Michele Mosca

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Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

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Email: mmosca@perimeterinstitute.ca
Phone: (519) 569-7600 x8601

Dr. Michele Mosca obtained his DPhil in 1999 from the University of Oxford. He is co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics, and a founding member of Waterloo's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Dr. Mosca has made major contributions to the theory and practice ofquantum information processing. He has done pioneering work in quantum algorithms, including the development and application of the phase estimation approach to quantum algorithms. Together with collaborators at Oxford, he realized several of the first implementations of quantum algorithms using nuclear magnetic resonance. In the area of quantum cryptography, he and his collaborators developed fundamental methods for performing reliable computations with untrusted quantum apparatus, defined the notion of private quantum channels, and developed optimal methods for encrypting quantum information using classical keys. Dr. Mosca's work is published widely in top journals, and he co-authored the respected textbook "An Introduction to Quantum Computing" (OUP). Dr. Mosca has won numerous academic awards and honours, including Canada's Top 40 under 40 (2011), the Premier's Research Excellence Award (2000-2005), Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) since 2010, and a Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-2012).

AFFILIATIONS

Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing Founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Professor, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics and Its Applications Research Member, QuantumWorks Member, Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, Institute for Computer Research Professor (cross-appointed), David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute.

Research Interests

I work on understanding the power of quantum information and its potential applications, in particular on quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum-safe cryptography, and also on problems related to the implementation of quantum information processing.

Positions Held

  • 2019-present, Member, Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, University of Waterloo
  • 2001-present, Associate Faculty Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • 2001-2016, Deputy Director, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo.
  • 1999-2019, Member, Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, University of Waterloo (CACR merged into the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute)
  • 1999-present, Faculty Member, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo (Full Professor since July 2009).

Awards

  • Webit Security and Anti-Fraud Innovation Award (2018).
  • Knight (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018).
  • Fr. Norm Choate, C.R., Lifetime Achievement Award, St. Jerome"s University (2017).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013)
  • University Research Chair, University of Waterloo, 2012-present.
  • Canada's Top 40 under 40, 2010.
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) program in Quantum Information.
  • Recipient of the Waterloo Region 40 under 40: "Honouring those making a difference in our region".
  • Visiting Fellow at King's College, University of Cambridge, October 2005.
  • One of 15 PAGSE Symposium "Leaders of Tomorrow", Ottawa, Canada, 2004. The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering was formed in June 1995 at the invitation of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada to represent the Canadian science and engineering community to the Government of Canada.
  • Scholar of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) program in Quantum Information since 2003.
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), 2002 & 2007 ($1M)
  • Premier's Research Excellence Award, Ontario, 2000-2005. ($100k)
  • Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications, 2000-present.
  • Robin Gandy Junior Research Fellowship, Wolfson College, Oxford, 1998-1999.

