Training Program

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled in the CryptoWorks21 program are expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate novice understanding in each professional and technical skill area
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding in at least one professional and technical skill area
  • Interact with industry and interdisciplinary mentors by attending the Industry Day event, and meeting with an industry mentor

Graduate students are allowed 3 years to fulfill these requirements. Postdoctoral fellows are allowed 2 years to fulfill these requirements

Previous training opportunities.

Professional Skills

Novice Level

Professional Skill

Training

Learning Outcome

Standards and certification

Standards and Certification Workshop, next offered in Spring 2019, offered every 2 years

Develop an understanding of standards, their relevance and importance for deployability, competitiveness, large-scale adoption, the standards and compliance organizations, and compliance development.

Intellectual property protection and management

BE 606, next offered Spring 2019

Demonstrate an understanding of IP, its importance, main strategies, protection and management possibilities.

Commercialization and entrepreneurship

BE 606, next offered Spring 2019

Demonstrate an understanding of how to take innovations to commercial applications.

Management

BE 600, next offered Spring 2019

Demonstrate an understanding of the different methods and paradigms for managing people, projects, scope, time, and risk.

Communications

BE 600, next offered Spring 2019

Demonstrate an understanding of the art of communication, such as communicating science to non-specialists, communicating a business plan, interpersonal and team communication


Advanced Level

Professional Skill

Training

Learning Outcome

Integration of professional skills

Advanced Lean Canvas and Entrepreneurship Workshop, next offered Spring 2019. Prerequisite: BE 606

Identify and apply core concepts in entrepreneurship to a new venture or to their academic research.

Technical Skills

Novice Level

Technical Skill

Training (choose one option)

Learning Outcome

Information and network security

Short modules in selected quantum-safe topics, next offered Spring 2019

CS 658

ECE 628

Demonstrate an understanding of how cryptography tools are used to achieve information security.

Fundamentals of cryptography

Short modules in selected quantum-safe topics, next offered Spring 2019

CO 685

CO 687

Demonstrate an understanding of core cryptography tools

“Post-quantum” cryptography

Short modules in selected quantum-safe topics, next offered Spring 2019

Demonstrate an understanding of which classical cryptography tools are believed to be quantum-resistant.

Quantum cryptography tools

Short modules in selected quantum-safe topics, next offered Spring 2019

QKD Summer School

QIC 890 topic 2

Demonstrate an understanding of new cryptographic primitives that can be achieved with quantum information and their advantages.

Quantum communication devices

Short modules in selected quantum-safe topics, next offered Spring 2019 or

QKD Summer School

QIC 890 topic 3

Demonstrate an understanding of the technological requirements and state-of-the-art implementation and deployment of quantum cryptography systems.

Advanced Level

Technical Skill

Training

Learning Outcome

Any of the five skills

Thesis (Postdocs will have already competed this)

Advanced understanding of your research