Thomas Vidick

Thomas Vidick

Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 2007; M.S., 2007; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2014-17; Associate Professor, 2017-18; Professor, 2018-.


Research Group Matters
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241 Annenberg IST Center

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Research Overview

Professor Vidick’s research is situated at the interface of theoretical computer science, quantum information and cryptography. He is interested in applying techniques from computer science, such as complexity theory, to study problems in quantum computing. He has investigated the role of entanglement in multi-prover interactive proof systems and obtained the first substantial computational hardness results on the power of entangled provers. Entanglement also plays a major role in quantum cryptography, and he has made important contributions to the field of device-independent cryptography. He is also interested in using quantum information theory to shed new light on fundamental techniques in theoretical computer science such as semidefinite programming and approximation algorithms.

List of Research Areas

Quantum information

Complexity theory


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