of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 and C-C chemokine receptor type 2 in ischemic stroke, Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research 34(2):100-105, 2014.
- Zakharyan R., Atshemyan S., Boyajyan A., Molecular biomarkers of schizophrenia: from biological signs to novel treatment targets, European Neuropsychopharmacology 23(2):S428, 2013.
- Boyajyan A., Zakharyan R., Khoyetsyan A., Chapter XI. Molecular and genetic indicators of aberrant immunity and apoptosis in schizophrenia, In: “Schizophrenia research: Recent advances (Editor: T. Sumiyoshi)”, Nova Science Publishers USA pp. 183-240, 2012.
- Zakharyan R., Petrek M., Arakelyan A., et al., Interleukin-6 promoter polymorphism and plasma levels in patients with schizophrenia, Tissue Antigens 80(2):136-142, 2012.
- Zakharyan R., Boyajyan A., Arakelyan A., et al., Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in schizophrenia: -2518A/G genetic variant and protein levels in Armenian population, Cytokine 58(3):351-354, 2012.
- Zakharyan R., Khoyetsyan A., Arakelyan A., et al., Association of C1QB gene polymorphism with schizophrenia in Armenian population, BMC Medical Genetics 12(1):126, 2011.
- Arakelyan A., Zakharyan R., Khoyetsyan A., et al., Functional characterization of the complement receptor type 1 and its circulating ligands in patients with schizophrenia, BMC Clinical Pathology 11:10, 2011.
- Zakharyan R., Boyajyan A., Arakelyan A., et al., Functional variants of the genes involved in neurodevelopment and susceptibility to schizophrenia in Armenian population, Human Immunology 72(9):746-748, 2011.
- Zakharyan R., Chavushyan A., Khoyetsyan A., et al., Genetic variants of the inflammatory C-reactive protein and schizophrenia in Armenian population: A pilot study, International Journal of Immunogenetics 37(5):407-410, 2010.

**Research database IDs: **

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ak2OAlwAAAAJ

**Awards: **

2020, “The most productive young scientist-2018”, awarded by the Committee of Science, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia

2019, Winner of the Instrumental Access 2019 competition by Seeding Labs, USA

2018, Winner of the competition “The most productive young scientist-2017”, awarded by the Committee of Science, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia

2017, Winner of the competition “The most productive young scientist-2016”, awarded by the Committee of Science, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia

2017, Educational grant award, provided by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) to attend special Educational Section at the 13th World congress of Biological Psychiatry, Copenhagen, Denmark

Educational grant award, provided by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) to attend special Educational Section at the 12th World congress of Biological Psychiatry, Athens, Greece

2015, Award for the best presentation at section “Molecular medicine” at the Fifth international scientific-practical conference “Most up-to-date problems of biology, nanotechnology and medicine”, awarded by the Scientific Committee, Russian Federation

2015, Travel grant, IncoNet EaP project, FP7, attendance to the Horizon 2020 “Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing” Health Partnering Day and Open Info Day, Brussels, Belgium

2013, Grant of “Searching for schizophrenia biomarkers among the genes of synaptic proteins” of the Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF), New York, USA, principal investigator

2013, Winner of the Young Scientists Competition “Best Scientific Work”,

Section of Biology, Awarded by the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, the World Armenian Congress, the Union of Armenians in Russia, and Ministry of Diaspora of the RA

2012, Grant of “Travel Support Program-2011” to participate in “Genomic disorders: genomics of rare diseases” conference, provided by the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) (TSP 09/2012)

2012, Grant of the “Materials and Equipment Purchase Support-2012” program, competition of the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) and Armenian International Woman Association (AIWA), principal investigator

2010, Grant of “Immunogenetics of schizophrenia: single nucleotide polymorphisms of immune response related genes”, Early Careers Support Program (ECSP), competition of the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT), the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation and the State Committee of Science (SCS MES RA) (ECSP-09-70), principal investigator

2009, Grant of “Study of possible involvement of genetic polymorphisms of C-reactive protein and C1q component of the complement in pathogenesis of schizophrenia”, In-coming scholarship of the International Visegrad Fund (IVF) (#50910830), principal investigator

**Office location:** 332W, PAB

**Office hours:** Wednesday 9:00-9:25, 10:20-11:10 or upon scheduled appointment

Ruben Gevorgyan is a Professor of Applied Statistics and Econometrics. His research topics have been application of statistical and econometrics methods to finance and economics. He is currently Head of Data Science for Business Master’s degree program at the Department of Economics and Management of the Yerevan State University.

