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Dr Jacq Romero

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Dr Jacq Romero

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Scholarship Project

My research project is about developing a way of sharing sensitive information securely among many parties using quantum information encoded in the shape of light.  The ultimate goal is to harness the full potential of quantum physics to bring us hacker-proof communication systems in the future. 

Biography

My aspiration is to discover quantum information phenomena unique to systems with high dimensions in order to bring us closer to fully secure communication technologies afforded by quantum physics. I grew up in the Philippines, I was 16 years old when I got my first computer. During those times, the data that I have consisted mostly of work I needed to do for university. It was very different to today, when many devices have the capability to transmit sensitive information. Cyberattacks are more common than we think, it is possible that privacy will someday be obsolete, in 50 years as one scary estimate goes. I help to prevent that kind of future using quantum physics.  Aside from physics, I am an advocate for improving science communication and advancing the career of women in STEM. I have three young kids, they keep me fit and busy!

Skills & Expertise

  • Quantum information
  • Quantum communication
  • Optics
  • Science communication
  • Gender equity

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