Zhe Liu is a winner of the 2016 Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). Zhe's thesis, entitled Lightweight Public-Key Cryptography for Wireless Sensor Nodes, was completed under the supervision of Professor Jean-Sebastien Coron at the University of Luxembourg.
On September 5, Jon Yard joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization as an Associate Professor.
Jon completed his Ph.D. in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University in 2005. He then held postdoctoral fellowships at McGill, Caltech, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Microsoft Research. At Los Alamos, he held the position of Richard R. Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow from 2009 to 2012.