Friday, June 14, 2019

Samuel Jaques awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal

Samuel Jaques

Samuel Jaques will be awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal (Master) at the June 14th convocation ceremony for his outstanding academic performance.

Under the supervision of Alfred Menezes and Michele Mosca, Jaques achieved an average of 97 per cent during his Master's program while he held an NSERC Graduate Scholarship. He was also awarded the President's Graduate Scholarship and the Rai Mathematics Graduate Scholarship.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Stefan Sremac wins the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper

This award recognizes the impact of Stefan's paper, Maximum determinant positive definite Toeplitz completions, with a prize of $4,000.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Constant-time quantum computers more powerful than classical counterparts

Graphic showing the circuit width depth

Written by Institute for Quantum Computing staff

Quantum computers can solve a linear algebra problem faster than classical computers, according to a new study published in Science. The finding proves that constant-depth quantum circuits are more powerful than their classical counterparts, and provides a new sense of how quantum technology will be a key to more powerful computing.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

C&O faculty member honoured with Italian Knighthood

Michele Mosca with Giuseppe Pastorelli

On June 28, 2018, the Government of Italy announced the appointment of Michele Mosca as a Knight of the Order of Merit for his significant contributions in quantum computing and cybersecurity, including research, training, outreach and commercialization efforts.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Luke Postle wins 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award

Luke Postle teaching a class

Luke Postle has received a 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. The $2,500 award, which is conferred to early or mid-career faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions, was established in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics. 

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