CryptoWorks21 hosted two workshops at the Institute for Quantum Computing in July to provide professional knowledge and technical skills.
The first two-day workshop, CryptoWorks21 Professional Development Session on Project Management, was led by the Mitacs Step program. Cryptography researchers from University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, Université de Montréal, and Perimeter Institute took a hands-on approach to project management. France Cloutier, an organization development specialist, focused specifically on project management skills relevant to researchers and academics. Working in small groups, the researchers built teams, learned about developing working cultures and planned projects.
The CryptoWorks21 Standards and Certification Course was presented to teach young researchers about technology standards and certification processes. It was developed by CryptoWorks21 Professional Skills Working Group members Matthew Campagna and Alfred Menezes together with course lecturers Dr. Daniel Brown (Certicom Group), Dr. Lily Chen (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and Prof. Norbert Lütkenhaus (IQC). The two-day course helped students understand how to bridge the gap between scientific research and industrial applications.