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Hoi-Kwong Lo

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Appointment

  • Fellow
  • Quantum Information Science

Institution

  • University of Toronto
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Country

  • Canada

Education

PhD (Physics), California Institute of Technology
MS (Physics), California Institute of Technology
BA (Mathematics), Trinity College, Cambridge University

About

Hoi-Kwong Lo is a physicist currently working on quantum information science, particularly quantum cryptography.

His research interests include the foundations of quantum security, protocol design, and attack and defense strategies in quantum cryptography. He has a quantum communication lab where real-life battles between quantum code-makers and code-breakers are fought.

Awards

NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award, 2007

Co-winner, Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) from Overseas Chinese Physics Association (OCPA), 2003

Premier’s Research Excellence Award, 2003

Canada Research Chair, 2003–08

Ontario Outstanding Researcher, 2003

Relevant Publications

Lo, H.K., and H.F. Chau. "Unconditional security of quantum key distribution over arbitrarily long distances." Science 283, no. 5410 (1999): 2050–2056.