BTQ is proud to announce the appointment of Chen-Mou Cheng as the company's Chief Scientific Officer. Prof. Cheng has been part of the BTQ team since March 2021 as an advisor and is now transitioning from his position of associate professor at Kanazawa University to a full-time role effective immediately. He remains affiliated with the premier Japanese research university in an adjunct professor function. Prof. Cheng brings over 30 years of knowledge, relationships, and real-world applications in the nascent field of post-quantum cryptography to table and is tasked with establishing BTQs long-term research and development vision. Prof. Cheng had the following comments following his appointment.
"After three decades in academia spanning across multiple universities in Taiwan, the United States, Germany, and Japan, I am thrilled to transition to leading BTQ's world-class team by joining the company as Chief Scientific Officer. I look forward to leading BTQ's renowned research department and bridging the gap between the company's global partners and academic research. I am confident the team will execute its core R&D efforts to provide end-users with industry-leading post-quantum security, facilitated by sustainable practices for the cryptocurrency universe."
Chen-Mou Cheng completed his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1996 and 1998, respectively, as well as his PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2007. Before joining BTQ Prof. Cheng taught cryptography and information security at the National Taiwan university, Osaka University, and Kanazawa University. His main area of expertise is cryptography with a particular focus on post-quantum cryptography, in which he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers throughout his academic career.