Description: In 2022, IBM showcased their new 433 qubit processor named Osprey. It was only a year ago, IBM revealed their 127-qubit quantum processor named Eagle. Amazon Braket also offers their AWS customers access to four different quantum hardware providers for their quantum computing needs. With rapid technological development of quantum computing hardware, access to quantum computing platforms is getting easier and wider. When quantum computing is becoming the mainstream supercomputers, not only it could solve some of the hard problems that we could not have solved with classical computers right now, but it is also putting some of our current cryptographic algorithms at risk. So what is quantum computing? Why is it so powerful? What would cybersecurity be like when quantum computers are widely being used? These are some of the topics we will discuss during this cyber talk.
Speaker Bio: Jennifer Cheung is a mathematician who became a Cybersecurity Engineer and has been working in the field since August 2014. She has a masters degree in Applied Mathematics and was awarded a Fulbright grant to study Quantum Cryptography in Denmark during the academic year of 2011-2012. She currently works as a research scientist at the NIWC Pacific on emerging technologies. She founded the WiCyS (Women In Cybersecurity) San Diego Affiliate in August 2020 and was the Affiliate President for three years. She has been outspoken on building a more diverse and inclusive cybersecurity workforce of the future, encouraging and helping women to break into the field.
Location: Loma Hall (room BEC-318) https://maps.app.goo.gl/KXM7syzNE5W4C5Ns9