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Dr. Gottesman is a Research Scientist at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He obtained his PhD at Caltech in 1997, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Los Alamos National Lab and Microsoft Research, after which he served in the University of California, Berkeley computer science department as a Long-Term CMI Prize Fellow with the Clay Mathematics Institute. He currently works on quantum computation (particularly quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computation) and quantum cryptography. He developed the stabilizer code formalism for creating and describing a large class of quantum codes. He was also able to show that any stabilizer code could be used to perform fault-tolerant quantum computation. He was recently named to the Massachusett Institute for Technology (MIT) Technology Review's TR100: Top Young Innovators for 2003, and is a Canadian Institute for Advanced Knowledge (CIFAR) Scholar in the Quantum Information Processing program.