Recent Publications

  • M.Mosca, J. Basso, V. Gheorghiu, "On speeding up factoring with quantum SAT solvers", to appear in Scientific Reports (2020)
  • B. Nash, V. Gheorghiu and M. Mosca, "Quantum circuit optimizations for NISQ architectures", (2020). Quantum Science and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2, IOP Science
  • O. Di Matteo, V. Gheorghiu, M. Mosca, "Fault tolerant resource estimation of quantum random-access memories", IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering, Vol. 1, pp. 1-13, January 17,2020
  • M. Amy and M. Mosca, "T-Count Optimization and Reed-Muller Codes," in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 4771-4784, Aug. 2019, doi: 10.1109/TIT.2019.2906374.
  • Sadegh Raeisi, Mária Kieferová, and Michele Mosca, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 220501 (2019)
  • M. Amy, P. Azimzadeh and M. Mosca, "On the CNOT-complexity of CNOT-PHASE circuits", Quantum Science and Technology, IOP Publishing Ltd, Vol. 4, No. 1, (2018). (2018).
  • P. Tysowski, X. Ling, N. Lütkenhaus, M. Mosca, "The Engineering of scalable multi-site communications system utilizing quantum-key distribution (QKD)", Quantum Science and Technology, IOP Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, (2018).
  • M. Amy, O. Di Matteo, V. Gheorghiu, M. Mosca, A. Parent, J. Schanck, "Estimating the cost of generic quantum pre-image attacks on SHA-2 and SHA-3", (2016), In Proceedings of Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) 2016. arXiv: 1603.09383
  • D. J. Bernstein, J-F Biasse, M. Mosca, "A low-resource quantum factoring algorithm", In Proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Post- Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto2017), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10346, pp. 330-346 (2017).
  • O. Di Matteo, M. Mosca, "Parallelizing Quantum Circuit Synthesis", Quantum Science and Technology, IOP, Vol. 1, Number 1 (2016).
  • V. Kliuchnikov, D. Maslov, and M. Mosca, "Practical approximation of single-qubit unitaries by single-qubit quantum Clifford and T circuits", IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 65, issue 1, pp. 161-172 (2016). [arXiv: 1212.6964]
  • S. Arunachalam, V. Gheorghiu, T. Jochym-O"Connor, M. Mosca, P. Srinivasan, "On the Robustness of Bucket Brigade Quantum RAM", In Proceedings of 10th Conf. on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication & Cryptography(TQC2015), Vol. 44, pp. 226-244.
  • T. Laarhoven, M. Mosca, and J. van de Pol, "Finding shortest lattice vectors faster using quantum search", (Springer) Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Vol. 7932, pp. 83-101 (2015).
  • S. Raeisi, M. Mosca, "Asymptotic Bound for Heat-Bath Algorithmic Cooling", Physical Review Letter, Vol. 114, issue 10, 100400 (2015).
  • L. Ioannou and M. Mosca, "Public €key cryptography based on bounded quantum reference frames", Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 560, pp. 33-45 (2014).[arXiv: 0903.5156]
  • D. Gosset, V. Kliuchnikov, M. Mosca, V. Russo, "An algorithm for the T-count", Quantum Information Computation (QIC) Vol.14 No.15&16, pp 1261-1276 (2014) arXiv: 1308.4134
  • Matt Amy, Dmitri Maslov, Michele Mosca, "Polynomial-Time T-Depth Optimization of Clifford+T Circuits Via Matroid Partitioning", IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Volume 33 , Issue 10 , pp.1476 - 1489 (2014).
  • V. Kliuchnikov, D. Maslov, and M. Mosca, "Fast and efficient exact synthesis of single qubit unitaries generated by Clifford and T gates", Vol 13, No. 7, pp 607-630, Quantum Information and Computation (2013).
  • M. Amy, D. Maslov, M. Mosca, M. Roetteler, "A Meet in the Middle Algorithm for Fast Synthesis of Depth-Optimal Quantum Circuits", IEEE transactions on computer-aided design of integrated circuits and systems, Vol. 32, pp. 818-830 (2013).
