Global Scholar (Quantum Information Processing)
University of Waterloo
Anne Broadbent is a CIFAR Global Scholar working under the supervision of Quantum Information Processing program Senior Fellow Richard Cleve in the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo. In 2011, she completed an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, also at the Institute for Quantum Computing. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Université de Montréal in 2008, under the supervision of Gilles Brassard and Alain Tapp, Senior Fellow and Fellow respectively in CIFAR’s Quantum Information Processing program. Anne also holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Université de Montréal and a B.Math. with Honours from the University of Waterloo. Anne has been recognized with numerous awards and honours during her academic career, including the 2009 NSERC Doctoral Prize and the 2010 John Charles Polanyi Prize.
Anne is currently researching a variety of quantum protocols, with the goal of devising and implementing secure and efficient methods for information processing within a network of quantum computers. For instance, a recent contribution of hers is a protocol that allows a classical client to remotely access the computational power of a quantum server, while maintaining the privacy of the computation. As a Global Scholar in the Quantum Information Processing program, Anne will continue to research quantum protocols, with the goals of empowering computers and communication systems with quantum technologies and better understanding the physical world as predicted by quantum mechanics.