Andrew Childs is an associate professor of computer science and co-director of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS).
Childs is an expert in the theory of quantum information processing, with a particular emphasis on algorithms for quantum computers.
Before joining the University of Maryland, he was an associate professor in the Combinatorics & Optimization department and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.
Childs received his doctorate in physics from MIT in 2004. After receiving his doctorate, he was a DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He is a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
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