Elected: 2024
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Elham Kashefi
Professor of Quantum Computing, University of Edinburgh
Prof. Elham Kashefi, Chair in Quantum Computing and Director of the Quantum Software Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh, blends the realms of quantum technology and software innovation. Co-founder of the field of secure verifiable quantum cloud computing, her work is exploring the structure, behavior, and potential of quantum technologies. As Chief Scientist of the UK National Quantum Computing Center and CNRS Director of Research at Sorbonne Université, her research spans a wide spectrum of platforms with a focus on delivering practical quantum applications. Her contributions, recognised with prestigious awards, underscore her role in advancing trustworthy quantum computing innovations.