Simone Severini

Simone Severini

Visiting Chair Professor


Brief Introduction

Simone Severini is a Reader in Physics of Information and a Royal Society University Research Fellow (2011-19) with the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL), and a Visiting Chair Professor with the Institute of Natural Sciences at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. At UCL, he started the Computer Science Quantum Interest Group http://quantum.cs.ucl.ac.uk/, and was a founding members of the UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute (UCLQ: http://www.uclq.org). He previously conducted research in several world-class academic institutions, including the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at UWaterloo, and at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in Cambridge, during several thematic programs. He is a Steering Committee Member of the Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC), a Member of the Computer Science Evaluation Group (2014-16) at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and he serves in the editorial board of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (2016-18). His research is at the interplay of physics, information theory, and discrete mathematics. (See http://www.qciao.org/ and http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapsse/)

Research Interests

Quantum Information Theory, Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics, Classical Information Theory, Analysis of Complex Systems.

Selected Publications