31 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5
Office Number: 425
Phone: (519) 569-7600x8581
Fax: (519) 569-7611
I am a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. I also am a Senior Scientist with the company Quantum Benchmark. I got my Ph.D. at Caltech in 1997, and did postdocs at Los Alamos National Lab and Microsoft Research, after which I served in the UC Berkeley CS department as a Long-Term CMI Prize Fellow with the Clay Mathematics Institute.
Most of my work is in the field of quantum computation and quantum information. I have worked in a number of subfields, particularly quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum complexity, and quantum cryptography. I am best known for developing the stabilizer code formalism for creating and describing a large class of quantum codes, and for work on performing quantum gates using quantum teleportation.
I was named to the MIT Technology Review's TR100: Top Young Innovators for 2003 and I am an APS Fellow.
I am married to Lucy Zhang. We have one son.
Here is a fairy tale I wrote one morning while I was in graduate school: Snow White and the Seven Quarks. It should not be taken to be representative of my own graduate experience.
Read my quantum error correction sonnet.
I was tapped to give an after-dinner speech at the QIP 2002 conference, and spoke about the penetration of quantum computation into popular culture.
Last Updated: Jan. 7, 2020