About the Authors

Andrew M. Childs

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and

Institute for Quantum Computing

University of Waterloo

amchilds[ta]umd[td]edu

https://cs.umd.edu/~amchilds

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and

Institute for Quantum Computing

University of Waterloo

amchilds[ta]umd[td]edu

https://cs.umd.edu/~amchilds

**Andrew Childs**received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 2004, advised by Edward Farhi. His research focuses on quantum algorithms, including quantum walks on graphs, quantum simulation, quantum algorithms for algebraic problems, and quantum query complexity. From 2007 to 2014 he worked at the University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and the Institute for Quantum Computing. He is now at the University of Maryland, where he co-directs the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science.

David Gosset

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and

Institute for Quantum Computing

University of Waterloo

dngosset[ta]gmail[td]com

http://www.davidgosset.com

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and

Institute for Quantum Computing

University of Waterloo

dngosset[ta]gmail[td]com

http://www.davidgosset.com

**David Gosset**completed his Ph.D. in 2011, under the supervision of Edward Farhi at MIT. His research interests include quantum algorithms, quantum walks, Hamiltonian complexity, quantum circuit synthesis, and other areas in the theory of quantum computation. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter and the Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at Caltech.

Zak Webb

Department of Physics & Astronomy and

Institute for Quantum Computing

University of Waterloo

zakwwebb[ta]gmail[td]com

http://zakwebb.me

Department of Physics & Astronomy and

Institute for Quantum Computing

University of Waterloo

zakwwebb[ta]gmail[td]com

http://zakwebb.me

**Zak Webb**is a graduate student in physics at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, advised by Andrew Childs. His research interests include quantum walks on graphs and quantum Hamiltonian complexity.