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Security in the Quantum Age Conference
The project " Spheres of freedom and the protection of liberty in the digital state " of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, headed by Matthias Knauff, together with the Quantum-Humanities network, led by Johanna Barzen and Astrid Bötticher, invite you to the first social science motivated, quantum conference in Jena.
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Members of the Network:

J. Barzen J. Barzen Foto: J. Barzen

Johanna Barzen is leading the research area "Quantum Computing & Digital Humanities" at the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS),  University of Stuttgart. Her research interests include computer science, media science, digital humanities and quantum computing, as well as data analytics and machine learning. Her interdisciplinary approach of combining digital humanities research with the potentials of quantum computers coined the term „Quantum Humanities" and was rewarded by the University of Stuttgart with a terra incognita research project 2019-2020. Next to this, she is actively contributing to several third-party funded research projects like the project PlanQK developing a platform for quantum-supported artificial intelligence or SEQUOIA that focuses on quantum software engineering for hybrid quantum applications and algorithm.

She published several papers in journals and conference proceedings, as well es books chapters. She was invited to deliver talks and tutorials at universities across Europe and international conferences. Also, she serves on program committees and organization committees of international conferences and workshops, and she is associated guest editor of several journals. Since 2021 she is also visiting scientist at TU Vienna gaining international research and teaching experience.

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V. Valtenbergs V. Valtenbergs Foto: V. Valtenbergs

Visvaldis Valtenbergs is an associate professor in the University of Latvia. He investigates the impact of the information and communication technologies on democracy, political communication and sustainable development. As a member of quantum network he is interested in anticipating the effects of artificial intelligence and quantum computing on democracy and political participation, and charting the scenarios to achieve more human-centric, sustainable, secure and inclusive environment. In 2001 he received full Fulbright Scholarship and graduated with Master’s degree from the New School of Social Research in New York. In 2010 Valtenbergs earned Doctorate in political science from the University of Latvia. Valtenbergs  has strong professional background in managing research project teams, such as the preparation of the annual Human Development Report of Latvia. As an author and co-author of over 20 applied research and policy reports Mr. Valtenbergs has been dedicated in working on the intersection of applied science, politics and civic society. From 2017-21 he delivered scientific expertise to the members of Latvian Parliament while working with the Analytical Service of the Parliament.  

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A. Nikiforova A. Nikiforova Foto: A. Nikiforova

Anastasija Nikiforova is an assistant professor and researcher (PhD) at University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing. Her current researches are related to open government data and data management focusing on IoT and Smart City related aspects. Currently she is involved in projects co-funded by ERDF and Horizon2020. She is an expert of the Latvian Council of Sciences and COST – European Cooperation in Science & Technology and an associate member of the Latvian Open Technology Association. She serves as a program committee for several international conferences (>10) and invited reviewer for more than 5 high-quality (Q1) journals. For her researches and public activity, the Latvian Open Technologies Association (LATA) has recognized her as a person of the year (2020) and has awarded her for promotion of open data and open technologies.

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A.J.A. Timon A.J.A. Timon Foto: A.J.A. Timon

Antonio Jesús Alonso Timón PhD is Director of CID/ICADE. From 2000 until currently he is Professor of Administrative Law at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and Coordinator of the Administrative Law Area and Director of the Law Innovation Center. He has investigated for several years in the following areas: Urban Planning, Railway Sector, Public Health Finance and E-Health, Administrative Law and Regulated Sectors.  He has published more than 50 papers in specialized magazines on Administrative Law. He has published several books and has coordinated books and has also published book chapters related to the subjects of his research. He has given more than 500 conferences on matters related to Administrative Law and has organized Courses and Seminars on this discipline.

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H. Karjaluoto H. Karjaluoto Foto: H. Karjaluoto

Heikki Karjaluoto is Professor in Marketing and department head at the Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics at University of Jyväskylä. His expertise is in digital business and marketing, services and relationship management, and value creation. His research domains are financial services sector, retailing and industrial business.

Karjaluoto is the leader of the Digital Marketing and Communication (DMC) research group. His research interests include marketing communications, digital marketing, industrial marketing and customer value. Previous publications have appeared in the Business Strategy and the Environment, Computers in Human Behavior, European Journal of Marketing, Electronic Markets, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Information Management, Internet Research, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Service Management; Telecommunications Policy, Telematics & Informatics, among others.

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Dragos Petrescu Dragos Petrescu Foto: Dragos Petrescu

Dragoş PETRESCU (PhD 2003, Central European University Budapest), is Professor dr. hab. of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Power Engineering, 1987) and University of Bucharest (History, 1997). He also served as Chairman of the Board of the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives–CNSAS in Bucharest (2010–2018). His research interests are related to social, political and economic change in East-Central Europe, with a special emphasis on the great transformation of 1989 and the post-1989 transitions to democracy in the region. Among many others, he is the author of Entangled Revolutions: The Breakdown of the Communist Regimes in East-Central Europe (2014) and Explaining the Romanian Revolution of 1989: Culture, Structure, and Contingency (2010), and co-editor of Nation-Building and Contested Identities: Romanian & Hungarian Case Studies (2001).

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A. Bötticher A. Bötticher Foto: A. Bötticher

Astrid Bötticher is a political scientist and researcher (PhD) in the project "Freedom Spaces and Freedom Safeguarding in the Digital State" of the Liberty Profile line at the University of Jena. Here, she conducts research on technopolitical processes in the context of the development of disruptive technologies and radical innovations and their implications for power politics. Here she is particularly interested in the significance of second-generation quantum technology and its importance. 

She is a security expert and her research interests include cyber-criminology and cybersecurity in addition to terrorism research and is also interested in the topic of cryptography and its importance for the stability of institutions. She has written one of the most important textbooks on the topic of methods and theories of extremism research and has published various articles in anthologies and journal articles on the topic of cybersecurity and cybercriminology. She has delivered speeches in Germany and Europe.

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Our Network has led to a joint research consortium that aims to analyse the dissemination of quantum technology in Europe. The research consortium is interdisciplinary and international.


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