Ailsa Robertson

Ailsa Robertson

PhD student

UvA Informatics Institute


Hello! My name is Ailsa (pronounced ‘Elsa’) and I joined as a PhD student here in November 2023. I am primarily a member of the Theoretical Computer Science group (TCS) within IvI. Additionally, I’m a member of the QuSoft group at the CWI, and of the HPP/EPS group within the ILLC.

My research activity has two forms. Primarily, I am central to a project called the Quantum Impact on Societal Security (QISS); you can read more about that here.

Alongside the QISS project, I conduct fundamental research within Quantum Safe Cryptography.

  • Quantum Safe Cryptography
  • Quantum Impact on Societal Security