Laura M. Johnson




Research Groups:
Algebra and Combinatorics and CIRCA

School of Mathematics and Statistics (Room 224)
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SS


Brief history:
    I am a PhD student in the Algebra and Combinatorics Group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, supervised by Dr. Sophie Huczynska ( here is Sophie's website ). Prior to becoming a PhD student at the University of St. Andrews, I completed an Integrated Masters in Mathematics at the University of South Wales between 2015-2019. In the interim I worked as a transport consultant.
Research Interests:

    I am interested in combinatorial objects that have applications in information security. Currently, the majority of my research centres around finding new constructions of difference families, which are collection of combinatorial structures with applications in both cryptography and coding theory. Further to this, I am also working to develop new cyclotomic techniques in finite fields and I am also interested in combinatorial designs and finite geometry.