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Hoi-Kwong Lo named IEEE Fellow

Hoi-Kwong Lo

Hoi-Kwong Lo of CQIQC from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has been named an IEEE Fellow for 2024.

According to an article at ECE by Matthew Tierney, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest technical professional organization. Becoming a fellow represents the highest grade of membership, given to those whose accomplishments in engineering, science and technology have shown significant value to society.

Lo, who was named “for contributions to the theory and practice of quantum cryptography,” told ECE that the quantum research field has grown exponentially since he switched his field to quantum computing in 1994.

Among Lo’s notable achievements is his proof that one of the best-known applications of quantum cryptography, called quantum key distribution (QKD), has virtually unbreakable encryption, or is “information-theoretically secure.”

He is also the co-founder of Quantum Bridge, a start-up that designs and builds quantum-safe security solutions.

To learn more, visit the full article at ECE news.