  • T. Laarhoven, M. Mosca, J. van de Pol, "Solving the shortest vector problem in lattices faster using quantum search", In Proceedings of the 5th international Conferences on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto 2013), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7932, pp. 83-101, Springer (2013).
  • M. Mosca, D. Stebila, B. Ustaoglu, "Quantum Key Distribution in the Classical Authenticated Key Exchange Framework", In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto 2013), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 7932, pp 136-154, Springer (2013)
  • V. Kliuchnikov, D. Maslov, and M. Mosca, "Asymptotically optimal approximation of single qubit unitaries by Clifford and T circuits using a constant number of ancillary qubits", Physical Review Letters, 110, 190502 (2013).
  • L. Ioannou and M. Mosca, "A new spin on Quantum Cryptography: Avoiding trapdoors and embracing public keys", to appear in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto 2011), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7071, pp. 255-274, Springer, 2011.
  • M. McKague and M. Mosca, "Generalized self-testing and the security of the 6-state protocol", In Proceedings of 5th Conf. on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication & Cryptography (TQC2010), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6519, pp. 113-130, 2011.
  • Michele Mosca, Douglas Stebila, "Quantum Coins", Error-Correcting Codes, Finite Geometries and Cryptography, Contemporary Mathematics, Vol. 523, pp. 35-47. American Mathematical Society, (Eds. A. A. Bruen and D. L. Wehlau), 2010. (arXiv: 0911.1295)
  • L. Ioannou and M. Mosca, "Universal quantum computation in a hidden basis", Quantum Information and Computation, Vol.10 No.7&8 July 1, 2010, pp. 541-561 (2010). arXiv: 0810.2780
  • Tzu-Chieh Wei, Michele Mosca, Ashwin Nayak, "Interacting boson problems are QMA-hard", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040501 (2010). arXiv: 0905.3413
  • Douglas Stebila, Michele Mosca, Norbert Luetkenhaus, "The Case for Quantum Key Distribution" Proceedings of QuantumComm 2009 Workshop on Quantum and Classical Information Security, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, volume 36, page 283--296. Springer, 2010. arXiv: 0902.2839
  • L. Sheridan, D. Maslov, M. Mosca, "Approximating Fractional Time Quantum Evolution", Journal of Physics A: Math. Theor. 42 (2009) 185302. arXiv: 0810.3843
  • M. McKague, M. Mosca and N. Gisin, "Simulating Quantum Systems Using Real Hilbert Spaces", Physical Review Letters, 102 (2), 020505 (2009). arXiv: 0810.2780
  • W. van Dam, F. Magniez, M. Mosca and M. Santha, "Self-testing of universal and fault-tolerant sets of quantum gates", SIAM Journal on Computing, Vol. 37, No. 2, 611-629 (2007).
  • R. Cleve, D. Gottesman, M. Mosca, R.D. Somma, D.L. Yonge-Mallo, Efficient discrete-time simulations of continuous-time quantum query algorithms, Proc. 41st Ann. Symp. on Theory of Computing, 409-416 (2009), arXiv: 0811.4428
  • L. Sheridan, D. Maslov, M. Mosca, Approximating Fractional Time Quantum Evolution, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 (2009) 185302, arXiv: 0810.3843
  • Wim van Dam, G. Mauro D'Ariano, Artur Ekert, Chiara Macchiavello, Michele Mosca, Optimal phase estimation in quantum networks, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Volume 40, pages 7971-7984 (2007), arXiv: 0706.4412
  • D. Maslov, S. M. Falconer, M. Mosca, Quantum Circuit Placement, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems 27(4):752-763, April 2008, arXiv: quant-ph/0703256
  • Lawrence M. Ioannou, Michele Mosca, Limitations of some simple adiabatic quantum algorithms, International Journal of Quantum Information, Vol. 6, No. 3 (June 2008), arXiv: quant-ph/0702241
