Olga Kuznetsova is a master’s student at Aalto University in Helsinki. She visited MPI MiS to attend the Summer School on Numerical Computing in Algebraic Geometry and to get to know the non-linear algebra group.
Her current research is in coding theory and combinatorics. Speciﬁcally, she is working on the question of private information retrieval: What algorithms can someone use to download a ﬁle from a database without revealing the identity of the ﬁle? Her plan is to start a PhD in algebraic statistics in the near future.
Before switching to mathematics, Olga spent several years in management consulting and start-ups and completed a degree at Helsinki School of Economics. She is now using that background in her volunteer work at the association European Women in Mathematics (EWM).
August 15, 2018