Dont Look Now: Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity




I will describe some broad research themes at the intersection of quantum computing and cybersecurity, including (1) post-quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution; (2) ongoing efforts to build quantum computers and quantum networks; and (3) the potential impact of quantum technologies on cybersecurity. I will give a few examples of inherently quantum phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, and their consequences for information security.


Yi-Kai Liu is a theoretical computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working on quantum computation, cryptography, and characterization of quantum hardware devices. He is currently serving as co-director of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA in mathematics from Princeton University.


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