Feihu Xu, U Toronto Ph.D., MIT (Nominated by Hoi-Kwong Lo; U. Toronto)
Citation: For his outstanding Ph.D. thesis work at the University of
Toronto on quantum information, particularly quantum cryptography. Dr.
Xu has made key contributions to both the theory and experiment of
quantum cryptography. He was among the first to hack successfully a
commercial quantum key distribution system. And, he was the first in the
world to implement experimentally a loss-tolerant protocol that takes
encoding flaws in quantum key distribution into account.
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