Mima Stanojkovski

Manneken Pis-thagoras and I

Office 2-66 Povo 0
Università di Trento, Dipartimento di Matematica
via Sommarive 14
38123 Povo di Trento (TN), Italy

name.surname (at) unitn.it

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor (RTD-b in Algebra) at the University of Trento since October 2022 and since November 2022 I am funded by the national program Rita Levi Montalcini for young researchers. My main research interests lie in the realm of group theory, in a broader sense. I like questions about the structure and geometry of algebraic objects, as well as isomorphism and classification problems: with this regard, I specialize in p-groups. I am also a member of Trento's Tensordec LAB.

I obtained my PhD from Leiden University in September 2017: my dissertation, with title "Intense automorphisms of finite groups", was supervised by Hendrik Lenstra. After my PhD, from 2017 to 2019, I have been a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Christopher Voll at Bielefeld University. In 2019, I have joined the Nonlinear Algebra group of Bernd Sturmfels at the MPI MiS Leipzig and, from 2021 to 2022, I have also held a postdoc position at RWTH Aachen University, in the group of Gabriele Nebe (funded by the SFB-TRR 195 Symbolic Tools in Mathematics and their Application).


Since January 2023, I am one of the organizers of Trento's Math Bites Seminar and a member of the national group GNSAGA (Gruppo Nazionale per le Strutture Algebriche, Geometriche e le loro Applicazioni).

In September 2022, I was recruited as part of the national program Rita Levi Montalcini for young researchers. A list of all the winners can be found here.

In February 2022, I was awarded one of 11 postdoctoral scholarships from the Daimler and Benz Foundation. A list of all the winners can be found here.

For the first time in his life, on September 24th, 2021, Manneken Pis was dressed as a mathematician! Read more
You can see Manneken Pis-thagoras and myself posing together on the top right corner of this page ↗

Upcoming trips:


  1. "On homomorphic encryption using abelian groups: classical security analysis", joint with E. Agathocleous, V. Anupindi, A. Bachmayr, C. Martindale, R. Y. Njah (arXiv).

  2. "Smooth cuboids in group theory", joint with J. Maglione (arXiv).

  3. "Abelian invariants and a reduction theorem for the modular isomorphism problem", joint with L. Margolis, T. Sakurai (arXiv).

  4. "Valued rank-metric codes", joint with Y. El Maazouz, M. A. Hahn, A. Neri (arXiv).

Accepted for publication:
  1. "Subspaces fixed by a nilpotent matrix", joint with M. A. Hahn, G. Nebe, B. Sturmfels, to appear in Orbita Math. (arXiv).

  1. "Submodule codes as spherical codes in buildings", Des. Codes Cryptogr. (2023), DOI (arXiv).

  2. "Orbits classifying extensions of prime power order groups", joint with O. Garaialde Ocaña, Int. J. Group Theory (2023), DOI (arXiv).

  3. "On group invariants determined by modular group algebras: even versus odd characteristic", joint with D. García-Lucas, Á. del Río, Algebr. Represent. Theory (2022), DOI (arXiv).

  4. "Bolytrope Orders", joint with Y. El Maazouz, G. Nebe, Int. J. Number Theory (2022), DOI (arXiv).

  5. "Orders and Polytropes: Matrix Algebras from Valuations", joint with Y. El Maazouz, M. A. Hahn, G. Nebe, B. Sturmfels, Beitr. Algebra Geom. 63, 515-531 (2022), DOI (published version, arXiv).

  6. "Cryptographic multilinear maps using pro-p groups", joint with D. Kahrobaei, Adv. Math. Commun. (2021), DOI. (arXiv).

  7. "On the Modular Isomorphism Problem for groups of class 3 and obelisks", joint with L. Margolis, J. Group Theory, vol. 25, no. 1, 163-206 (2022), DOI (arXiv).

  8. "Toric varieties from cyclic matrix semigroups", joint with F. Galuppi, Rend. Istit. Mat. Univ. Trieste Vol. 53 (2021), Art. No. 17, pp. 1-17 (electronic) URI (arXiv).

  9. "Intense automorphisms of finite groups", Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. 273 (2021), no. 1341, DOI (arXiv).

  10. "Hessian matrices, automorphisms of p-groups, and torsion points of elliptic curves", joint with C. Voll, Math. Ann. 381, 593-629 (2021), DOI. (published version, arXiv)
    In this video, I explain some of the ideas from this article to a general mathematical audience: video, belonging to the Research Spotlight collection of the MPI MiS Leipzig.

  11. "Evolving groups", Arch. Math. 111, 3-12 (2018), DOI. (published version, arXiv)



As lecturer: As tutor / TA:


A collection of talks and poster sessions

Conferences, workshops, and seminars


Here is a little problem that was given to me by Andrea Lucchini and that I solved together with my colleague and friend Carlo Pagano. (pdf)