EECS grad student and alumnus Jake Tibbetts (B.S. EECS/Global Studies ’20) has won the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ 2020 Leonard M. Rieser Award. Winners of the award have published essays in the Bulletin’s Voices of Tomorrow column, and are selected by the Bulletin’s editorial team for recognition as “outstanding emerging science and security experts passionate about advancing peace and security in our time.” Tibbetts received the award for his article “Keeping classified information secret in a world of quantum computing,” published in the Bulletin on February 11, 2020. “In his piece, Jake Tibbetts accomplished the kind of deep, thoughtful, and well-crafted journalism that is the Bulletin’s hallmark,” said editor-in-chief John Mecklin. “Quantum computing is a complex field; many articles about it are full of strange exaggerations and tangled prose. Tibbetts’ piece, on the other hand, is an exemplar of clarity and precision and genuinely worthy of the Rieser Award.” Tibbetts is a fellow at the NNSA-supported Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, and has previously worked as a research assistant at the LBNL Center for Global Security Research. He has made contributions to the Nuclear Policy Working Group and the Project on Nuclear Gaming at Cal, and made the EECS news last year for his involvement in creating the online three-player experimental wargame “SIGNAL,” which was named the Best Student Game of 2019 by the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge (SGS&C). The Rieser Award comes with a $1K prize.