Rei Safavi-Naeini

Rei Safavi-Naeini, a leading expert in cryptography and information security, received funding for a new Industrial Research Chair at the University of Calgary. Safavi-Naeini will focus on developing novel security and privacy technologies for securing the future internet. UCalgary, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and telecommunications company Telus partnered to provide $1.25 million to create the NSERC-Telus Industrial Research Chair. The Chair’s goal is to answer fundamental research questions posed by recent developments, such as the Internet of Things and quantum computers, that will have major impacts on information security. The research program will also explore blockchain applications, considered a transformative technology for many sectors.