Two alumni attendees of the Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) 2015 Quantum Innovators (QI) workshop joined IQC as faculty members on November 2. The workshop, held each year, brings the most promising researchers exploring the frontiers of quantum physics and engineering to IQC. Experimentalists K. Rajibul Islam and Crystal Senko have been jointly appointed as Assistant Professors with IQC and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo.
Zhe Liu, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, received the 2016 FNR Outstanding PhD Thesis award for his research on the security of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The FNR Awards recognize outstanding researchers and science communicators for excellence in research and science communication.