(AnalyticsIndia) Subhash Kak, one of the biggest names in cryptography and neural network worldwide, recently accepted the Padma Shri award in the field of science and engineering. He is known for proposing ground-breaking advancements in artificial intelligence, cryptography and quantum computing.
The Indian-American scientist was chosen for the award from a list of nearly 50,000 nominations. The Padma Shri is India’s fourth largest civilian award and was given to Kak owing to his research in AI and cryptography.
In 2005, Kak published a paper that explored a quantum protocol based on public key cryptography. This would ensure absolute security with all parties in the system while ensuring that all information exchange within the system took place in a completely quantum stage.