Dr Sophie Huczynska

Dr Sophie Huczynska

Senior Lecturer

Researcher profile

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312 MI
Mathematical Institute



Dr Huczynska joined the School in 2003, having previously obtained her PhD at the University of Glasgow and worked as a researcher at the University of Edinburgh.  She held a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship from 2004-2010, before becoming a Lecturer in 2010 and Senior Lecturer in 2015.  She currently works part-time.

Research areas

My research interests are in the area of combinatorics and finite fields. One of my main current research activities concerns the application of combinatorial structures (particularly external difference families and their generalizations) to coding theory and cryptography.  I am also interested in how combinatorial objects such as graphs, digraphs and permutations may be viewed as relational structures.

More information about my research may be found on my personal website http://www-groups.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~sophieh/index.html

PhD supervision

  • Laura Johnson

Selected publications


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