  • Carlos A. Perez-Delgado, Michele Mosca, Paola Cappellaro, David G. Cory, Single spin measurement using cellular automata techniques, Physical Review Letters 97, 100501 (2006)., arXiv: quant-ph/0601054
  • M. Mosca, P. Mukhopadhyay, "A polynomial time and space heuristic algorithm for T-count", (2020). arXiv: 2006.12440
  • A. Jena, Genin S, M. Mosca, "Pauli Partitioning with Respect to Gate Sets", (2019). arXiv: 1907.07859
  • V. Gheorghiu and M. Mosca, "Quantum Cryptanalysis of symmetric, public-key and hash-based cryptographic schemes."(2019). arXiv: 1902.02332
  • M. Mosca and S. Verschoor, " Factoring semi- primes with (quantum) SAT-solvers", (2019) arXiv: 1902.01448
  • Decoding-based method for quantum circuit optimization M Mosca, MEJ Amy - US Patent 10,650,178, 2020
  • Method for decreasing entropy in a quantum system S Raeisi, M Mosca, M Kieferova - US Patent 10,560,096, 2020
  • Quantum Cryptanalysis (Dagstuhl Seminar 19421) M Mosca, M Naya-Plasencia, R Steinwandt - Dagstuhl Reports, 2020
  • Macklem, M. Mosca, and B. O"Higgins, "The quantum threat to cybersecurity: Danger meets opportunity", Contributed to the Globe and Mail, May 6, 2019
  • M. Mosca, B. Munson, "The Quantum Threat to Cyber Security", pp. 60-63, CIGI Press, (2019).
  • Mosca, M. Roetteler, P. Selinger (editors), "Quantum Programming Languages", Dagstuhl Reports, Vol. 8, Issue 9, March 25, 2019.
  • M. Mosca, "Cybersecurity in an era with quantum computers: will we be ready?", IEEE Security & Privacy, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 38-41, September 2018.
  • V. Gheorghiu, S. Gorbunov, M.Mosca, W. Munson, "Quantum-proofing the Blockchain", Blockchain Research Institute, Nov 23, 2017.
  • J. Buchmann, K. Lauter, M. Mosca, "Postquantum cryptography-state of the art", IEEE Security & Privacy, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 12-13 (2017)
  • J. Mulholland, M. Mosca, J. Braun, "The day the cryptography dies", IEEE Security & Privacy, Vol. 15, issue 4, pp. 14-21 (2017).
  • M. Mosca, M. Roetteler, N. Sendrier and R. Steinwandt(editors), "Quantum Cryptanalysis", Dagstuhl Reports, Vol. 5, Issue 9 (2016).
  • M.Mosca, G. Lenhart, M. Pecen (editors), e-proceedings of "2nd Quantum-Safe-Crypto Workshop", Ottawa, Oct. 6-7, 2014.
  • M. Mosca (editor), "Post-Quantum Cryptography-6th International Workshop, PQCrypto 2014", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Vol. 8772 (2014).
  • S.Fehr, M. Mosca, M. Rötteler and R. Steinwandt, "Quantum Cryptanalysis", Dagstuhl Reports, Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2014).
  • M.Mosca, G. Lenhart, M. Pecen (editors), e-proceedings of "1st Quantum-Safe-Crypto Workshop", Sophia Antipolis, Sep 26-27, 2013.
  • Jamie Smith, Michele Mosca, "Algorithms for Quantum Computers" in Handbook of Natural Computing, Springer arXiv: 1001.0767
  • S.Fehr, M. Mosca, M. Rötteler and R. Steinwandt, "Quantum Cryptanalysis", Dagstuhl Reports, Vol. 1, Issue 9 (2011).
  • A. Childs, M. Mosca (editors), "Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography (TQC 2009)", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Volume 5906, 2009.
  • M. Mosca, "Quantum Algorithms", Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science (ed.: Robert Meyers) 2009. arXiv: 0808.0369
  • M. Mosca, "Abelian Hidden Subgroup Problem", Encyclopedia of Algorithms, (ed.: Ming-Yang Kao), Springer, pp. 1-4, (2008).
  • P. Kaye, R. Laflamme, M. Mosca, "An Introduction to Quantum Computation", Oxford University Press, (ISBN: 0198570007), 2007.
  • M. Mosca, "Quantum Algorithms and Complexity", Proceedings of NATO ASI Quantum Computation and Information 2005, Chania, Crete, Greece, IOS Press, pp. 121-136, (2006).
  • M. Mosca, "The Promise of Quantum Computing", Essays by Leading Canadian Researchers (eds: J. Downey and L. Claxton), Key-Porter Books (2002).

