Dr. Daniel Shiu
Chief Cryptographer, Arqit
Dr Daniel Shiu began his working life as an academic number theorist, before moving to GCHQ (the UK government's signal intelligence and cyber-security organisation) to work on problems of theoretical and applied cryptography. Over several years at GCHQ, Dr. Shiu won numerous technical awards and held positions such as the Head of the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research and the Head of Cryptographic Design and Quantum Information. He was part of the Programme Operations Board that helped to establish the UK Quantum Technologies Programme, as well as contributing to UK Government Office of Science studies on topics such as quantum technologies and distributed ledgers. Since January 2021 he has been the Chief Cryptographer at Arqit, where works to build assurance in key establishment methods that do not rely on public key cryptography.