IQC student recognized with W.B. Pearson Medal for creative research

Friday, June 17, 2022

Jie Lin, PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), earned the W.B. Pearson Medal for his PhD thesis Security Analysis of Quantum Key Distribution: Methods and Applications.

 Methods and Applications"Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is secured by the laws of quantum mechanics, offering secure communication between two parties where information cannot be copied or manipulated without being noticed. Lin’s thesis reviews security proof methods and discusses numerical methods to calculate asymptotic and finite key rates, which are highly versatile and applicable to general device-dependent QKD protocols.

This medal was created to honour Professor W.B. Pearson for his contribution to the University of Waterloo and to Canada as a research scientist and teacher, and is awarded in recognition of creative research as presented in the student's thesis. Lin, who completed his master’s and PhD under the supervision of IQC executive director and faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus, receives the medal at the Faculty of Science convocation ceremony on Friday, June 17.

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