ACM PRIZE AWARDED TO PIONEER IN QUANTUM COMPUTING

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New York, NY, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced that Scott Aaronson has been named the recipient of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing. Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. The goal of quantum computing is to harness the laws of quantum physics to build devices that can solve problems that classical computers either cannot solve, or not solve in any reasonable amount of time. Aaronson showed how results from computational complexity theory can provide new insights into the laws of quantum physics, and brought clarity to what quantum computers will, and will not, be able to do.  Aaronson helped develop the concept of quantum supremacy, which denotes the...

Scene at MIT: Ruth Anderson, pioneer of mathematics and computing | MIT News

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Ruth Krock Anderson is a mathematician and computing pioneer who has seen a lot in her 102 years. Born in Boston in 1918, she was interested in math from an early age and earned a mathematics degree at Boston Teachers College, now part of the University of Massachusetts. Soon thereafter, Anderson was asked to join the MIT Radiation Laboratory, which made key contributions to the development of microwave radar technology during the second world war. “There are quite a few books written about women programmers in World War II to help in the war, and I was one of them,” Anderson stated in a 2019 interview. At MIT, Anderson worked on computer programs that assisted scientists and engineers working on new radar technology. Her colleagues at the Rad Lab included Betty Campbell and Barbara Levine, both of whom would continue on in computer science...

Cornami Partners with Inpher, Pioneer in Secret Computing, to Deliver Quantum-Secure Privacy-Preserving Computing on Encrypted Data

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CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cornami and Inpher announced today their partnership to collaborate on delivering commercially viable Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) functionality to the market. FHE has long been described as transformative for data privacy and cloud security as it enables computing on encrypted data sets, thereby keeping the underlying data secure. However, existing FHE algorithms are computationally intensive and have been often considered as not yet practical for real world applications. Cornami’s partnership with Inpher overcomes such limitations to deliver real-time FHE computing to a ready and rapidly expanding market. Inpher is a cryptographic Secret Computing® company that powers privacy-preserving AI and analytics. Secret Computing has brought years of academic research in secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC)...