Fakultät für Informatik

Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

Am Fasanengarten 5

76 131 Karlsruhe

Germany

janzing[ta]ira[td]ura[td]de

http://iaks-www.ira.uka.de/home/janzing/

**Dominik Janzing**
studied physics and mathematics in Tübingen
(Germany)
and Cork (Ireland).
His main interests were the foundations of quantum
theory and
thermodynamics. In 1998, he completed his Ph.D.
thesis under the supervision of Manfred Wolff on the
relation
between quantum and classical dynamics in infinite
quantum spin chains.
When he joined the quantum computing group of Thomas
Beth in the
Faculty of Computer Science at the Universität
Karlsruhe
he did not
expect that he would ever write a
paper on complexity classes since his goal was
“only” to understand
the limits of quantum control. But while he was biking
in the forests around Karlsruhe he realized that
Pawel's and his results on the complexity of certain
quantum measurements allow us to define a
PromiseBQP-complete problem. When he was visiting
Pawel at Caltech, the California sun gave both of them
the strength to improve this idea.

Dominik enjoys hiking, especially when his girlfriend Steffi joins him. He also likes fancy furniture.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Central Florida

Orlando

FL 32816, USA

wocjan[ta]cs[td]ucf[td]edu

http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/~wocjan/

**Pawel Wocjan** obtained his Ph.D.
in CS from the University of Karlsruhe
in 2003 under the supervision of Thomas Beth. In his Ph.D.
thesis, entitled
“Computational Power of Hamiltonians in Quantum
Computing”,
he focused mainly on problems in quantum control
theory such as designing efficient decoupling,
time-inversion schemes, and Hamiltonian simulation
schemes.
As a postdoctoral scholar in CS at the Institute for
Quantum Information
at the California Institute of
Technology from August 2004 till August 2006, he
became more and more
interested in classical and quantum complexity theory
and the design of
efficient quantum algorithms. He joined the School of
Electrical
Engineering at the University of Central Florida
as an Assistant Professor in August 2006,
where he continues his work on the computer-science
challenges in
quantum information science.

He enjoys discussions with Dominik (not only about work!), spending time with his wife Ania, traveling to Europe to see his family and his friends, and many other things which make life so great.