Habib University Professor, Student to Jointly Present at Global Conference in Canada

Habib University’s Dr. Jibran Rashid and Syed Affan Aslam will be presenting their collaborative research at the 19th Conference on Quantum Information Processing.

HABIB UNIVERSITY, January 7, 2016: Two members of the Habib University community will be departing today (January 7) to Calgary, Canada for the 19th Conference on Quantum Information Processing.

Dr. Jibran Rashid, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Habib University, and sophomore Syed Affan Aslam will be presenting the findings of research they did in collaboration with Research Assistant Talha Lateef to a global gathering of scientists, researchers and professionals from a diverse range of fields.

The objective of the Quantum Information Processing (QIP) conference series is to gather the theoretical quantum information community to present and discuss the latest groundbreaking work in the field. Since 1998, the series has featured breakthroughs by leaders in the disciplines of computing, cryptography, information theory, mathematics and physics.

This year’s conference is being hosted by the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Rashid, an alum of the University of Calgary, is part of the conference’s Organizing Committee. His research interests lie in quantum information and computation, theoretical computer science and educational technologies. Affan Aslam has been investigating the properties of quantum correlations under the supervision of Dr. Rashid for almost a year.

“Dr. Jibran’s approach to research is incredible,” Aslam said. “After I explained my interest in philosophy and theoretical computer science to him, he helped me in any way he could – referring me to literature, sharing his research with me and so on.”

“The research I am presenting with Dr. Rashid is titled ‘Distillability of GHZ Correlations’. I’m privileged to be part of the work Dr. Rashid did during his Ph.D. He allowed me to add to it and expand the problem we were investigating,” Aslam said. The team plans to publish a generalization of their current results during 2016.

QIP 2016 is the nineteenth international conference on theoretical aspects of quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information in a series that started in Aarhus in 1998 and was last held in 2015 in Sydney.

For more information on the conference, visit: http://ucalgary.ca/qip2016/


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