Michele Mosca


Michele Mosca


Co-chair of Quantum Industry Canada, Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo


Michele Mosca is  Co-chair of Quantum Industry Canada, and Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing 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 was the founding Director of CryptoWorks21, a training program in quantum-safe cryptography. He co-founded the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography and the  evolutionQ Inc. and  softwareQ Inc. .

He obtained his doctorate in Mathematics in 1999 from Oxford  and an MSc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science in 1996 from Oxford. His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies. He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. Dr. Mosca’s awards and honours include Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications, 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, SJU Fr. Norm Choate Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Knighthood (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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