On May 16, 2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 2010 academic year, Associate Professor of the Department of General Mathematics and Natural Sciences, PhD Karen Hovsepyan.
– Please tell us your birth date and place.
– I was born on January 4, 1989, in Sevkar village of Tavush region.
– Tell us about your family.
– I live in a traditional Armenian family with my parents, my brother, wife and daughter, who was born a month ago. My wife and brother are YSUIB graduates.
– What was your childhood dream?
– I remember writing an essay on “What do I want to become when I grow up?” I mentioned the pilot’s profession.
– What education did you receive?
– 2006-2010 I studied at YSUIB Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bachelor of “Mathematics, Physics and Informatics”. 2010-2012 I continued my studies at YSU Master’s Degree, Master of Mathematics. 2012-2015 I studied at the Department of Higher Mathematics of Kazan State Power Engineering University as a PhD student. In 2019 I received the title of associate professor by the RA Higher Qualification Commission.
– What role did YSUIB Education have in your life?
– YSUIB has a unique place in my life. Here I strengthened my love for learning, and consequently, I continued to study in other universities.
– What work experience do you have?
My work experience started in 2013, when I studied at Kazan State Power Engineering University, I began teaching “Probability Theory” and “Mathematical Analysis” subjects. As a work experience, I can also mention my participation in many scientific seminars and conferences in Russia, in Armenia.
I started working at Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University in June 2015. Since September 1, 2009 as an Assistant at the Department of General Mathematics and Natural Sciences, I am currently an Associate Professor of the same Department.
– What is your favorite book?
“I have lots of favorite books, but at this point I would mention Aleksey Tolstoy’s “The lame Prince”.
– What is the last book you read?
– Jack London -, White Fung ‘:
– What music do you prefer and what is your favorite song?
– I like music of different styles from our Armenian folk to contemporary.
– What is your favorite movie?
– From the movies that impressed me a lot, I remember the “Peaceful Warrior” movie.
– Do you have a favorite sport?
– I am interested in sports and always follow football, ice hockey and tennis championships.
– What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?
– Armenia is my homeland and there are many favorite places in Armenia. To love some place, I think it’s necessary to live there. The favorite place abroad is the city of Kazan, a favorite and beloved place.
– What qualities do you value in people?
–I appreciate sincerity, ambition, politeness and sense of humor.
– Do you have a favourite quote or slogan you are guiding?
“Do what you have to do, and what’s meant to be, it will be.
– What will you never do?
– Never Say Never
“What are you afraid of?”
– All people, undoubtedly, have fears. I’m trying not to think about them.
“Why are you sorry?”
– I think that there is no need to regret for anything, because even if you make a mistake, you get an experience that will help you make the right decision next time.
– What helps you make a decision in difficult situations?
– Viewing any situation from different perspectives.
– What do you think is the biggest accomplishment of your life?
-Surely I have accomplishments in my life, my family, my work, my friends. It is also an accomplishment for me to appreciate life.
– What is your formula for success?
– As a mathematician, I will try to give my formula for success. Hard work, willpower, unconditionally believe in your goal, and in no circumstance doubt the success of any moment = success.
– What is the most invaluable advice you have received?
“Treat others how you want to be treated”.
– What is the main message that you would give to young people (in particular, YSUIB students)?
– I advise YSUIB students, to be initiator, more inclined to spend most of their time learning.
University education is a necessary but not sufficient prerequisite for becoming a specialist, and sufficient prerequisite is to replenish the knowledge gained at the university through self-development.
Being a former student of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, i worked with lecturers out of lesson during my studies. Comparing with other universities, I have come to realize that not all universities can give this opportunity. Therefore, I advise our students not only satisfy with the knowledge they receive during the lesson and,but also, approach their lecturers outside the lesson and get answers to the questions they need.
– Thank you for an interesting interview.
Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Media responsible Hasmik Vanyan