Dr. Michele Mosca

MoscaDr. Michele Mosca

Professor, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Cofounder, evolutionQ

Dr. Michele Mosca is a founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics, and a founding member of Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is co-founder and Director of CryptoWorks21, a training program in quantum-safe cryptography. He also initiated the Quantum Cryptography Summer School for Young Scientists (QCSYS) at IQC.

He was a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography which brings together a broad range of stakeholders working toward globally standardized quantum-safe cryptography. He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products that enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones.

He obtained his doctorate in Mathematics in 1999 from the University of Oxford on the topic of Quantum Computer Algorithms.

His research interests include quantum computation, cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies, and software tools for quantum information processing systems.

Dr. Mosca’s work is published widely in top journals, and he co-authored the respected textbook “An Introduction to Quantum Computing” (OUP). Dr. Mosca has won numerous academic awards and honours, including 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000-2005), Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) since 2010, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-2012), University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo (2012-present), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013) and Fr. Norm Choate C.R., Lifetime Achievement Award (2017).


Communication and Security in the Quantum Era | Tuesday, November 14 at 1:30 PM

(Please note that all Summit sessions will be presented in English)

We are entering a new era where emerging technologies are harnessing the power of quantum mechanics to perform tasks previously thought to be infeasible or impossible. Extraordinary new opportunities in communication, sensing and computation are just around the corner, but quantum computers will also shatter the foundations of current cybersecurity methodologies. It will take many years to prepare current systems to be resilient to quantum attacks.  Professor Mosca will discuss both the opportunities and challenges that lie just around the corner in our quantum universe.