Jacob Biamonte
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Agata Branczyk
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Anne Broadbent

Anne Broadbent is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

Broadbent is interested in quantum cryptography, complexity and nonlocality; her current investigations involve quantum protocols for delegating private quantum computations as well as for performing secure quantum computations. 

Previously, Broadbent held an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship, at IQC. She completed both an M.Sc. and a Ph.D under the supervision of Gilles Brassard and Alain Tapp at the Université de Montréal. She holds a B.Math in Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo.

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C.M. Chandrashekar
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Bill Coish
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Jason Crann
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Fay Dowker

PhD in Cambridge with Stephen Hawking Postdocs at Fermilab, University of California at Santa Barbara and CalTech. Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London and now Reader in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London.

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Vlad Gheorghiu
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Shohini Ghose
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Ian Goldberg

Ian Goldberg is a faculty member in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. He is a member of the Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) group, and of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR). His main research interests are in the areas of security and privacy, and specifically in creating useful security and privacy technologies to protect Internet transactions.

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Daniel Gottesman
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Daniel Gottesman is a Research Scientist at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He obtained his PhD at Caltech in 1997, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Los Alamos National Lab and Microsoft Research, after which he served in the University of California, Berkeley computer science department as a Long-Term CMI Prize Fellow with the Clay Mathematics Institute. He currently works on quantum computation (particularly quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computation) and quantum cryptography. He developed the stabilizer code formalism for creating and describing a large class of quantum codes. He was also able to show that any stabilizer code could be used to perform fault-tolerant quantum computation. He was recently named to the Massachusett Institute for Technology (MIT) Technology Review's TR100: Top Young Innovators for 2003, and is a Canadian Institute for Advanced Knowledge (CIFAR) Scholar in the Quantum Information Processing program.

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Lucien Hardy
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Lucien Hardy received his PhD at Durham University in 1992 under the supervision of Professor Euan J Squires. He has held research and lecturing positions in various cities across Europe. While in Rome, Hardy collaborated on an experiment to demonstrate quantum teleportation. In 1992 he found a very simple proof of non-locality in quantum theory which has become known as Hardy’s theorem.

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Zhengfeng Ji
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Adrian Kent
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Deler Langenberg
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Deler obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Ruhr University of Bochum with a focus on material science research. In particular, he studied the synthesizing and characterizing of nanomaterials for corrosion resistance, coating strengthening, and catalysis applications, as well as the development of higher performance semiconductor devices. Following his PhD, Deler worked for Oxford Instruments/Omicron Nanotechnology in Germany where he developed and optimized new equipment and scientific instruments for companies and researchers around the world. 

Deler joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as a Senior Research Scientist. During his time he established a state-of-the-art deposition-cluster system that is capable of handling a wide range of materials that are at the forefront of quantum material research. In addition, he is in charge of a number of unique characterization systems such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), Auger, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), low-temperature scanning probe microscopy (LT SPM), and deposition systems including molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE), sputtering, pulsed-laser deposition (PLD) that are situated at IQC. 

Deler’s current research interests are exploring surface interfaces, proximity effects, quantum transport mechanisms, and high-quality thin films. The aim of the research is to develop quantum devices, high-Q resonators, and memory storage mechanisms. A strong emphasis is also given to fundamental research which provides a backbone to the applied research activities.

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Jorma Louko
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Dawei Lu
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Roger Melko
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Roger Melko received a B.Sc. (2000) and M.Sc. (2001) from the University of Waterloo, and a M.A. (2003) and Ph.D. (2005) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Wigner Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, after which he joined the UW Department of Physics and Astronomy.

PhD Students

  • Xiuzhe (Roger) Luo
  • Ejaaz Merali
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Alfred Menezes is a professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo, where he also serves as Managing Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR).

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Marco Piani

Marco Piani is a Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Piani is part of the Computational Nonlinear & Quantum Optics Group focused on the quantum properties of correlations exhibited by distributed quantum systems.

Prior to his current position, Piani was a research assistant professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON from 2010-2015. He worked on entanglement-related topics, on non-locality of correlations (even beyond quantum) and on the general quantumness of single and correlated systems. 

Piani was previously a postdoctoral fellow at IQC working in the groups of Prof N. Lutkenhaus, an expert in quantum cryptography, and of Prof J. Watrous, a leading computer scientist with interests in applicative aspects of entanglement. Between April and September 2007, Piani held a Lise Meitner position of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Innsbruck (Austria), working in the group of Prof. H. J. Briegel, a leading scientist in the field of quantum information, as well as one of the inventors of the one-way model of quantum computation. During this period he was the principal investigator of his own project which focused on multipartite entanglement. From January 2005 to March 2007, Piani worked as postdoc in Gdansk (Poland), both at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics of the University of Gdansk and at the Gdansk University of Technology, collaborating with Prof R. Horodecki, Prof M. Horodecki and Prof P. Horodecki, leaders in the theory of entanglement. During this period he was partially supported by a CNR-NATO Advanced Fellowship he was awarded. 

Piani started his research experience under the supervision of Dr F. Benatti at the University of Trieste (Italy), where he obtained both a Master's degree in Physics in 2001 (summa cum laude) and a PhD degree in Physics in 2005.

Interests
  • quantum information theory
  • quantum entanglement (theory and applications)
  • non-classicality
  • non-locality
  • dynamics of open quantum systems
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Matt Pusey
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Stephanie Simmons
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Urbasi Sinha

Before coming to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Urbasi was a postdoctoral research associate working on sol-gel techniques and thin films in the Cavendish labs, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK. She completed her PhD in the Materials Science department in Cambridge on superconducting and ferroelectric heterostructures and high frequency dielectric measurements using high Tc Josephson junctions as ac oscillators. Previously, she completed her MSc in Physics from Cambridge. She has been a Gates Cambridge scholar during her PhD and a Nehru-Chevening scholar during her Master's.

During her time in Cambridge, Urbasi developed skills in thin film deposition and device fabrication using lithography, etching, milling and sputtering as well as electrical and magnetic characterization of devices. Her projects there involved a combination of theory and experiment and got her interested in multidisciplinary problems.

While at IQC, she has taken a keen interest in Quantum Optics based experiments and participated in a fundamental experiment on an experimental test of Born's rule for probabilities in Quantum Mechanics. She continues to dabble in quantum optics as well as solid state quantum computing projects and is excited about taking up her new role as Associate Professor at the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, India soon.

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Enrique Solano
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McGill University and completed his MSc and PhD in Physics at the University of Toronto. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Perimeter Institute and an International Royal Society Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. He has been a faculty member at Perimeter Institute and an affiliate at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) since November 2008. His research is focused upon identifying the conceptual innovations that distinguish quantum theories from classical theories and investigating their significance for axiomatization, interpretation, and the implementation of various information-theoretic tasks.

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Ivar Tamaniau
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