Seminars

  • Security in the Quantum Era. CROSSING Conference 2019, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Public lecture, "Building a more secure quantum future". International Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCrypt2019), Montreal, Canada
  • Quantum Algorithms, Cryptography and Cyber Security. Online bootcamp hosted by Creative Destructive Lab (CDL) Quantum Program at Rotman School of Management, Canada
  • Cybersecurity Policy Strategy. Conference of Defence Association Institute-Metro Expert Series, Webinar on Quantum Supremacy and its many states of National Insecurity
  • Prospering in the Quantum Era. National Research Council (NRC) Quantum Computing virtual workshop
  • Quantum-safe Data and Communications security. Le Lab Quantique webinar on Quantum Orchestration, Quantum-Safe Cybersecurity and Building the Ecosystem, France
  • Moderator, "Rebooting Security and Data Privacy Considerations". UW Post COVID-19 Reboot Webinar hosted by Gateway for Enterprises to Discover Innovation at Waterloo (GEDI), Waterloo, Canada
  • "Quantum Computing and Security". The Italian Conference on Cybersecurity (ITASEC2020), Ancona, Italy
  • "Toward A More Secure Quantum Future". Blockchain Technology Symposium (BTS2020), Toronto, Canada (2020)
  • Toward a Quantum-Safe Future. CASA Distinguished Lecture Series at University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • Quantum Computing Update. Accredited Standards Committee X9 Webinar, United States
  • Quantum Computing and IT Security. Post Quantum Cryptography Workshop at Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT), Darmstadt, Germany
  • "The Context of Quantum Security". IDQ Winter School on Quantum Cybersecurity, Geneva, Switzerland (2020)
  • Invited Panelist, "Cyber Talent, Skills and Quantum Readiness". CIO Strategy Council Member"s Meeting, Toronto, Canada
  • Quantum Readiness Planning. Online webinar, hosted by Cyber Security Competency Group (CRCG),USA
  • Made in Canada - the significance of Canadian Security Technology. SecTor2019, Toronto, Canada
  • Panelist, "Quantum Computing". Institute for International Finance (IIF) Annual Membership Meeting, Washington, USA
  • Understanding the current landscape, threats and opportunities posed to secure communications by quantum computing. Quantum Tech conference, Boston, MA, Sep 11-12, 2019, Boston, USA
  • Security in the quantum future. Public lecture hosted by Institute for Quantum Computing as part of the Entangled Series., Waterloo, Canada
  • Invited Panelist, "Preparing for opportunity and security in the age of quantum". Roundtable discussion on Security and Strategies in the Quantum Age, Kitchener, Canada, (hosted by Lazaridis School of Business & Economics)
  • Facilitator: "All Hands on Deck for a Security Incident". True North Waterloo, Kitchener, Canada
  • Toward a Safe Quantum Future. ETSI Security Week-Cybersecurity Landscape, Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Entering the era of quantum computing: challenges and opportunities. University of Waterloo alumni weekend, Waterloo, Canada
  • Quantum Computing. Financial Stability Board (FSB) Financial Innovation Network Meeting, Toronto, Canada
  • Invited Panelist, "Commercial QKD & Encryption". OIDA Executive Forum, San Diego, USA
  • Post-Quantum Crypto track: Update on the quantum threat and managing quantum. ICMC (International Cryptographic Module Conference), Vancouver, Canada
  • Quantum computing and cybersecurity: challenges and opportunities. MS2 Seminar at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
  • Invited Panelist: Two Technologies: The Quantum and Blockchain Cyber Steam Trains - Swot Analysis. ICRMC (5th Annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference U.S. & Canada), Toronto, Canada
  • Peer2Peer Facilitator. (2019). Quantum Computing and Preparing Cyber-Systems for the Post-Quantum Era. RSA Conference, San Francisco, United States
  • Invited Panelist, "Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs but Which Ones?". 20th Annual Privacy & Security Conference, Victoria, Canada
  • The Context of Quantum Security. IDQ Winter School on Quantum Cybersecurity, Geneva, Switzerland (2019)
  • Prospering in the quantum computing era. Utimaco Applied Crypto Symposium Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA
  • Post Quantum Cryptography", invited guest lecturer. MIT online Quantum Computing Practitioner course 2 of 4 that comprises the Applications of Quantum Computing Professional Certificate Program, USA
  • Can The World Run on Blockchains? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. "Quantum Attacks to Blockchains", Symposium, Hessen, Germany
  • Prospering in the Quantum Computing Era. iLEAD session at Scotia Bank, Toronto, Canada
