Irene Villa

Irene Villa
PhD Student
Irene Villa obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2013 from the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) with the thesis “Burnside Theorem” on representation theory, focused on a theorem that is one of its most famous application. She obtained a master’s degree in Mathematics with specialization in computational algebra, cryptography and error correcting codes in  2015 from the University of Trento (Italy). Her master’s thesis, “Vectorial Boolean Functions in even dimension”, concerns two important properties of Boolean functions: anti-crockedness and almost perfect non-linearity (APN). In particular, this work presented the first theoretical proof of thenonexistence of an APN permutation in dimension 4. She joined the Boolean functions team as a PhD student in September 2016. Currently her research focuses on the construction and analysis of APN functions, as well as other optimal Boolean functions, with applications to cryptography.
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