Nationality Latvian | Name Andris Ambainis Doctoral advisor Umesh Vazirani | |

Born 18 January 1975 (age 48)
Daugavpils, Latvia (1975-01-18) Alma mater University of Latvia University of California, Berkeley Known for Quantum walks Quantum algorithms Quantum complexity theory Notable awards International Mathematical Olympiad gold medal (1991) Education University of California, Berkeley, University of Latvia Fields Quantum information, Quantum computing, Theoretical computer science | ||

Institutions University of Latvia |

## Quantum computing the story of a wild idea andris ambainis at tedxriga 2013

**Andris Ambainis** (born 18 January 1975) is a Latvian computer scientist active in the fields of quantum information theory and quantum computing. He has held past positions at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. He is currently a professor in the Faculty of Computing at the University of Latvia. He received a Bachelors (1996), Masters (1997), and Doctorate (1997) in Computer Science from the University of Latvia, as well as a Ph.D. (2001) from the University of California, Berkeley. Ambainis has contributed extensively to quantum information processing and foundations of quantum mechanics, mostly through his work on quantum walks and lower bounds for quantum query complexity. In 1991 he received a perfect score and gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad. He won an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2008.

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