Yfke Dulek has won the Ngi-NGN Information Thesis Prize for Informatics and Information Science. The first prize consists of €5000 and is awarded by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen).
PhD candidate at QuSoft
Yfke Dulek wrote her Master’s thesis titled ‘Quantum Homomorphic Encryption for Polynomial-Sized Circuits’ under supervision of Christian Schaffner at QuSoft and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam. She is now a PhD candidate at QuSoft, CWI and the ILLC where she works on upgrading classical cryptographic protocols to make them suitable for handling quantum data, and trying to establish whether their theoretical implications are still valid in a quantum setting.
Young Talent award
The prize will be awarded during a ceremony on 28 November and is one of the Young Talent awards through which the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities promotes academic education in technical and science subjects.