Dr. Said Mikki, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

“Quantum Communications: The Next Revolution in Information Security”
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Library, Upper Level


This talk will provide a general view of the emerging field of quantum communications, a sub-discipline within the wider area known as quantum information science, which includes quantum computing. Quantum communication is an attempt to exploit the peculiar and unique traits of quantum states in order to convey information between distant locations in ways going beyond the centuries-old infrastructure of traditional electromagnetic waves and electric signals.

In contrast to quantum computing, the more recent domain of quantum communications is interested in finding methods to convey information at higher spectral efficiency and also with sometimes cyber immunity by bypassing electromagnetic fields as physical carrier of information/energy, while computing itself can still be done at the receiver using classical signal processing but informed by quantum information theory.

The talk will first outline the general and main themes behind quantum communications, with focus on the differences between classical and quantum optical communication systems. We also present the overall outline of a new theory that was developed in University of New Haven last year, the theory of quantum antennas, which is a new research direction combining quantum optics, antenna theory, and quantum communications.

Biographical Information

Dr. Said Mikki obtained his Ph.D in electrical engineering in 2008 from University of Mississippi. After his graduation, he moved to Canada where he worked as a research fellow in Royal Military College of Canada. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science in University of New Haven in September 2015.

In May 2016, he published his second book, New Foundations of Applied Electromagnetics, which presents the culmination of seven-year researches into the foundations of electromagnetic theory and its applications. His current research interests include electromagnetic theory, antennas and optical fibers, distributed computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.


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