  • Preparing for the Quantum Era. Crypto2018 Affiliated Event: Quantum-safe Cryptography for Industry, (QsCI), Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • The Definitive Need for Crypto-Agility Information Systems Security. Association International (ISSA) Thought Leadership Webinar, USA
  • Overview of Advances in Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography. Quantum-Safe Communications workshop, Singapore
  • Readiness & Impact of Quantum Computing on Cybersecurity & Blockchains. ISACA Toronto Annual Summer Conference 2018, Toronto, Canada
  • Securing against quantum threats while embracing quantum technology. Webit. Festival Europe 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Quantum Update. International Cryptographic Module Conference Module Conference (ICMC), Ottawa, Canada
  • Computation, Differential Privacy, and Cybersecurity Threats. Rightscon, Toronto, Canada
  • Security Session-Disruptive Technologies & Cyberthreat Landscape. Orion Think Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • (Peer2Peer Moderator) What Should I Really Do Today About Quantum Computing?. RSA Conference 2018, San Francisco,
  • The Quantum of Malice: Why and How You Need to Prepare Now for a Quantum Future. Conference Board of Canada Cyber Security 2018: Building Resilience Now and For the Future, Ottawa, Canada
  • Deep Dive on the Quantum Threat. Readiness and Resilience in the Age of Disruption, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • (Moderator) Cyber Defence in an Era with Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and beyond. Readiness and Resilience in the Age of Disruption, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • "The Context of Quantum Security", IDQ 10th Winter School on Quantum Cybersecurity, Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 20, 2018
  • Preparing for the Quantum Era. Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X9, webinar, USA
  • Quantum Computing-A Catastrophic Risk For Our Security Ecosystem I spoke and was interviewed for a fireside chat by Udo Helmbrecht. DLD Munich 2018, Jan 21-22, 2018, Munich, Germany
  • Invited Panelist, "Business Reinventing Innovation", Canada 150 Conference on Innovation and Globalization, Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Dec 1, 2017.
  • "Update on the Quantum Threat, Mitigation Timelines and Managing Quantum Risk", International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC) 2017, Washington, DC, May 17, 2017.
  • "Cybersecurity and the Quantum Era", The R. Kent Nagle Lecture Series, The University of South Florida, Tempa, FL, April 8, 2017.
  • "Compiling Quantum Algorithms", Colloquium talk at The University of Florida, Tampa, FL, April 7, 2017.
  • "The Urgency of Quantum-Safe Cryptography", Eurocrypt2017 affiliated program- FOQUS- Frontiers of Quantum Safe Cryptography, Paris, France, April 29, 2017.
  • Invited Panelist, "Post-Quantum Crypto" RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, Feb 15, 2017.
  • "Cybersecurity in an Era with Quantum Computers: Will We be Ready?", AAAS 2017 meeting, Feb 18, 2017.
  • "Is Quantum Computing Actually The Biggest Threat to Payment and Banking?", Cardware 2016, Niagara Falls, ON, June 16, 2016.
  • "The current state of cryptography and how Quantum Computing will change everything -- again!", Ontario Connections 2016, Toronto, ON, June 6, 2016.
  • "Quantum Security", Global Risk in Financial Institute-Lunch Seminar, Toronto, ON, May 8, 2016
  • Invited Panelist, "Community involvement, rigidity, trusting the standards, biodiversity, quantum-safe standards", AWACS 2016, Vienna, Austria, May 8, 2016.
  • "The Quantum Threat to Cryptography", AWACS 2016, Vienna, Austria, May 8, 2016.
  • "Update on the Quantum Threat, Mitigation, and Relevant Timelines", ICMC 2016 International Cryptographic Module Conference, Ottawa, ON, May 20, 2016.
  • Invited Panelist, " The Quantum Computing Threat to Encryption", 2016 International Cyber Risk Management Conference, Toronto, ON, March 31, 2016.
  • "Quantum Algorithms", 2016 Post-Quantum Cryptography Winter School, 2016, Fukuoka, Japan, February 23, 2016.
  • "Quantum-safe cryptography in Canada", 3rd ETSI Quantum-safe Crypto Workshop in Partnership with the IQC hosted by SK Telecom, Seoul, Korea, Oct 5, 2015.
  • "Quantum and Security" The Conference Board of Canada-Council of Chief Information Officers, Toronto, ON, Sep 30, 2015.
  • "Quantum and Security" The Conference Board of Canada-Council for Information Technology Executives, Toronto, ON, Sep 30, 2015.
  • "Cybersecurity in a quantum world, will we be ready?" Keynote speaker, Quantum Cryptography Summer School for Young Scientists (QCSYS), Waterloo, ON, August 10, 2015
  • Invited Panelist, Hello Tomorrow Tech Conference, Paris, France, June 26, 2015.
