Optics & Quantum Information Group
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(Autonomous Inst. under DAE, Govt. of India)
IV Cross Road, CIT Campus, Taramani
Chennai - 600113, India



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  Education and Previous Affiliations

  1. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  2. University College Cork, Ireland
  3. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
  4. Institute for Quantum Computing, Canada
  5. Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK
  6. New College, University of Oxford, UK
  7. National College - Jayanagar, Bangalore, India

I am a faculty member in the theoretical physics unit of The Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Recently, I have also been inducted as an Affiliate Member of the Institute For Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada.

  Research Interests

Primary research interest of our group are broadly in the area of Quantum Information Sciences with particular interest in topics related to :
  1. Quantum Information and Quantum Simulations
  2. Quantum Algorithms : Quantum walks and quantum cellular automata
  3. Relativistic quantum physics and particle physics using qubits
  4. Quantum open systems
  5. Quantum many body systems, ultracold atoms(BECs) and quantum phase transitions


  1. Quantum Mechanics -1 :   Graduate Course  -  August 2015 -December 2015
  2. Quantum Information and Quantum Computation :   Elective   -  January 2016 -May 2016
  3. Quantum Mechanics -1 :   (jointly with S. Ghosh)   -  August 2015 -December 2016
  4. Quantum Information and Quantum Computation :   Elective   -  January 2017 -May 2017

  Notable Scholarships / Fellowships

  1. Ramanujan Fellowship - 2015 -2020 (availing only research grants)
    Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
  2. Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Fellowship - 2007-2009
    Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada
  3. Rhodes Scholarship - 2002-2005; University of Oxford, UK

  Brief Biography

I completed my B.Sc from National College (Jayanagar) Bangalore, India. In 2002, I moved to University of Oxford, UK on Rhodes Scholarship.  At Oxford, I worked on experimental Bose-Einstein condensates in Ultra-cold quantum matter group(Prof. C. J. Foot’s group), Clarendon Laboratory. While at Oxford, my interest towards theoretical aspects of quantum information theory and quantum computing lead me to Waterloo, Canada which houses Institute for Quantum Computing and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. At Waterloo, I worked under the guidelines of Prof. R. Laflamme and completed my Ph.D in the year 2009.