Background and activities


Aslak Bakke Buan is a professor in Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He is a member of the algebra group.


Main area of research

Representation theory of finite dimensional algebras. Homological algebra, including triangulated categories. Combinatorial methods in representation theory, including AR-theory and cluster combinatorics. See profile at Google Scholar.


Teaching and supervision

  • Lectured courses: Cryptography; Introduction to cryptography; Discrete Mathematics; Linear Algebra; Mathematics for students in computer science; Ring theory; Rings and modules; Algebra and Number Theory; Coding theory
  • Supervised 16 master students and 8 PhD-students.
  • Educational projects: Involved in KTDiM (Kvalitet, Tilgjengelighet og Differensiering i grunnutdanningen i Matematikk) og StudForsk  
  • Served as Vice Chair of Department of Mathematical Sciences with responsibility for teaching, 2013-2017


Recent Leadership experience




Academic degrees

  • Dr.Scient (PhD) from NTNU, January 2000. Thesis: Relative homology, derived categories and cotilting theory. Supervisor: Øyvind Solberg.
  • Cand.Scient (master degree) from Universitetet i Trondheim, AVH, May 1995. Thesis: Cartan-determinant-formodningen. Supervisor: Øyvind Solberg.

Work experience

  • 2009- Professor at NTNU
  • 2005-2009 Associate professor at NTNU
  • 2003-2005 Postdoctoral fellow (Norwegain research council), NTNU, UiO and University of Leicester
  • 2001-2002 Assistant professor at NTNU (temporary position)
  • 2000-2001 Advisor at Bankenes Betalingssentral (Nets)
  • 1996-1999 PhD fellow at Unversitetet i Trondheim, AVH



Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Buan, Aslak Bakke; Reiten, Idun; Solberg, Øyvind. (2013) Algebras, Quivers and Representations. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.. 2013. ISBN 978-3-642-39484-3. Abel Symposia (8).


  • Gjerde, Marius; Mjølsnes, Stig Frode; Buan, Aslak Bakke. (2003) Decentralized Credentials. NORDSEC 2003 . [Mangler data]; Gjøvik. 2003-10-17.
  • Gjerde, Marius; Mjølsnes, Stig Frode; Buan, Aslak Bakke. (2003) Digital Signatures by Decentralized Credentials. NIK'2003 . [Mangler data]; Oslo. 2003-11-26.