Michele Mosca

CEO and President
evolutionQ Inc.

Michele Mosca is a founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University Research Chair, Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products that enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. He was a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography.

He worked on cryptography during his BMath (Waterloo) and MSc (Oxford) and obtained his Doctorate (Oxford) on Quantum Computer Algorithms.

His current research interests include quantum algorithms and complexity, tools for optimizing the implementation of quantum circuits, and the development of cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies.

His work has been recognized with several awards and honours including a Knighthood (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, SJU Fr. Norm Choate Lifetime Achievement Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 (2010).