QUASAR

Members

Professors

Anne Broadbent

Anne Broadbent

University of Ottawa
Faculty Member
Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Complexity and Quantum Information

Professor Broadbent is the University of Ottawa Research Chair in Quantum Information and Cryptography.

Benoit Collins

Benoit Collins

Kyoto University
Faculty Member
Operator Algebras, Random Matrix, Quantum information

Math PhD in 2003, worked in France (CNRS), uOttawa and Kyoto U

Delaram Kahrobaei

Delaram Kahrobaei

City University of New York
Faculty Member
Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography

Professor Delaram Kahrobaei is the University Dean for Research at the City University of New York and a full Professor in the Computer Science and Mathematics departments at Queens College (CUNY). She is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Center for Cyber Security at the New York University as well as the President/co-founder of a university start-up Infoshield, Inc.

Hadi Salmasian

Hadi Salmasian

University of Ottawa
Faculty Member
Representation theory and its interactions with algebraic combinatoric and supergeomety.

I am a Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Ottawa, and a former Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. I am interested in applications of Lie algebras, root systems, and finite groups of Lie type in cryptography and quantum information theory.

Jason Crann

Jason Crann

Carleton University
Faculty Member
Operator algebras, quantum groups, quantum information

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University. In addition to QUASAR, I am a member of the Joint Analysis Group between uOttawa and Carleton. I am also an Affiliate Member of the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo.

Monica Nevins

Monica Nevins

University of Ottawa
Faculty Member
Representation Theory, Post-Quantum Cryptography

I earned my PhD (MIT) in 1998, and was a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow (uAlberta) before coming to uOttawa, where I am now a Full Professor. I specialize in the representation theory of p-adic groups, which provides me with a plethora of algebraic tools with which to explore mathematical and post-quantum cryptography.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Allan Merino

Allan Merino

University of Ottawa
Postdoctoral Fellow
Hadi Salmasian
Representation Theory, Character Theory, Howe Duality

I obtained my PhD in Mathematics in 2018 from the University of Lorraine (France). Before coming to uOttawa, I spent three years at the National University of Singapore working as a Research Fellow.

Martti Karvonen

Martti Karvonen

University of Ottawa
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anne Broadbent
Category theory and its applications

I work somewhere between category theory and the foundations of quantum computing. Currently, I'm interested in contextuality, isotropy, and quantum cryptography. I've been a postdoc at uOttawa since 2019, before which I completed my PhD in Edinburgh and my MSc in Oxford.

Arthur Mehta

Arthur Mehta

University of Ottawa
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anne Broadbent
Quantum graphs, non-local games, quantum computational supremacy

Arthur completed his M.Math in pure mathematics at the University of Waterloo, and PhD in mathematics at the University of Toronto prior to his position at uOttawa. His interests are focused on exploring problems that lie at the intersection of pure mathematics, computer science and physics.

Students

Peter Yuen

Peter Yuen

University of Ottawa
PhD Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Cryptography

I have a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan and a M.Sc. from McGill University. My M.Sc. work was centered around conformal geometry. I have since redirected my focus to researching quantum cryptography and the ways in which it can be made more practical. I also enjoy all coffee-related things.

Sébastien Lord

Sébastien Lord

University of Ottawa
PhD Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Cryptography

I hold a B.Sc. from l'Université de Moncton as well as an M.Sc. from the University of Ottawa. As an undergraduate student, I did research in the field of particle physics phenomenology before shifting to quantum cryptography for my graduate studies. In my free time, I enjoy solving crossword puzzles.

Christopher Battarbee

Christopher Battarbee

University of York
PhD Student
Delaram Kahrobaei
Post-quantum Cryptography

I am a PhD student under Professor Kahrobaei at the University of York. As a maths graduate I am effectively an applied algebraist; my research deals with the cryptanalysis of proposed group-based crypto schemes. Out of hours I collect vinyl records and drink ale.

Eric Culf

Eric Culf

University of Ottawa
MSc Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Cryptography
Sherry Wang

Sherry Wang

University of Ottawa
MCS Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Cryptography

Hello! I’m Sherry (she/her), and I'm a Master's student in Computer Science with Prof. Broadbent and Prof. Adams at the University of Ottawa.

Pierre Botteron

Pierre Botteron

Université de Toulouse (Paul Sabatier)
MSc Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Information Theory

Hi! I'm a French student, currently doing my master's thesis under the co-direction of Anne Broadbent (Ottawa), Ion Nechita and Clément Pellegrini (Toulouse). We work on the link between post-quantum strategies in CHSH game and communication complexity.

Alumni

Katarina Spasojevic

Katarina Spasojevic

University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Student
Monica Nevins
Cryptography
Lidong Xu

Lidong Xu

University of Ottawa
Visiting Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Cryptography
Christine Schuknecht

Christine Schuknecht

University of Ottawa
MSc Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Cryptography
Faouzi Al Haj Saeed

Faouzi Al Haj Saeed

University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Student
Anne Broadbent
Nonlocal Games
Rabib Islam

Rabib Islam

University of Ottawa
PhD Student
Anne Broadbent
Quantum Cryptography

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Supartha Podder

Supartha Podder

University of Ottawa
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anne Broadbent
Complexity theory, Quantum computing
Filip Stojanovic

Filip Stojanovic

University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Student
Monica Nevins
Cryptography
Maria Perepechaenko

Maria Perepechaenko

University of Ottawa
MSc Student
Monica Nevins
Post-quantum cryptography
Michael Sloan

Michael Sloan

Carleton University
Undergraduate Student
Jason Crann
Representation Theory
Nicolas Castro

Nicolas Castro

University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Student
Hadi Salmasian
Spherical t-designs and Unitary t-designs

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Nolive Gnan

Nolive Gnan

University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Student
Monica Nevins
Post Quantum Cryptography
Anna Kis

Anna Kis

University of Waterloo
Undergraduate Student
Monica Nevins
Quantum algorithms/hidden subgroup problem

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