Faculty

William Slofstra

Faculty, Associate Professor

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.

Michael Reimer

Faculty, Associate Professor

Michael Reimer joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in 2015.

Raffi Budakian

Faculty, Professor

After earning his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, Raffi Budakian was a visiting scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Centre.

Dmitry Pushin

Faculty, Associate Professor

Dmitry Pushin has formal training in experimental neutron physics and interferometry, quantum information, and condensed matter physics.

Michal Bajcsy

Faculty, Associate Professor

Michal Bajcsy is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Electrical and Engineering department, where he joined as assistant professor in 2014.

Bajcsy 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.

 

John Watrous

Faculty, Professor

John Watrous received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1998. After a one year postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratoire d'Informatique Théorique et Quantique

Ashwin Nayak

Faculty, Professor

Ashwin Nayak is a professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. He studied theoretical computer science at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (BTech, 1995) and at University of California, Berkeley (PhD, 1999). After holding post-doctoral positions at DIMACS Center (Rutgers University) and AT&T Labs-Research (2000) and California Institute of Technology (2001-02), he joined the University of Waterloo in 2002. He was Associate Faculty, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, from 2003-11.

Michele Mosca

Faculty, Professor

Michele Mosca obtained a BMath at Waterloo in 1995 and was recipient of the Mathematics Faculty Alumni Gold Medal. He went to Wolfson College, University of Oxford, on a Commonwealth Scholarship, and received an MSc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science (with Distinction) in 1996. He continued at Oxford, obtaining a DPhil in quantum computer algorithms in 1999 while holding the Robin Gandy Junior Research Fellowship.