  • "Cybersecurity in a quantum world: will we be ready?" Google, Kitchener, ON, June 16, 2015.
  • "Cybersecurity in a quantum world, will we be ready?" Plenary speaker, NIST workshop on Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World, Gaithersburg, United States, April 2-3, 2015.
  • "Cybersecurity in a quantum world: will we be ready?" SERENE RISC workshop, Ottawa, ON, April 23, 2015.
  • "Cybersecurity in a quantum world: will Canada be ready?" IQC Public lecture series, Waterloo, ON, March 10, 2015.
  • "Moving towards a quantum-safe cryptographic infrastructure", DIMACS Workshop on The Mathematics of Post-Quantum Cryptography, New Jersey, United States, January 2015.
  • "Towards Quantum-Safe Cryptography", Physics and Applied Physics Seminar, NTU, Singapore, August 2014.
  • "Quantum software and quantum-safe cryptography", Microsoft Research, Quantum Architectures and Computation Group (QuArC), July 2014.
  • "Towards Quantum-Safe Cryptography", Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Open Meeting (invited talk), July 2014.
  • "Quantum software and quantum-safe cryptography", Institut Transdisciplinaire d'Information Quantique (INTRIQ) meeting, Bromont, Canada, May 2014.
  • "Preparing for the Future World of Quantum Computing", Taft lecture, Taft Research Center, Cincinnati, USA, December 2, 2013.
  • "Computer and Internet Security", NSERC ISSNet Summer Security Week, Calgary, Canada, July 2013.
  • "Quantum Computing and the Synthesis and Optimization of Quantum Circuits", 5th conference on Reversible Computation (RC2013), Victoria, Canada, July 2013.
  • "Quantum Key Distribution in the Classical Authenticated Key Exchange Framework", ICQIT2013, Tokyo, Japan, January 2013.
  • "Unconditionally-secure and reusable public-key authentication", Workshop on Quantum Computer Science, Montreal, October 2011.
  • "Bridging Quantum Algorithms with Quantum Architectures", Quantum Africa 2, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa, September 2012.
  • "Quantum Computing, Cryptography and Compilers", Plenary Lecture at IEEE 42nd International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic (ISMVL-2012), Victoria, May 2012.
  • "Cryptography in a Quantum World", Internet Engineering Task Force 81, Quebec City, July 2011.
  • "Hot Topics in Crypto" Panel Presentation and Discussion, Certicom Research Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Conference, June 2011.
  • 11th Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information, Jouvence, Quebec, June 6th - 11th, 2011.
  • Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP 2011) May 30th, 2011.
  • "Trends in QIP", Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, August 2010.
  • "Quantum Computing", invited talk at the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Waterloo, July 2010
  • Error Control Codes, Information Theory and Applied Cryptography Workshop, Summer Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Society, Fredericton, Canada, June 2010.
  • Lyons Invited Speaker, Canadian Mathematics Competition Seminar, week of June 7, 2010.
  • "Quantum Algorithms and Complexity", International Workshop on Statistical-Mechanical Informatics, (IW-SMI2008), Sendai, Japan (2008).
  • 9th Annual Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information, Toronto, August 2009.
  • Classical and Quantum Information Assurance Foundations and Practice, Dagstuhl Seminar 09311, July 2009.
  • International Seminar on Quantum Networking, IMDEA Networks (Inst. Madrile?o de Estudios Avanzados), Madrid, Spain, June 2009.
  • "Cryptography in a Quantum World", Centre for Information Security and Cryptography (CISaC), Distinguished Lecture Series, April 2009.
  • PCTS-MITRE Quantum Computation Seminar Series, Princeton University, 29 April 2009 "Discrete-Time Simulations of Continuous-Time Quantum Query Algorithms
  • "Quantum Information and its application to cryptography", Calgary Institute for Quantum Information Science (IQIS) seminar, April 2009.
  • PIRSA:12040122, OAPT - Mike Mosca, 2012-04-27,
  • PIRSA:11070091, Introduction to Quantum Information Processing, 2011-07-20, Women in Physics Canada
  • â??Quantum Cryptographyâ??, Laurier CSASM Seminar Series, Wilfred Laurier University, January 2011.
  • PIRSA:09100032, Harnessing Quantum Physics, 2009-10-18, Quantum to Cosmos Festival - Tickets Available starting TUE. Sep 8, 2009
  • PIRSA:08080046, Tomography without trusted apparatus, 2008-08-29, Quantum Estimation: Theory and Practice
  • PIRSA:06110011, Self-Testing of Quantum Circuits, 2006-11-15, Colloquium
  • PIRSA:06050018, Introduction to quantum technologies: quantum computers, quantum teleporters & quantum cryptography, 2006-05-27, Innovative Teaching Strategies for Modern Physics