Assistant Professor

William Slofstra

William Slofstra received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. After spending part of 2012 at the University of British Columbia as a Research Associate, Slofstra returned to California as the Krener Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis.

His research interests have focused on algebra, specifically in Lie theory/representation theory, Schubert calculus and connected areas, as well as non-local games.

He moved to the University of Waterloo in August 2015 as a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), and became an Assistant Professor in 2017.

Research expertise

  • Lie theory and algebraic combinatorics
  • Representation theory in quantum information
  • Non-local games
  • Geometry of entanglement


  • PhD, Mathematics., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • BMath, Pure Mathematics and Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, 2006

Awards & Honours

  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, 2006-2010

Major Positions

Title Location When
Assistant Professor Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo 2017-present
Research Assistant Professor Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo 2015-2017
Krener Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis 2012-2015
University of Waterloo
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