John Watrous

John Watrous
Faculty, Professor

John Watrous received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1998. After a one year postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratoire d'Informatique Théorique et Quantique at the Université de Montréal, he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary as a faculty member. He moved to the University of Waterloo in July 2006, as a faculty member in the School of Computer Science and a member of the Institute for Quantum Computing.


Current projects

  • Theory of quantum information
  • Quantum complexity theory

Degrees

  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
  • MS in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • BS in Computer Science and Mathematics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992

Awards & honours

  • Senior Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellow, 2009–2012
  • Affiliate Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Tier II Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computing, 2002–2006

Positions

Title Location When
Professor School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo 2012-present
Associate Professor School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo 2006–2012
Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary 2003–2006
Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary 1999–2003
Postdoctoral Fellow Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montreal 1998–1999