**Higher education**

**1990,** PhD in Theoretical Physics

Yerevan State University

**Courses taught:**

- Statistics
- Engineering Economics

**Publications (recent): **

- Constitutional traditions, institutions, behavioral prerequisites and well-being of countries, Moscow University Economics Bulletin, N1, 2019, Moscow
- Construction of a Probability density function for an asset prices based on derivative prices, Financial Risk Management, N1, 2018, Moscow.
- Fuzzy least squares estimator over convex hulls of α-levels, Izvestia NAN Armenii: Matematika, Vol.52, No. 2, 2017
- Assessment of the Level of Constitutionalism in Transition Economies, Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics (JARLE), Volume VIII, Issue 4(26), Summer 2017

**Office location: 336W/PAB**

Ruben Osipyan joined CSE as an adjunct lecturer in 2019. Ruben has 15+ years of experience of executive and financial management in the IT Industry. He was a member of executive team at Instigate (CFO of the mother company and the CEO of spin-off startups). Since 2015 he is focused on developing his startup. Since September 2019 Ruben was elected as a President of SME Association.

**Higher Education:**

**2004,** MS of Economics, Mathematical Modeling and Operations Research

Armenian State University of Economics

**Courses taught:**

- Entrepreneurship

Saro Deravanesian has worked on several projects using different technologies such as NodeJs, GraphQL, MongoDB, React, ExpressJS, Python 3, MySQL, JAVA and other stuff. He has experience in creating modules communicating with RabbitMQ. Saro has also experience in leading teams for achieving software goals.

Saro teaches Computer Science topics in the American University of Armenia as adjunct lecturer (Database Systems, Special Topics in Applied Computer Science and Introduction to Computer Science).

**Higher education**

**2005**, Bachelor of Computer Science

State Engineering University of Armenia

**2007, **Master of Computer and Information Science

American University of Armenia

**Courses taught:**

- Database Systems
- Special Topics in Applied Computer Science
- Introduction to Computer Science

**Office Location: 331W/PAB**

Shoghakat Stepanyan is a junior scientist at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. Since 2015 she has been teaching at the American University of Armenia the courses of Discrete Mathematics and Linear Algebra in her capacity as Teaching Associate and later on since 2018 as Lecturer.

**Higher education**

**2017,** PhD in Mathematics

Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

**2013,** Master’s degree of Mathematics,

Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

**2011**, Bachelor’s degree of Mathematics,

Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

**Courses taught:**

• Discrete Mathematics

• Linear Algebra

**Publications**

- On automorphisms of the relatively free groups satisfying the identity [x^n,y]=1,

Proceedings of the YSU, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, 2, (2017), pp. 196-198. - The unique trace property of n-periodic product of groups,

Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis, 4, (2017), pp. 161-165. - On automorphisms of some periodic products of groups,

Proceedings of the YSU, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, 2 (2015), pp. 7-10.

**Office Location: 317W/PAB**

Vaagn Toukharian has joined CSE in 2020. He is Principal Engineer for Qualys’s Web Application Security Scanner. He also helps to run OWASP Armenia chapter. Vaagn was involved with security industry since 1999. He delivered talks at InfoSec conferences like BlackHat, OWASP AppSec, DefCON, ToorCon, BruCon, Hacktivity, ArmSec and BSides.

Vaagn is a software/security engineer by trade, but an athlete by heart. He is an endurance sports fanatic, who helped to co-found TriClub Yerevan, Yerevan Marathon and Savage of Sevan Triathlon.

