Quantum Computing Lab
Sevag Gharibian
Junior Professor
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) (currently acts as Past Secretary from 2018 to 2019), and is a Founding Editor of the open-access journal Quantum.
Research Interests
Exact and approximation algorithms, complexity theory, quantum computation.
Office: F2.313 (Heinz Nixdorf Institut)
Email: sevag.gharibian((at))upb((dot))de
Twitter: @sevag_gharibian
Phone: (+49) 5251 60 6327
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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
(To begin PhD studies with Scott Aaronson at UT Austin)

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