Natalia Tokareva


Graduated from Novosibirsk State University (Department of Information Technologies - 2004, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics - 2006), Novosibirsk, Russia. In 2008 received a Ph.D. Degree from Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia.

2008 Fellowship of the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
2012 Fellowship of KU Leuven, Belgium (COSIC)
2018, 2019 Fellowship of University of Bergen, Norway

Professional Activity

Scientific research, teaching, supervision.

2009-till now a Senior researcher at Sobolev Institute of Mathematics
2011-till now an Associate professor at Novosibirsk State University
2011-till now a Head of Cryptographic center (Novosibirsk), see
2014-till now a General chair of NSUCRYPTO - the International Olympiad in Cryptography, see

Research interests:
Cryptographic Boolean functions. Block ciphers and S-boxes.
Cryptanalysis of symmetric ciphers. Light-weight cryptography.
Biometric data in cryptography. Blockchains. Quantum cryptography.
Discrete mathematics. Combinatorics. Graph theory. Algebra.

Academic Advising

PhD supervison

Nikolay Kolomeec (defended in 2014)

Anastasiya Gorodilova (defended in 2016)

Valeria Idrisova (defended in 2019)

Polina Sazonova (defended VKR in 2020)

Alexander Kutsenko (since 2018)

Alexey Oblaukhov (since 2018)

Dmitrii Kondyrev (since 2019)

Alexander Tkachev (since 2019, together with K.Kalgin)

Alexander Shaporenko (since 2020)

Artemiy Doronin (since 2020, together with K.Kalgin)

MS supervison
Elena Zavalishina (since 2019)

Ilya Valiahmetov (since 2019)

Tatiana Bonich (since 2019)

Matvey Panferov (since 2019)

BS supervison
Dariya Zyubina (since 2019)
Irina Khilchuk (since 2019)

Natalia Atutova (since 2019)