I am the CEO, President and Co-Founder of softwareQ Inc, and a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing, working with Michele Mosca on theoretical aspects of quantum computation and (post-quantum) cryptography. I am also collaborating on quantum risk assessment with evolutionQ Inc.

I am involved in the CryptoWorks21 Quantum-Safe Cryptographic Infrastructure Program and I am a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Quantum-Safe Cryptography Standardization Group.

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a PhD in Theoretical Physics. My advisor was Robert B. Griffiths.

Curriculum Vitae as of April 2019

"Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value"
Albert Einstein


Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
Office: IQC-QNC 3112
Email: vgheorgh AT gmail DOT com
Twitter: @vlad_hbar
PGP Public Key (4096 bit)


I am interested in applications of small-sized quantum computers (NISQ) to concrete optimization problems, fault-tolerant quantum processing, quantum architectures, quantum communication, quantum and classical cryptography and classical/quantum separation.

Work in progress

Referee service

I am a referee for: Nature, Physical Review Letters, New Journal of Physics, Physical Review A, Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Information and Computation, Quantum Science and Technology, Physics Letters A, International Journal of Quantum Information, Entropy, Optics Communications, IEEE Security & Privacy.

I also referee grant proposals.


For an up-to-date list, please see my CV, my arXiv feed or my Google Scholar profile.


My personal GitHub repositories
The Quantum Software group at IQC

I contribute to open source software (and you should, too). Below is a list of some of my favourite projects/code snippets I developed:

Find me on Stackoverflow
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