ID Quantique’s Advisory Board was created in 2017 to help improve IDQ’s research, development and strategy around quantum-safe security. The Advisory Board members help IDQ to understand how to better bridge the gap in understanding between conventional and quantum cryptographers and between technology and market, as well as how to provide the best possible security in IDQ’s encryption and key management solutions based on both quantum and mathematical properties.

IDQ strongly believes that quantum-safe security is important and that QKD and QRNG have a role to play in ensuring this.

The Advisory Board includes the following experts:

Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchmann
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Technical University of Darmstadt
He is also Vice-Director of the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt and Chairman of CAST – Competence Center for Applied Security Technology, Darmstadt. Prof. Buchmann is a cryptographic expert, notably in post quantum algorithms and number theory. He develops cryptographic algorithms, such as encryption and electronic signatures. Prof. Buchmann is particularly interested in questions of data protection and privacy in the internet.
Prof. Artur Ekert
Professorial Fellow in Quantum Physics and Cryptography at Merton College Oxford and Mathematical Institute Oxford. Director of the Center for Quantum technologies in Singapore
Prof. Ekert is inventor of the groundbreaking E91 protocol in Quantum Key distribution based on entangled photons. His research extends over most aspects of information processing in quantum-mechanical systems, and notably in a cross-disciplinary field bringing together theoretical and experimental quantum physics, computer science and information theory. Prof. Ekert is passionate about photons, scuba diving and flying across parts of Africa to observe the vineyards.
Prof. Nicolas Gisin
Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and co-founder of IDQ
His interests cover a wide range of topics, from the foundations of quantum physics and philosophy, to applications in classical and quantum communications. His leadership in quantum communications is recognized worldwide. In particular, he received two consecutive European ERC Advanced Grants, the first John Steward Bell prize and, in 2014, the Swiss Science prize delivered by the Marcel Benoist Foundation. His interests are physics and field-hockey.
Prof. Sir Peter Knight
Senior Research Investigator in Physics at Imperial College London; Senior Fellow in Residence at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Chicheley Hall
Sir Peter is a member of the UK Quantum Technology Initiative Strategy Advisory Board and he chairs the new Quantum Metrology Institute at the National Physical Laboratory. His research centers on quantum optics, strong field physics, and especially on quantum information science. He is passionate about bringing quantum communications into the mainstream.
Prof. Michele Mosca
Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo
Prof. Mosca’s current research is on quantum computation, cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies, and software tools for quantum information processing systems. He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products that enable organizations to move to quantum-safe systems and practices, and is a strong advocate of global standardization of quantum-safe systems. He is also famous for the Mosca equation “If X+Y>Z then Worry!”.
Prof. Hugo Zbinden
Leader of the Quantum Technologies Group at the University of Geneva and co-founder of IDQ
Hugo Zbinden has been working in the field of Quantum Cryptography for more than 20 years. His research spans Quantum Communication, Single-Photon Detection, Quantum Metrology and Quantum Biophotonics, always looking out for practical applications. He is an advocate for sustainable development and bicycle friendly cities.

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