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New NSF-funded faculty position

Monday, October 26, 2020
A three-year grant for the Department of Computer Science will help support a faculty member in quantum information theory.
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In April, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced it was funding a three-year, $750,000 grant for the Tufts Department of Computer Science to hire a new faculty member in the field of quantum information theory. Computer Science Professor and Department Chair Kathleen Fisher is the principal investigator (PI) on the grant, which she developed with significant support from Associate Professor Peter Love from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The hiring process began in September by convening an interdepartmental search committee. Members include Jeff Foster (Associate Chair and Professor, Computer Science), Lenore Cowen (Professor, Computer Science), Kathleen Fisher (Professor and Chair, Computer Science), Donna Slonim (Professor, Computer Science), Diane Souvaine (Professor, Computer Science), Peter Love (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Mark Hempstead (Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Xiaozhu Hu (Associate Professor, Mathematics).

According to the public award statement on the NSF website, “This hire will contribute to research in quantum information science and to training the next generation of quantum information scientists who will go on to achieve the goals of the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Act.  The new faculty hire in Computer Science at Tufts University will work on questions in quantum algorithms and the use of existing, near-term and far-future quantum computers.”

Please click here to read more about or apply for this new faculty position for September 2021. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020.