The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo. The research happening at IQC harnesses the quantum laws of nature in order to develop powerful new technologies and drive future economies.
If you are new to all things quantum, you may want to see our Quantum computing 101 page. It will provide you with a quickstart guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the research that happens at IQC.
Andrew Childs works on the theory of quantum information processing, with particular emphasis on algorithms for quantum computers. His interests include continuous-time information processing protocols, such as quantum walks on graphs; quantum algorithms for algebraic problems, such as the hidden subgroup problem; and quantum query complexity.