Dr Nengkun Yu receives AAS award
Dr Nengkun Yu, an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) recipient, UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow and core member of the UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information (UTS:QSI) has just been awarded the 2018 Australian Academy of Science’s J G Russell Award.
Every year the Australian Research Council passes on a list of highly ranked DECRA recipients to the Australian Academy of Science, who then select an awardee.
The J G Russell Award is aimed at financially helping talented young researchers in the basic sciences as a token of the community’s regard for them. It consists of $6000 that can be used towards the costs of equipment, maintenance and travel as a top up to the ARC DECRA award, and is supported by the generosity of the late Miss J Russell.
Dr Yu is employing quantum property testing to develop ultramodern techniques to certify quantum systems and protect quantum information, safeguarding society from security threats to next-generation information technologies.