Professor Máire O’Neill, Queen's University Belfast
Professor Máire O’Neill, Queen's University Belfast

Cryptography in a post quantum computing world

Professor Máire O’Neill is Research Director – Data Security Systems at Queen’s University of Belfast’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) and was still a PhD student when her research was first exploited commercially. Regarded as one of Europe’s leading cryptography experts she holds a 5-year £1.45M EPSRC Leadership Fellowship and is a former holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering research fellowship.

Máire has received numerous awards for her research which include British Female Inventor of the Year 2007. She has authored a research book on symmetric-key cryptographic architectures and has over 100 peer reviewed conference and journal publications. She was technical co-chair of the Workshop on Embedded Systems Security in 2012. She was guest editor of the launch issue of IET Information Security in 2005 and is currently an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing.

Professor O’Neill has given numerous invited talks and has been a technical program committee member for many international conferences, including DAC, CHES, DATE, SOCC, ISCAS and RFIDSec. She is an IEEE Circuits & Systems for Communications (CASCOM) Technical committee member and was treasurer of the Executive Committee of the IEEE UKRI Section, 2008-09. She is a fellow of the HEA, a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IET and IACR.

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