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Quantum Network Webinar

October 13, 2022

Quantum Networking page topper

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The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative hosted “A Dynamic Quantum Network in Support of Quantum Internet: From Security to Distributed Quantum Computing,” a hybrid webinar presented by Reza Nejabati, on Oct. 13.

Nejabati discussed challenges and solutions for building a dynamic quantum network for supporting quantum key distribution for multiple users at scale.

He also presented challenges and solutions for building a quantum network that can support quantum computing interconnect information of a quantum data center.



About Reza Nejabati

Nejabati is a chair professor of intelligent networks and head of the High-Performance Networks Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

He is also a visiting professor and Cisco chair in the Cisco Centre for Intent-Based Networking at Curtin University, Australia.

He has conducted internationally recognized research into quantum networks and autonomous networks., and is a leader in the development of large-scale dynamic and hybrid quantum and classical networks for the Quantum Internet vision. 

Reza Nejabati

Portrait of Reza Nejabati

He also co-founded a successful start-up company (Zeetta Networks) with 25 employees and £6m ($6.8 million) in funding.

About the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)

CCI, which is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, focuses on the intersection of security, autonomous systems, and intelligence through research, innovation, and workforce development. 

We’re a highly connected statewide network  of 41 higher education institutions, more than 320 faculty researchers, and a number of industry partners. 

Virginia consistently has about 50,000 job openings in the cybersecurity field. Connecting students to internship opportunities is part of CCI’s workforce development mission, and we’re excited to introduce the commonwealth’s deep student talent pool to potential employers at our internship fairs. 

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