The following tables list the currently approved quantum information supervisors for the Quantum Information graduate program:

  • The first table lists supervisors who are regular members at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)
  • The second table lists supervisors who are IQC associates
  • The third table lists supervisors who are affiliated with IQC and have supervisory privileges in one or more units at the University of Waterloo

Supervisor (Member of IQC)

Supervisory privileges

Quantum information research interests

Michal Bajcsy
  • Nanophotonics and quantum optics
  • Atom cooling and trapping on chips
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • Quantum memory and dark-state polaritons

Jonathan Baugh

  • Experimental investigation of spin qubits in quantum dots
  • Electron spin resonance
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
Raffi Budakian
  • Coupling spins and nanomechanical oscillators
  • Nanometer scale magnetic resonance imaging
  • Exploring nanometer scale quantum phenomena in condensed matter systems
Kyung Soo Choi
  • Experimental & theoretical quantum optics
  • Atomic, molecular, optical physics
  • Cold atom physics
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • Nanophotonics

Richard Cleve

  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum complexity theory
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum communication
  • Theory of quantum information
David Cory
  • Experimental application quantum information processing (QIP)
  • Magnetic resonance and its applications
  • Quantum sensors and actuators
  • Neutron interferometry

Joseph Emerson

  • Theory of open quantum systems
  • Randomized benchmarking algorithms
  • Theory of quantum measurement
  • Quantum state and process tomography
Rajibul Islam
  • Experimental quantum many-body physics, especially quantum simulation of frustrated spin models with trapped ions
  • Quantum computation with trapped ions
  • Use of holography and high resolution microscopy to manipulate many-body systems

Thomas Jennewein

  • Experimental quantum communication and cryptography
  • Global satellite-based quantum communication
  • Entangled photon sources
Na Young Kim
  • Large-scale solid-state quantum simulators and computers for quantum information processing and communications
  • Multi-functional solid-state molecular devices and systems for the post-Si era
  • Development of multi-disciplinary enabling technologies and materials for integrated quantum and molecular circuits and systems
  • Quantum artificial intelligence and quantum security

Raymond Laflamme

  • Theory of quantum error correction
  • Quantum control
  • Experimental implementations of QIP with nuclear and electron spins
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum communication

Debbie Leung

  • Theory of quantum information
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Theory of Quantum error correction
  • Fault-tolerant quantum computing

Adrian Lupascu

  • Experimental superconducting qubits and circuits
  • Hybrid quantum systems for QIP
  • Quantum measurement
  • Superconducting detectors
  • Atom chips

Norbert Lütkenhaus

  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum state discrimination
  • Theory of linear optics implementations of QIP
Matteo Mariantoni
  • Experimental superconducting quantum circuits
  • Experimental quantum emulations of many-body systems
  • Fault-tolerant quantum error correction
  • Qubits based on Josephson tunnel junctions
  • Circuit quantum electrodynamics
  • Quantum microwaves
  • Microwave devices and measurement
Guo-Xing Miao
  • Quantum transport over topologically protected surface states
  • Superconductivity manipulation with spin proximity
  • Spin-based nanoelectronic logic/memory units

Michele Mosca

  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum complexity theory
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum information security
  • Quantum testing
Christine Muschik  

Ashwin Nayak

  • Quantum complexity theory
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Theory of quantum information
  • Quantum communication
Vern Paulsen
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Entanglement
  • Quantum Channels
Dmitry Pushin  
Michael Reimer  

Kevin Resch

  • Experimental optical implementation of QIP
  • Photon entanglement
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Interferometry
Crystal Senko
  • Manipulation of quantum systems with trapped ions
  • Quantum computation with trapped ions
  • Phases and dynamics of interacting spin systems
William Slofstra
  • Mathematics of quantum information
  • Quantum entanglement
  • Device independent testing and verification
  • Quantum complexity theory
Adam Wei Tsen
  • Structural, optical, and electronic properties of low-dimensional, quantum materials
  • Novel microscopy techniques and characterization
  • Manipulation and fabrication of nanoscale electronic devices

John Watrous

  • Theory of quantum information
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum complexity theory
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum interactive proof systems
  • Quantum zero-knowledge
  • Theory of entanglement
Chris Wilson
  • Microwave quantum optics
  • Superconducting qubits
  • Nonlinear dynamics
Jon Yard
  • Quantum information theory
  • Quantum computing
  • Algebraic number theory
  • Quantum field theory
  • Computational complexity theory
Supervisor (associate member) Supervisory privileges Quantum information research interests

Bei Zeng

(University of Guelph)

  • Quantum information theory
  • Coding theory
  • Quantum computation
  • Theory of quantum entanglement
  • Mathematical physics

Achim Kempf

  • Quantum information applied to quantum gravity/
  • Data compression

David Kribs

(University of Guelph)
  • Theory of quantum error correction
  • Quantum channels
Jan Kycia
  • Experimental superconducting qubits
  • Noise in Josephson junctions

Anthony Leggett

(UIUC, Illinois)
  • Theory of quantum measurement
  • Condensed matter theory
Robert Mann
  • Quantum information applied to gravity

James Martin

  • Experimental atomic implementations of QIP

Eduardo Martin-Martinez

  • General relativistic quantum physics
  • Relativistic quantum information
  • Quantum discord
  • Cosmology and the early universe

Bill Power

  • Experimental NMR implementations of QIP
Supervisor (affiliated member) Supervisory privileges Quantum information research interests

Christopher Fuchs

(Perimeter Institute)

  • Bayesian, epistemic, and quantum information approaches to quantum foundations
  • Theory of quantum measurement
  • Symmetric structures in Hilbert space
  • Philosophical implications of quantum information theory

Shohini Ghose

(Wilfrid Laurier)

  • Theory of entanglement and nonlocality
  • Quantum chaos
  • Theory of open quantum systems
  • Theory of quantum measurement
  • Continuous variable quantum computing

Daniel Gottesman

(Perimeter Institute)

  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum complexity theory
  • Fault-tolerant quantum error-correction
David Jao
  • Post-quantum cryptography

  • Quantum security models

  • Quantum computation

Hamed Majedi
  • Superconducting and photonic devices for QIP
  • Single photon detectors
  • Novel quantum and electromagnetic phenomena and structures
  • Quantum nano-electrodynamics
  • Quantum photonics
Roger Melko
  • Theory of strongly-correlated many-body systems

Pierre-Nicholas Roy

  • Quantum molecular dynamics simulations
  • Quantum Monte Carlo
  • Feynman path integrals
  • Coherent molecular rotation in nano-superfluid clusters
  • Semiclassical dynamics
  • Biophysics
Rob Spekkens
  • Quantum information pertaining to the foundations of quantum theory

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