Digital Democracy: AUA Researchers Discuss Use of Cryptography for Fair Elections at Tbilisi IT Conference

A team of researchers from the American University of Armenia’s College of Science and Engineering were in Tbilisi, Georgia last month presenting at the 5th regional Georgian Cyber Security and IT Innovation Conference about the possibility of organizing free and fair elections through the use of cryptography.

AUA’s research team was led by Dr. Gurgen Khachatryan and included Research Associate Aram Jivanyan, and three graduate students–Arsen Babakhanyan, Gevorg Soghomonyan, and Ani Hayrapetyan.

The conference, organized by the ICT Business Council and Ministry of Justice of Georgia, brought together more than 400 participants from over 30 countries, allowing researchers, government officials and business executives to share their work on e-Governance, information and cyber security, regional telecommunications and other related topics.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

The AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001.