Senior researcher at CWI and assistant professor at UvA (ILLC, IoP, KdVI)
Email: maris at cwi.nl
Research lines: Quantum information science and Quantum algorithms
Maris Ozols received a Bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Latvia (2006) and a Master’s degree (2009) and PhD (2012) in mathematics at the University of Waterloo. From 2012-2013 he was a postdoctoral researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the US, and from 2014-2016 he was a postdoc at the University of Cambridge. Before coming to QuSoft he held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Cambridge.
Maris’ primary field of research is quantum information science and quantum algorithms. His most significant work to date is on quantum algorithms, entanglement, and its role in communication. He has given invited presentations at workshops in the US, Canada, and Europe, and his work has regularly appeared in top conferences such as QIP.
At QuSoft he plans to explore connections between representation theory and quantum algorithms and information by considering computational problems with an extreme degree of symmetry. His goal is to find applications of these insights to quantum cryptography.
Hari Krovi, Frédéric Magniez, Maris Ozols, Jérémie Roland, Quantum walks can find a marked element on any graph, Algorithmica 74(2), pp. 851–907 (2016). https://arxiv.org/abs/1002.2419
Toby Cubitt, David Elkouss, William Matthews, Maris Ozols, David Pérez-García, Sergii Strelchuk, Unbounded number of channel uses may be required to detect quantum capacity, Nat. Commun. 6, article 6739 (2015). https://arxiv.org/abs/1408.5115
Eric Chitambar, Debbie Leung, Laura Mančinska, Maris Ozols, Andreas Winter, Everything you always wanted to know about LOCC (but were afraid to ask), Commun. Math. Phys. 328(1), pp. 303–326 (2014). https://arxiv.org/abs/1210.4583