**Higher education**

**1999,** Diploma, MIS (CS)

Yerevan University of Management and Information Technology

**Courses taught:
**

CS 232 Cybersecurity

CS 337 Cybersecurity

**Office Location: 335W/PAB**

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://t.ly/EXD3

Research Gate: https://t.ly/ZE6E

ResearcherID (Web if Science): https://t.ly/w1mP

Scopus: https://t.ly/OXd8

MathNet: https://t.ly/LXZg

**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: #334W/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://t.ly/R02Z

ResearchGate: https://t.ly/NXMD

**Office Location:** TBD

**Faculty member’s name:** Vahe Movsisyan

**Contacts (E-mail, telephone):** **[email protected]****, **+374 93591989

**Office hours and room:** By appointment; room 235W (PAB)

**Short bio-career description of the faculty member:**

Dr. Movsisyan joined AUA in 2013. He started the professional career at the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) and worked at the Monetary Police Department (2005-2006), Statistics Department (2007-2015) and Economic Research Department (2015-2020) and left CBA in 2020. He has participated and presented methodological and applied research papers in numerous national and international conferences. He has been a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) and International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) for 5-6 years.

Dr. Movsisyan is a co-founder of Datamotus LLC, a company that provides Data mining and statistical analysis services.

**Education and Degrees:**

- Diploma in Economics, Armenian State Institute of Economics, 1999-2004 ,
- PhD in Economics, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI), 2007.

**CV** (uploaded)

**Courses taught:**

- BUS 110 – Applied Statistics
- BUS 50 – Pre-term Quantitative Methods
- BUS 320 – Data Analysis for Business Decisions
- BUS 321 – Data Mining for Business
- ECON 310 – Economic Statistics
- CS 107 – Probability
- CS 108 – Statistics
- DS 110 – Statistics 2

**Areas of specialization:**

- Statistical Analysis
- Econometric Analysis
- Data Science

**Publications:**

*Accuracy of Expectations in Business Surveys*

Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

2017 61st ISI World Statistics Congress, Marrakech, Morocco:

https://www.bis.org/ifc/events/wsc_isi/ips023_galstyan_paper.pdf

*Economic Policy Uncertainty for Armenia*

Armenian Economic Association 2018 annual Conference, June 15, 2018

http://www.aea.am/files/papers/w1805.pdf

*The Relationship between Education and the Dimensions of Social Capital in Armenia*

Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

Social Capital: Definitions, Applications, Cultural contexts: CRRC-Armenia 2013 Conference on Social Capital Proceedings, 6 June 2013

https://www.crrc.am/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CRRC-Social_Capital-Conference.pdf (pp 26-39)

*Social Engagement in Armenia*

Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) – Armenia: A program of Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Yerevan, December 24, 2012,

https://www.academia.edu/5900839/Social_engagement_in_Armenia

*Quantification of qualitative data: the case of the Central Bank of Armenia*

Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

IFC Bulletin No 33, The IFC’s contribution to the 57th ISI Session, Durban, July 2010

(https://www.bis.org/ifc/publ/ifcb33t.pdf)

*Consumer Confidence Survey in Armenia*

Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

IFC Bulletin No 30: The use of surveys by central banks, July 2009

(https://www.bis.org/ifc/publ/ifcb30d.pdf#page=43 )

Vardan Hayrapetyan is an Environmental Research Scientist at the American University of Armenia (AUA) Center for Responsible Mining. He is running an Environmental Laboratory at AUA. From 2017-2019 he has been an Adjunct Lecturer and Teaching Associate of several environmental courses, including ENV 203-Environmental Monitoring and ENV 212-Mining. The area of his research and work involves investigation and assessment of toxic sites affected by mining and other industrial activities.

Before joining the American University of Armenia, he worked at the Environmental Monitoring Impact Center of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA and Molecule Structure Research Center of the National Academy of Sciences of RA.

Mr. Hayrapetyan holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the Yerevan State University from the Faculty of Physics.

Email: vhayrapetyan(at)aua.am