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Todd Brun

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Departments
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

Office
  • EEB 502
  • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
  • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2565

Phone
  • (213) 740-3503

Email
  • tbrun@usc.edu


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Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems and Computer Science

Education
  • 1994, PhD, Physics, California Institute of Technology

  • 1991, Masters, Physics, California Institute of Technology

  • 1989, Bachelors, Physics, Harvard University

Biography


Todd Brun received his Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech in 1994. Since then, he has worked at the University of London, the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He joined the faculty of USC in 2003.

Research Summary


Brun works in the areas of quantum computation and quantum information theory. He is especially interested in quantum open systems, decoherence, and the effects of environmental noise on quantum information processing and quantum error correction. He has done recent work on fault-tolerant quantum computation, entanglement-assisted quantum error-correcting codes, quantum walks, continuous measurements and quantum control, orbital angular momentum of photons, weak measurements, quantum mechanics with closed timelike curves, and the arrow of time.

Awards


  • 2008 IEEE Senior Member
  • 2005 NSF CAREER award
  • 2001 IAS Chooljian Member for Natural Sciences

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