Debbie Leung

Faculty, Canada Research Chair
Debbie Leung
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Debbie joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo in 2005. Before that, she was a Tolman postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Quantum Information, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), after spending four months at the Workshop on Quantum Computation, September-December, 2002, at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, and a two-year stay at the Physics of Information group at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, 2000-2002. After a B.S. in Ph/Ma from Caltech in 1995, she did a PhD in Physics at Stanford under the supervision of Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto and Professor Isaac Chuang.

Current projects

  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum communications
  • Measurement-based quantum computation
  • Fault-tolerant quantum computation and error correction

Teaching affiliations

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses, Departments of Math and Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo

Degrees

  • PhD in Physics, Stanford University, 2000
  • BSc in Physics and Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 1995

Awards & honours

  • Tier II Canada Research Chair in Quantum Communications, 2005–2010
  • Richard C. Tolman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Physics, Caltech, 2002-2005
  • Croucher Foundation Fellowship, 2002-2005

Major positions

Title Location When
Professor Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo 2015-present
Associate Professor Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo 2010-2015
Assistant Professor Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo 2005-2010
Faculty Member IQC 2005-Present
Quantum Information Processing Program member Canadian Institute For Advanced Research 2005-Present
Affiliate Member Perimeter Institute 2005-Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dave Touchette
Dave Touchette

Graduate Research Assistant

Bingjie Wang
Bingjie Wang