Information for prospective graduate students interested in working with George Androulakis on Quantum Information



Ph.D. students in reverse chronological order

Theodoros Anastasiadis Current PhD student. Summer 2022-present.

Ryan McGaha Completed his Ph.D. in 2022. Thesis title: "The existence and quantum approximation of optimal pure state ensembles". Present position: Lockheed Martin.



Duncan Wright Completed his Ph.D. in 2019. Thesis title: "Dynamical entropy of quantum random walks". Present position: AMS Congressional Fellow.



Alexander Wiedemann Completed his Ph.D. in 2019. Thesis title: "On the generators of quantum dynamical semigroups". Present position: Visiting Assistant Professor at Rudolph-Macon College.



Rade Musulin Completed his Ph.D. in 2018. Thesis title: "Classical and Quantum Kac's chaos". Present position: Lecturer at Rowan University.



Matthew Ziemke Completed his Ph.D. in 2015. Thesis title: "Pettis Integration with applications to generators of Quantum Markov Semigroups". Present position: Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University.



Frank Sanacory Completed his Ph.D. in 2007. Thesis title: "The Richness of the space of operators on a Banach space". Present position: Associate Professor at SUNY College of Old Westbury.



Kevin Beanland Completed his Ph.D. in 2006. Thesis title: "A Hereditarily Indecomposable Banach Space and Embedding $\ell_\infty$ into the space of Operators". Present position: Professor at Washington and Lee University.





What is Quantum Information?

Quantum Information is the information that is carried and processed by molecules, atoms, photons and other elementary particles, according to the principles of Quantum Mechanics. The science of studying Quantum Information is called Quantum Information Science and it lies in the intersection of mathematics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and chemistry. The U.S. National Quantum Initiative Act defines Quantum Information Science as "the use of the laws of quantum physics for the storage, transmission, manipulation, computing, or measurement of information."

Here is the description of Quantum Information given by the American Physical Society.

Quantum Information was recently featured in the news of the American Physical Society.

The Division of Quantum Information has exhibited the most impressive growth during the last 5 years among all divisions of the American Physical Society, as you can see in this table which can be found in the website of the Unit Statistics of the American Physical Society



Explore more on your own via the following recommended book, videos and games:

The open access book Quantum Computing for the Quantum Curious by Hughes, Isaacson, Perry, Sun and Turner, has only high-school prerequisites, is very well written, and can pleasantly be the first encounter with the topic.

Sevag Gharibian's video on "Quantum Computing for Big Boys and Girls".

Andrea Morello discusses Quantum Computing from the electrical engineering point of view in this video.

John Preskill speaks about Quantum Information: Part I and Part II.

Scott Aaronson's lecture notes on "Introduction to Quantum Information Science".

Michael Nielsen's playlist "Quantum Computing for the determined".

Implement some of the algorithms from the article Quantum Algorithm Implementations for Beginners using the online drag-and-drop quantum circuit simulator Quirk developed by Craig Gidney.

John Martinis' video on "Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor".

Bas|ket>ball, Quantum TiqTaqToe, Quantum Chess and ⟨B|raket|S⟩ are some educational quantum games. Qplaylearn is an innovative platform to help learning Quantum Science in a playful way.



Here are some lists of open problems in Quantum Information:

Open Quantum Problems posted by IQOQI Vienna.

This article by R.F. Werner.



View job postings on Quantum Information in APS , Physics Today, Quantiki , QIPJobs, Quantum Computing Report , Quantum Flagship , Qspeak, IEEE JobSite, MathJobs, Computing Research Association and JobRxiv.



I strongly encourage the students who are interested in Quantum Information to attend some conferences on the subject. Update : Because of COVID-19 many of these conferences became webinars so now it is easier to attend! Moreover several Quantum Information online seminars emerged that I encourage the students to attend! Here is a list of some interesting conferences, online seminars and a podcast in Quantum Information that I suggest. Here is the website of the Quantum Information seminar at the University of South Carolina.


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