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Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty positions - apply nowThe 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.

  1. June 8, 2018The role of frequency-shifting in quantum scalabilityHalf-wave fencing and anti-node pinning illustration

    Researchers at IQC have developed new methods for preventing leakage errors due to cavity modes, an important obstacle in building a scalable quantum computer.

    The Digital Quantum Matter (DQM) lab, led by researcher Matteo Mariantoni, studied two frequency-shifting techniques to prevent a quantum system’s own hardware from interfering with qubit operation.

  2. May 9, 2018Kevin Resch reappointed as Canada Research ChairKevin Resch

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) reappointed Kevin Resch, interim director of IQC, as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Optical Quantum Technologies. The five-year Tier II appointment, will allow Resch and his team to bring three streams of optics research together in order accelerate the development of quantum technologies.

  3. May 4, 2018New quantum conference will ignite cross-country collaborationCanadian Graduate Quantum Conference logo

    A new conference for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in quantum science aims to foster collaboration and provide a glimpse into the exciting research taking place in Canada.

    Hosted jointly by the three Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF) programs— the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI), Institut Quantique (IQ), and Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT)— the Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference runs June 20-22 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. 

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  1. June 28, 2018Selection of unitary operations in quantum secret sharing protocols without entanglement

    Juan Xu - Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Quantum secret sharing (QSS) mainly deals with the splitting and distributing of an arbitrary secret among n sharers using quantum resources. While quantum secret sharing schemes often use shared entangled states, it is also possible to define a notion of quantum secret sharing without the use of entangled states.

  2. July 6, 2018PPLN-based photon pair sources toward biphoton quantum frequencyAimee Gunther

    PhD Thesis Presentation

    Candidate: Aimee Gunther

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Meet our people

Michal Bajcsy

Faculty, Assistant Professor

Michal Bajcsy joined the Institute for Quantum Computing in 2014 as assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Michal received both his PhD in Applied Physics and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

His doctoral work was done under the supervision of Mikhail Lukin and included a demonstration of stationary light pulses and studies of interactions between tightly confined cold atoms and few-photon pulses in a hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber.

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