Full Name:  Vasil'ev, Andrey

Date of Birth:  August 11, 1970

Place of Birth:  Krasnoyarsk, Russia


Sobolev Institute of Mathematics,

4 Acad. Koptyug avenue,

Novosibirsk  630090, Russia

Telephone:  +7-383-3297646

Fax:  +7-383-3332598

Email:  vasand@math.nsc.ru

Home Page: http://math.nsc.ru/~vasand/


Education and degrees: 

Undergraduate: Novosibirsk State University (1987-1991), B.S. in Mathematic (1991)

Graduate: Novosibirsk State University (1991-1993), M.S. in Mathematics (with Medal of Russian Ministry of Education, 1993)

Postgraduate: Novosibirsk State University (1993-1996), Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics (1996)

Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics (Habilitation), Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, 2006


Positions held:


1993-1998: Research Fellow at Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

1998-2006:  Senior Research Fellow at Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

2006-2010: Leading Research Fellow at Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

2010-present: Chief Research Fellow at Sobolev Institute of Mathematics


1993-1998: Assistant Professor at Novosibirsk State University

1998-2007: Associate Professor at Novosibirsk State University

2007-2012: Professor at Novosibirsk State University

2011-2015: Deputy Dean of Department of Mathematics and Mechanics at Novosibirsk State University

2012-present: Chair of Algebra and Mathematical Logic at  Novosibirsk State University.

Ph.D. Students:

Maria Grechkoseeva (Ph.D., 2007, Dr.Sc., 2014), Alexander Buturlakin (Ph.D., 2008), Alexey Staroletov (Ph.D., 2012), Ilya Gorshkov (Ph.D., 2013), Yurii Lytkin and Grigory Ryabov (current).

Conference Talks (last eight years):

May, 2010: International Conference on algebra, mathematical logic and applications “Mal’tsev Meeting”, Novosibirsk, Russia (plenary talk)

June, 2010: International Algebraic conference dedicated to 70th birthday of A.V. Yakovlev, St. Petersburg, Russia

July, 2010: VIII International Conference “Group Theory and Applications”, Nalchik, Russia (plenary talk)

August, 2010: International Workshop “Algorithmic Problems in Group Theory and Related Areas”, Novosibirsk, Russia (invited lecturer: 8 lectures)

September, 2010: International conference “Groups and Their Actions”, Bedlewo, Poland

June, 2011: International Workshop “Finite Groups and Their Automorphisms”, Istanbul, Turkey

August, 2011: International Conference “Algebra and Geometry” in memory of A.I. Starostin, Ekaterinburg, Russia (plenary talk)

January, 2012: Conference “Computations in coherent configuration and related structures”, Netanya, Israel

February, 2012: International School-conference for young scientist “Modern Problem of Mathematics”, Ekaterinburg, Russia (invited lecturer: 3 lectures)

October, 2012: Algebraic seminar of University de Haute Alsace, France (invited lecturer)

June, 2013: International Conference
“Algebra and Combinatorics”, Ekaterinburg, Russia (plenary talk)

July, 2013: International Conference on Group Theory in honor of Victor Mazurov,
Novosibirsk, Russia (plenary talk)

August, 2013: Groups St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, UK

June, 2014: International conference ''Modern Trends in Algebraic Graph Theory'', Villanova, USA

June, 2014: International conference on groups and algebras in honor of Prof. Tuan, Beijing, China (plenary talk)

May, 2015: International Conference on algebra, mathematical logic and applications “Mal’tsev Meeting”, Novosibirsk, Russia (plenary talk joint with Alexander Buturlakin)

May, 2015: International workshop on quantitative properties of groups and related topics, Chongqing, China (plenary talk)

June, 2015: 8th Slovenian Conference on Graph Theory, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

August, 2016: International Conference and PhD-Master Summer School on Graphs and Groups, Spectra and Symmetries, Novosibirsk, Russia (plenary talk)

September, 2016: International Conference "Groups, Rings, and their Automorphisms" in honour of Evgeny Khukhro, Lincoln, UK (plenary talk)

July, 2017: Workshop on Group Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics, Novosibirsk, Russia (plenary talk)

July, 2017: The International Conference and PhD-Master Summer School “Groups and Graphs, Metrics and Manifolds”, Ekaterinburg, Russia (plenary talk)

August, 2017: The 3rd International Congress in Algebra and Combinatorics, Hong Kong, China (plenary talk)

October, 2017: Conference “Group Theory and Applications”, Perm, Russia (plenary talk).

Research interest:

Finite Groups, Groups of Lie type and Their Representations, Simple Groups, Permutation Groups, Coherent Configurations, Schur Rings, Graph Isomorphism Problem.


Summary of main results:

The description of minimal permutation representations of finite orthogonal groups (with V.D. Mazurov, 1994)

The description of minimal permutation representations of finite exceptional groups of Lie type (1996-1998)

The theorem on the structure of a finite group in connection with the property of its prime graph (2005)

An adjacency criterion for the prime graph of a finite simple group (with E. Vdovin, 2005)

The recognition of simple linear groups over an arbitrary finite field of characteristic 2 by their element orders (with M. Grechkoseeva, 2008)

The affirmative solution of Shi’s problem (1987): If a finite simple group and an arbitrary finite group have the same orders and sets of element orders, then they are isomorphic (with V.D. Mazurov and M. Grechkoseeva, 2009)

The description of cocliques of maximal size in prime graphs of all finite simple groups (with E. Vdovin, 2011)

Every finite Schur group is metabelian and the number of prime divisors of its order is at most 7 (with I. Ponomarenko, 2013)

If L is a finite simple classical group of sufficiently large dimension, then a finite group G with the same set of element orders contains exactly one nonabelian composition factor S and S is a classical group defined over the field of the same characteristic as the base field of L (2014)

If L is a finite simple group of Lie type of sufficiently large Lie rank and G is a finite group with the same set of element orders, then G is squeezed between L and its automorphism group (with M. Grechkoseeva and A. Staroletov, 2015)

The isomorphism problem for central Cayley graphs over finite almost simple groups can be solved in polynomial time (with I. Ponomarenko, 2017).

Additional Information:

Prizes and honors:

Medal of Russian Ministry of Education on Best Master Degree Thesis, 1993

Prize of  Siberian Fund for Algebra and Logic, 1996

 “J. Soros Teacher” Prizes, 1999, 2000, 2001

Medal of Lavrent’ev Competition of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science for Young Scientists, 2002

President of Russian Federation’s Grant Award, 2007-2008

Honorary Silver Badge, Seminar of “Algebra & Logic”, Novosibirsk, 2011

Professor of Russian Academy of Science, 2016.

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