About us

Our team includes world-leading scientists, Dr. Michele Mosca, Dr. Norbert Lütkenhaus & Dr. David Jao who understand the solutions for the cybersecurity threats you face.

Dr. Michele Mosca

Co-Founder, President and CEO

Dr. Mosca is one of the world's leading scientists in quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and conventional cryptography in an era with quantum technologies. He was a founder of Canada's Institute for Quantum Computing, was a founding Faculty Member of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and co-authored the respected textbook An Introduction to Quantum Computing.

Among Dr. Mosca's accomplishments:

  • Seminal contributions to the development of quantum computer algorithms
  • Pioneered implementations of quantum algorithms using nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Developed methods for encrypting quantum information using classical keys
  • Knighthood, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013)
  • Named among Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (2010)
  • Held Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information
  • Member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, University of Waterloo
  • Created annual Quantum Cryptography Summer School for Young Scientists (QCSYS)
  • Co-founded the CryptoWorks21 NSERC-funded training program in quantum-safe cryptography
  • Co-founded the not-for-profit Quantum-Safe Canada to drive the efforts necessary to create a safer and more prosperous Canada as we enter the quantum era.

Dr. Norbert Lütkenhaus

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Lütkenhaus is a renowned leader in fields spanning quantum communication, quantum cryptography, and the quantum-safe cybersecurity. He is a leader in academia and in the high-tech industry, studying and working in Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Finland, the United States, and Canada.

Among Dr. Lütkenhaus' accomplishments:

  • Pioneered design and security analysis of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) protocols
  • Seminal contributions in quantum information processing with linear optics, and quantum repeaters
  • Pioneered Optical Quantum Communication and Information Complexity based protocols
  • Initiated commercial realization of quantum key distribution at MagiQ Technologies in New York
  • Led the Theory Project of the European demonstrator network of quantum key distribution, Secure Communication based on Quantum Cryptography (SECOQC)
  • Vice-Chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), coordinating the certification effort for QKD devices
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2017)
  • Established and leads the QKD Summer School series at the Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Established and led Emmy Noether Research Group at University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
  • Leads Optical Quantum Communications Theory Group at University of Waterloo
  • Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
  • Member of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute and of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, University of Waterloo
  • Affiliate Member of the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo
  • Earned Outstanding Performance Awards (2009, 2018), University of Waterloo

Dr. David Jao

Chief Cryptographer

David Jao is a distinguished cryptographer who completed his PhD at Harvard and worked in the Cryptography and Anti-Piracy Group at Microsoft Research before joining the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

He is Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and leads a large research group in “post-quantum” or quantum-safe cryptography at the University of Waterloo, including the design, cryptanalysis and implementation of a range of post-quantum schemes.

Prof. Jao is also credited with the invention of the supersingular elliptic curve isogenies based scheme for post-quantum public key cryptography.