Group Members
Tim Spiller
is a Distinguished Technologist. Tim's main QIPC
research interest is quantum hardware theory, examples being
superconducting circuits, magnetic and other solid state systems
and nonlinear devices such as Josephson and EIT systems,
and the transformation of quantum information science into
actual technologies.
Other related interests include decoherence and general quantum
phenomena in condensed matter systems. He Coordinated QUIPROCONE,
the Quantum
Information Processing & Communications Network of
Excellence for the European Commission (20002003). He was
founding
chair of the UK Institute of Physics Quantum
Information, Quantum Optics and Quantum Control (QQQ)
subject group, and is on the Board of the UK ESPRC Quantum
Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research
Collaboration (QIP IRC).
Bill Munro is a Master
Technologist
within HP Lab's Quantum Information Processing group
located in Bristol. His current interests have focussed around the practical
implementation for optical and solid state quantum hardware, the generation of
optical nonlinearities, the characterisation of quantum states and processes,
novel quantum communication protocols (including short range QKD) and quantum
metrology. He has recently developed a weak nonlinearity approaches to optical
quantum computation. Finally, Bill also has a keen interest in the foundational
tests of quantum theory.
Keith Harrison is a Master Technologist
within HP Lab's Quantum Information Processing Group and
also within the Systems Security Lab. Keith's work within the QIP Group is
in QKD.
Radu Ionicioiu
is a Research Fellow within HP Lab's Quantum Information Processing
Group at Bristol. His interest in the newly emerging field of quantum
computation was stimulated by the existence of an undecidable problem in quantum
gravity (4manifolds are unclassifiable) and by the natural question if this
would be solvable on a quantum computer (the answer, disappointingly, turned out
to be negative).
Research Fellow  To be hired.
Research Fellow  To be hired.
QIP Group Associates
& Former Members
Adrian Kent, a former member of the QIP Group, is currently a lecturer at DAMTP, University of Cambridge and member of the Cambridge Centre for Quantum Computation. His research covers a broad area from the foundations of quantum theory and quantum information theory to devising new unconditionally secure cryptographic protocols and other technological applications. A major current interest is developing a more systematic understanding of quantum cryptography and of relativistic cryptography; that is, characterising the cryptographic tasks which can be implemented securely by relying on quantum theory, special relativity, or both.
Kae
Nemoto is a Professor in the
recently formed Quantum Information Science group at the
National Institute of Informatics (NII). This research
institute based in Tokyo, Japan is focused on creating
future value in the discipline of informatics, through
advancing integrated research and development activities in
informationrelated fields, including networking, software,
and content. Professor Nemoto is a member of the
Principles of Informatics Division and her research
interests are focused around quantum computation and
information processing, quantum and atom optics, quantum
nonlinear dynamics and the foundations of quantum mechanics
. In particular, she is currently investigating the
requirements for true quantum computation and the various
routes by which it may be achieved.
Pieter Kok holds a degree in Foundations of Quantum Theory
from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands (1997) and
received his PhD in physics from the University of Wales,
Bangor (2001).
Pieter's research interests include relativistic quantum
information theory, linear optical implementations of quantum
communication and computation protocols, quantum teleportation
and the interpretation of quantum theory. Pieter is also one
of the codevelopers of quantum interferometric optical lithography.
Pieter is currently a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics, Low Dimensional
Structures and Devices Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of
Sheffield.
Sean Barrett
gained a BA and MSc in Physics at Cambridge University in 1999. Between 1999 and 2002 he was a post graduate student in the Physics Department at Cambridge University. He joined HP Labs in January 2003.
Although Sean is primarily interested in theoretical physics, much of his inspiration is drawn from close collaboration with experimental physicists. During his post graduate studies he contributed to a practical proposal for solid state quantum computation using sodium impurities in silicon, which is presently being pursued by researchers in the Semiconductor Physics Group at Cambridge. He has also engaged in fruitful collaborations with scientists at the Centre for Quantum Computer Technology in Australia.
Sean is now a Research Fellow in the Quantum Optics and Laser Science group at
Imperial College, London.
Joanna Duligall was a Research Fellow within
HP Lab's Quantum Information Processing Group at Bristol.
She worked building a prototype of a low cost, short range quantum
cryptography system capable of operating in daylight conditions. This work is
intended to explore the possibility of using such a system for consumer
applications without compromising on security.
Gregor Tanner is a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, who has worked in the QIP group on a Royal Society Industrial Fellowship in 2002. His work involves crossing and recrossing the delicate boundary between classical and quantum mechanics in an attempt to understand how classical dynamics influences quantum phenomena. In recent years he has developed a keen interest in quantum networks and random matrix theory and has given criteria for universality in statistical properties of spectra of quantum graphs depending on the topology of the underlying network.
This work has implications for the design and fault tolerance of quantum registers
and quantum circuits. Other research interests range from
nonlinear dynamics and ergodic theory to quantum chaos in
few body problems like atoms and molecules and the study of
dynamical localisation effects in scalar and vectorial wave
equations.
Denzil
Rodrigues completed his PHD in Bristol in 2003, where
he studied superconducting charge qubits. After working for
three months at HP Labs on electromagnetically induced transparency,
he now has a postdoctoral position at Nottingham University.
He is now investigating the behaviour of nano mechanical systems
coupled to single electron transistors.
Anthony Chefles was a
Research Fellow within HP Lab's Quantum Information
Processing Group at Bristol. He has previously held postdoctoral and lecturing
positions at the Universities of Strathclyde and Hertfordshire, NUI Maynooth and
University College Dublin. His work focuses on the theory of quantum states and
channels (processes) with applications to quantum information science.
University Support
In 2008 Professor Kae Nemoto and her group from
NII were awarded one of the inaugural
HP Labs Innovation Research Awards. These awards are designed to create
opportunities  at colleges, universities and research institutes around the
world  for breakthrough collaborative research with HP. Her research award is
focussed on Distributed Quantum Information Processing and Hybrid Quantum
Devices.
HP has previously supported
Sandu Popescu in the
Theoretical Physics Group at the University of Bristol, UK.
Dr Renato Renner and
Dr Jonathan Barrett at the Centre for Quantum Computation,
University of Cambridge UK.
Dr. Axel Kuhn
at the
Clarendon Laboratory,
University of Oxford UK.
EPSRC Case Students
Rebecca Ronke
Department of Physics, University of York
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/phys/research/cmt/damico/index.htm
Katherine Brown
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds
http://www.qi.leeds.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=125&Itemid=47
Fabio Grazioso
Department of Materials, University of Oxford
http://www.materials.ox.ac.uk/peoplepages/smithj.html
Former EPSRC Case Students: Denzil Rodrigues (Bristol); Moritz Reuter
(Imperial College); Joanna Duligall (Bristol); Joshua Nunn (Oxford), Catherine
Jarvis (Bristol).
