Patrick Hayden

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Patrick Hayden


Contact Information

School of Computer Science
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Research Interests

  • Complexity and Cryptography
  • Shannon Theory


Patrick Hayden is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Information. Prior to joining McGill in 2004, he spent three years as a Sherman Fairchild Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He obtained his D.Phil. in Physics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from McGill. His current fascination with quantum information processing was foreshadowed early; as a high school student, he worked summers writing networking software and graphics code for an operating systems company with the curiously prescient, if premature, name Quantum Software Systems. In 2007, he received a Sloan Research Fellowship.

Dr. Hayden's research focuses on finding efficient methods for performing the communication tasks that will be required for large-scale quantum information processing. This includes methods for reliably sending quantum states through noisy media, methods for reliably encrypting or otherwise protecting quantum information from unauthorized manipulation, and protocols to enable multiple parties to process quantum information with a minimum of communication.

Participation & Positions:

Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Quantum Information Theory, 07/01/08 until 06/30/11)

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Upcoming Events

NSF Workshop on Low-Latency Wireless Random-Access at MIT
02-03 Nov 2017 | MIT Grier Room 34-401, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
2017 IEEE Information Theory Workshop
06-10 Nov 2017 | Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Fano Memorial in Turin
10 Nov 2017 | Turin, Salone d'onore del Castello del Valentino.