Edward (Ted) Eaton is the recipient of a 2017 University of Waterloo Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies (Master's) designation.
Ted completed his M.Math. thesis Signature Schemes in the Quantum Random Oracle Model under the supervision of Professor Alfred Menezes. During his Master's studies, Ted also worked with Professor Fang Song (Portland State University) and Dr. Gus Gustoski (ISARA Corp.)
Ted's thesis analyzes the security of three constructions for quantum-safe signature schemes: the Leighton-Micali hash-based signature scheme, a lattice-based signature scheme, and the Teranishi-Oyama-Ogata generic transformation of a signature scheme that is existentially unforgeable to one that is strongly unforgeable. His research results were presented at The 24th Annual Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC 2017), The Eighth International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto 2017), and The 10th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2015).
Ted is presently employed in the research group at ISARA Corp., a Waterloo-based security solutions company that offers companies and government agencies quantum readiness planning and quantum computer-resistant products to make vulnerable hardware and software compliant with quantum safe standards.