Gorjan Alagic

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Associate Research Scientist
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Gorjan Alagic is an Associate Research Scientist at QuICS and UMIACS. His research lies at the intersection of theoretical computer science and mathematics, with a particular focus on quantum algorithms and cryptography. In quantum algorithms, he studies computational problems related to topology and algebra. In cryptography, his interests include quantum-secure cryptographic primitives and program obfuscation. Gorjan previously held research positions at Caltech, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Copenhagen. He did his doctorate work with Alexander Russell at the University of Connecticut.




G. Alagic and Majenz, C., Quantum Non-malleability and Authentication, In: Katz J., Shacham H. (eds) Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Cham, vol. 10402, 2017.


G. Alagic, Broadbent, A., Fefferman, B., Gagliardoni, T., Schaffner, C., and Jules, M. St., Computational Security of Quantum Encryption, in Computational Security of Quantum Encryption. In: Nascimento A., Barreto P. (eds) Information Theoretic Security. , 2016.


G. Alagic, Jeffery, S., and Jordan, S. P., Partial-indistinguishability obfuscation using braids, In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC14). 2014.
G. Alagic, Bapat, A., and Jordan, S. P., Classical simulation of Yang-Baxter gates, 9th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2014), vol. 27, pp. 161-175, 2014.


G. Alagic and Bering, E. A., Quantum Algorithms for Invariants of Triangulated Manifolds, Quantum Info. Comput. Vol. , vol. 12, no. 9-10, pp. 843-863, 2012.


S. P. Jordan and Alagic, G., Approximating the Turaev-Viro Invariant of Mapping Tori is Complete for One Clean Qubit, In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC11). 2011.
G. Alagic and Russell, A., Spectral Concentration of Positive Functions on Compact Groups, Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications , vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 355-373, 2011.



G. Alagic and Russell, A., Uncertainty principles for compact groups, Illinois J. Math. , vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 1315-1324, 2008.


G. Alagic, Moore, C., and Russell, A., Quantum Algorithms for Simon’s Problem over General Groups, SODA '07: Proceedings of the eighteenth annual ACM-SIAM symposium on Discrete algorithms, pp. 1217–1224, 2007.
G. Alagic and Russell, A., Quantum Computing and the Hunt for Hidden Symmetry, Bulletin of the EATCS, vol. 93, pp. 53-75, 2007.


G. Alagic and Russell, A., Decoherence in Quantum Walks on the Hypercube , Phys. Rev. A , vol. 76, no. 6, p. 062304, 2005.