• Arne Winterhof was selected as a member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Mathematics of Communications
  • Zibi Xiao got a Scholarship of the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) for a one year stay at RICAM starting in September.
  • Arne Winterhof was selected as a member of the Editorial Board for the Turkish Journal of Mathematics
  • Alexander Bors started the return phase spent at RICAM (Applied Discrete Mathematics) of his FWF Schrödinger grant "Affine Mappings on Finite Groups". He spent the first two years at the University of Western Australia.


  • Special semester on Multivariate Algorithms and their Foundations in Number Theory including a Workshop on Pseudo-Randomness and Finite Fields
  • Nurdagül Anbar-Meidl accepted an offer for an Assistant Professorship at Sabanci University Istanbul
  • Postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) of László Mérai, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
  • Start of FWF project ‘Bent Functions and Generalizations and APN Functions’ led by Wilfried Meidl.
  • Laszlo Merai has been granted the FWF stand-alone project ‘Pseudorandomness and Cryptography: Number Theoretic Methods’.
  • Wilfried Meidl won the best paper award of WAIFI 2018 for his paper with Thor Martinsen, Alexander Pott and Pantelimon Stanica entitled “On symmetry and differential properties of generalized Boolean functions”.


  • Start of FWF project Additive Combinatorics over Finite Fields and Applications led by Arne Winterhof (co-PI: Oliver Roche-Newton)
  • Zhimin Sun started a Scholarship of the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)


  • Wilfried Meidl substituted a professorship at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • Arne Winterhof declined an offer for a W3 Professorship at the University of Rostock


  • Book on Applied Number Theory by Harald Niederreiter and Arne Winterhof
  • Oliver Roche-Newton accepted an Associate Professorship at Wuhan University
  • Start of FWF project Functions with Special Walsh Transforms led by Wilfried Meidl