Wim van Dam's Scientific Biography

Wim van Dam's research focuses on the theory of quantum computation and quantum communication. His main interest is in the development of new quantum algorithms that give an exponential speed-up when compared with traditional, classical algorithms.

Van Dam received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oxford, UK in 2000 and in 2002 he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Before joining the Computer Science Department at UCSB in July 2004 and the Physics Department in July 2005 as an assistant professor, he was a postdoc at UC Berkeley, HP Labs Palo Alto, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and MIT. He is now a professor at the departments of computer science and physics at UC Santa Barbara.

Wim van Dam
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110
United States of America

Harold Frank Hall, Room 2151
fax: +1 805 893 8553

last update: 2018-07-02 by vandam@ucsb.edu