Quantum Computing Lab
Sevag Gharibian
Junior Professor
Bio
Sevag obtained his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Waterloo in Canada under the supervision of Dr. Richard Cleve. He taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Fall 2012, and from 2013-2014 was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Dr. Umesh Vazirani at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded Canada's top postdoctoral fellowship in 2013, the NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and was also a Simons Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley. From 2014 to 2018, he was an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University in the USA, and since 2018 is a Junior Professor in Computer Science at Universität Paderborn, Germany. He served from 2016 to 2018 as Secretary on the Board of Trustees of the Computational Complexity Conference (CCC), and is a Founding Editor of the open-access journal Quantum.
Research Interests
Exact and approximation algorithms, complexity theory, quantum computation.
Contact
Office: F2.313 (Heinz Nixdorf Institut)
Email: sevag.gharibian((at))upb((dot))de
Twitter: @sevag_gharibian
Phone: (+49) 5251 60 6327
CV
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Jannes Stubbemann
Master's Candidate
Bio
Jannes Stubbemann is a Computer Science Masters Student at the University of Paderborn. He received his Bachelor‘s degree from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, in 2014, and in 2016 co-founded Swarms Technologies, a mobile crowdworking app to generate datasets for AI applications. In 2018, he returned to Paderborn to write his masters thesis under the supervision of Jun. Prof. Dr. Sevag Gharibian. His work focuses on the classical simulation of quantum circuits using restricted Boltzmann machines.
Research Interests
Neural Networks; Deep Learning; Quantum Computation, in particular Quantum Machine Learning
Contact
Email: stubbi((at))upb((dot))de

Daniel Warkentin
Master's Candidate
Bio
Daniel Warkentin is a Business Informatics Master Student at the University of Paderborn. He received his Bachelor‘s degree from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Germany, in 2017 in cooperation with SAP. Directly after that time he started the Master Program in the University of Paderborn to get a more mathematical and theoretical focus. In 2020 he started to write his master’s thesis under the supervision of Jun. Prof. Dr. Sevag Gharibian. His work focuses on how to quantumly speed up classical dynamic programing algorithms.
Research Interests
Quantum Computation, Algorithms and Complexity Theory, Dynamic Programming.
Contact
Email: danielwa((at))campus((dot))uni-paderborn((dot))de



Alumni (Reverse Chronological Order)



Jianqiang Li, PhD Candidate, VCU, 2016-2018
(Currently PhD Candidate at Pennsylvania State University under Prof. Sean Hallgren due to my move to Uni Paderborn, I continue to informally co-supervise Jianqiang)







Seyran Saeedi, PhD Candidate, VCU, 2015-2018
(Currently PhD Candidate at VCU under Prof. Tomasz Arodz due to my move to Uni Paderborn)







Justin Yirka, Undergraduate Research Assistant, VCU, 2015-2017
(Currently PhD student with Scott Aaronson at UT Austin)







Aidan Collins, Undergraduate Research Assistant, VCU, 2014-2015