The Institute for Quantum Computing's (IQC) postdoctoral fellow, Jay Gambetta was recently accepted into the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Junior Fellow Academy in the Quantum Information Processing program. As a Junior Fellow, Jay will receive the rare opportunity to collaborate with some of the top researchers in his field and be able to connect and exchange ideas with peers throughout the program and receive valuable career mentorship along the way.
The Junior Fellow Academy is a new initiative that was created as the result of a strategic commitment to build capacity in new generations of gifted young researchers in Canada and around the world. Over the past 6 months, CIFAR has been appointing new Junior Fellows and with this recent group of accepted nominee's, it brings the total number of fellows to 21. More information about the Junior Fellow Academy can be found on CIFAR's website.
About IQC: Founded in 2002, the mission of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is to aggressively explore and advance the application of quantum mechanical systems to a vast array of relevant information processing techniques.
A part of the University of Waterloo, IQC creates a truly unique environment that fosters cutting-edge research and collaboration between researchers in the areas of computer, engineering, mathematical and physical sciences.
At the time of this release, IQC has 18 faculty members, 20 postdoctoral fellows and over 65 students and research assistants, as well as a support staff of 13.