About the Author
Ashwin Nayak
Ashwin Nayak
Associate Professor
Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, and Institute for Quantum Computing,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Ashwin Nayak received his B.Tech. in 1995 from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his Ph.D. in 1999 from University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. dissertation on quantum computation and communication was supervised by Umesh V. Vazirani, and he continues to research quantum algorithms and protocols. When he can wrest himself away from his computer, he dabbles in yoga. He hopes that its teaching of detachment will one day free him of this device.