Basil Hess


Basil Hess


Cryptography Research Engineer


IBM Research Europe - Zurich Zurich, Switzerland


Basil is a Senior Research Engineer at IBM Research Europe - Zurich since 2020. His focus is on the implementation side of cryptography, quantum-safe cryptography and quantum-safe migration.

The projects he is currently involved in include Open Quantum Safe - software for prototyping quantum-resistant cryptography, CBOM (Cryptography Bill of Materials), and two submissions to the NIST PQC Standardization for additional digital signature schemes: MAYO and SQIsign.

Basil holds a PhD in Information Systems and a MSc in Computer Science, both from ETH Zurich.