Stacey Jeffery appointed professor of Quantum Information at UvA

CWI's researcher Stacey Jeffery has been appointed professor of Quantum Information at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Publication date
27 Mar 2024

As a part-time full professor at the UvA, Stacey Jeffery will continue her research in quantum algorithms, working closely with colleagues at the KdVI, particularly within the discrete math and quantum information research unit.

Jeffery's previous research has delved into various facets of quantum computing and theoretical computer science. Notably, she has made significant contributions to quantum walk algorithms and other techniques for designing quantum algorithms. Her research has shed light on the power and limitations of quantum computing, paving the way for further advancements in the field and enriching our understanding of quantum information processing and its implications for computational tasks.

Stacey Jeffery got her PhD from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing, in Canada, before doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech. Since 2017, she has been a senior researcher in the Algorithms and Complexity research group at CWI (the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands) where she has held a Veni grant and currently holds an ERC Starting Grant. She is also a member of Qusoft, the Dutch research center for quantum software & technology, a collaboration between CWI and the UvA. Last year she won the first Quantum Delta NL award, along with Julia Cramer, for their work in co-founding WIQD, a network for women working in quantum computing in the Netherlands.

At the UvA, she will teach a Masters course in advanced quantum algorithms in the new Quantum Master's.

Stacey Jeffery stays affiliated with CWI as a senior researcher for four days a week.