Emanuel Knill

1984 MS/BS Physics University of Massachusetts at Boston
1984-6 Res. Asst. Nuclear Physics Massachusetts Inst. Tech.
1991 Ph.D. Mathematics University of Colorado at Boulder
  Thesis: ``Generalized Degrees and Densities for Families of Sets''
  Adviser: R. Laver
1991-2 Res. Assoc. Computer Science Technical University of Nova Scotia
1992-5 Postdoc   Los Alamos Nat. Lab.
1995-2003 Technical Staff Member   Los Alamos Nat. Lab.
2003-present Scientist, Fellow   Nat. Inst. St. & Tech.

Research Areas

My work consists of developing and applying mathematical and physical tools to better understand the limitations and utilize the capabilities of information processing resources. I use ideas and results from discrete mathematics, linear and multilinear algebra, information theory, the theory of computation and theoretical physics, which I have applied to automated reasoning, learning theory, numerical methods and the human genome project. Since 1996, my focus has been on quantum information processing, with contributions to quantum coding theory, models of computation, algorithms and technology.

Quantum information processing: The theoretical, experimental and technological areas covering the use of quantum mechanics for communication and computation.

Most of my work is available at arXiv.org.