Basil Hess is a Research Engineer at IBM Research Europe – Zurich. His focus is on preparing the cryptographic infrastructure for the quantum era. He contributes to the NIST PQC standardization process as part of the SIKE submission team. He is also a team member of Open Quantum Safe, the OSS community’s initiative to support the development and prototyping of quantum safe cryptography. Basil holds a PhD in Information Systems and a MSc in Computer Science, both from ETH Zurich.