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.

“Realizing Exactly Solvable SU(N) Magnets with Thermal Atoms”, Physical Review A, vol. 93, no. 5, 2016. ,

“On Quantum Obfuscation”, 2016. ,

“Yang-Baxter operators need quantum entanglement to distinguish knots”, Journal of Physics A, vol. 49, no. 7, p. 075203, 2016. ,

“Partial-indistinguishability obfuscation using braids”, In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC14). 2014. ,

“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. ,

“Quantum Algorithms for Invariants of Triangulated Manifolds”, Quantum Info. Comput. Vol. , vol. 12, no. 9-10, pp. 843-863, 2012. ,

“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. ,

“Spectral Concentration of Positive Functions on Compact Groups”, Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications , vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 355-373, 2011. ,

“Approximating Turaev-Viro 3-manifold invariants is universal for quantum computation
”, Physical Review A, vol. 82, no. 4, 2010. ,

“Quantum Algorithms for Simon’s Problem over Nonabelian Groups”, ACM Trans. Algorithms, vol. 6, no. 1, 2010. ,

“Uncertainty principles for compact groups”, Illinois J. Math. , vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 1315-1324, 2008. ,

“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. ,

“Quantum Computing and the Hunt for Hidden Symmetry”, Bulletin of the EATCS, vol. 93, pp. 53-75, 2007. ,

“Decoherence in Quantum Walks on the Hypercube ”, Phys. Rev. A , vol. 76, no. 6, p. 062304, 2005. ,