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Jon Yard

Richard P. Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow
CNLS/CCS-3

Quantum information and computation

Jon Yard

Office: TA-3, Bldg 1690, Room 123
Mail Stop: B258
Phone: (505) 667-6625
Fax: (505) 665-2659

jtyard@lanl.gov
home page

Research highlight
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • Ph.D. (2005) Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S. (1999) Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. (1997) Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Employment:
    • 2009-present: Feynman Fellow, LANL
    • 2007-2009: Postdoc, LANL
    • 2005-2007: Postdoc, Caltech
    • 2005-2005: Postdoc, McGill University
    • 1999-2005: Research Assistant, Stanford University

Research Interests:

  • Quantum information theory
  • Quantum computation and algorithms
  • Topological quantum computation

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. F. Brandão, M. Christandl, J. Yard, Faithful squashed entanglement, arXiv:1010:1750
  2. J. Yard, I. Devetak, Optimal quantum source coding with quantum side information at the encoder and decoder, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,  55 (2009).
  3. G. Smith, J. Yard, Quantum communication with zero-capacity channels, Science,  321 (2008).
  4. I. Devetak, J. Yard, Exact cost of redistributing quantum states, Phys. Rev. Lett.  100 (2008).
  5. P. Hayden, M. Horodecki, A. Winter, J. Yard, A decoupling approach to the quantum capacity, Open systems and information dynamics,  15 (2008).
  6. P. Wocjan, J. Yard, The Jones polynomial: quantum algorithms and applications in quantum complexity theory, Quantum Information and Computation,  8 (2008)
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