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Fall 2014: MATH 135: Algebra for Honours Mathematics
Winter 2014: MATH 135: Algebra for Honours Mathematics
Fall 2012: QIC 890/CO 781: Theory of quantum communication
Winter 2012, Spring 2011: MATH 239: Introduction to Combinatorics
Winter 2012: QIC 890/CO 781/CS 867: Quantum Error Correction and Fault Tolerance (with Daniel Gottesman)
Spring 2010: QIC 890/CO 781, Theory of quantum communication
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Faculty (Sept 2005-), Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo
Faculty (May 2004-), Institute for Quantum Computing
Scholar (Mar 2005-), The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Affiliate Member (Dec 2004-), Perimeter Institute fo Theoretical Physics
Tolman Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-5), Institute for Quantum Information, Caltech
Postdoctoral Fellow (2002), Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2), Physics of Information group, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Ph.D. in Physics (2000), Stanford Univeristy
Thesis: "Towards Robust Quantum Computation"
Advisors: Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto and Prof. Isaac Chuang
B.S. in Physics/Mathematics (1995), California Institute of Technology
Thesis: ``Effects of thermal conduction in sonoluminescence''
Advisors: Prof. Steven E. Koonin and Dr. Ming-Chung Chu
General interests: theoretical quantum information processing.
Quantum information processing capacities of abstract or physical resources, e.g., the capacity of communicating quantum information using the dual resources of entanglement and quantum/classical channels (remote state preparation and superdense coding of quantum states), the capacity of nonlocal interactions to communicating quantum/classical information, to generate entanglement, and to perform quantum computation. General quantum channel capacities. Cryptographic applications of quantum information, e.g., composability of important quantum protocols, methods for quantum state encryption and authentication and secure key recycling in such protocols, quantum data hiding, quantum key distribution. Fault tolerant quantum computation, and error correcting codes
Long time interests: study of various quantum or classical correlations in quantum systems, solution state NMR quantum computation, and quantum process tomography, variations of measurement-based quantum computation.
Panos Aliferis, Adam Azarchs, Andrew Childs, Aram Harrow, Graeme Smith, Panos Aliferis, Man-Hong Yung, Adam Azarchs, Abhinav Bahadur, Miroslava Sotakova, Moritz Ernst, Christophe Vuillot, Egor Larionov, Mohammad Derakhshani, Maris Ozols, Yingkai Ouyang, Laura Mancinska, Michal Kotowski
Partially updated Sept 07, 2014