Teaching and Mentorship

Students mentored

  1. Eliot Niedercorn, Master’s thesis project at ULB, 2022-2023, co-supervised with Dr. Ognyan Oreshkov and Dr. Julian Wechs.
  2. Serene Shum, Marina Ansanelli, Adamantios Synanidis, and Shaikot Jahan Shuvo, during June 3-7, 2019, Undergraduate Summer School Program, Perimeter Institute. Co-supervised with Dr. Victoria Wright.
  3. Victoria Wright, a mathematics PhD student from the University of York, UK, during May 2019, when we initiated a collaboration on the connections between Gleason and Kochen-Specker theorems, which is still ongoing. Victoria is now a postdoctoral researcher at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona. We recently put out our first paper together, Victoria J. Wright and R. Kunjwal, arXiv:2109.13594 (2021).
  4. Shiv Akshar Yadavalli, from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, June-August 2018, a summer undergraduate research intern at Perimeter Institute. His Undergraduate Honors Thesis (‘Senior Thesis’), ‘Quantum Contextuality drives Quantum Advantage’, was based on work he did during, and after, his summer internship with me. Paper: S.A. Yadavalli and R. Kunjwal, Quantum 6, 839 (2022).
  5. Nikola Andrejic, from the University of Niš, Serbia, May-August 2017, a summer undergraduate research intern at the Perimeter Institute. This resulted in the publication N. Andrejic and R. Kunjwal, Phys. Rev. Research 2, 043147 (2020). There is also a joint preprint with Shiv and Nikola: S.A. Yadavalli, N. Andrejic, and R. Kunjwal, arXiv:2008.10100.
  6. Emily Kendall, Tomáš Gonda, and David Schmid, at the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) Winter school, January 23-27, 2017, at Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. This resulted in the publication T. Gonda et al.Quantum, 2, 87 (2018). Co-supervised with Dr. Ana Belén Sainz and Dr. Elie Wolfe.
  7. Anirudh Krishna, an undergraduate student at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), Chennai, India, and later a Master’s student at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Waterloo, Canada, during 2013-2015. I mentored Anirudh when he was an undergraduate student and later when he was working on his Master’s thesis (esp. Chapter 2) at IQC, building on my work with Rob Spekkens. After a PhD in Sherbrooke, Anirudh is now a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University.
  8. Vilasini Venkatesh, an undergraduate summer research student in high energy physics at IMSc, Chennai, during June-July, 2014. I introduced Vilasini to Bell’s theorem and quantum information during informal interactions at IMSc, Chennai. She later went on to do a Master’s (ETH Zurich) and PhD (York, UK) in quantum information theory and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.