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Prof. Dr. Sevag Gharibian

Prof. Dr. Sevag Gharibian

Quantum Computation

Head - Professor

+49 5251 60-4331
Pohlweg 51
33098 Paderborn
Prof. Dr. Sevag Gharibian
01.10.2021 - today

Professor (W2)

Paderborn University, Germany

01/2018 - 30.09.2021

Junior Professor

University of Paderborn, Germany

08/2014 - 12/2018

Assistant Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.A.

01/2013 - 08/2014

NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.. Advisor: Umesh Vazirani.

01/2014 - 05/2014

Simons Postdoctoral Fellow

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.. Advisor: Umesh Vazirani.

08/2012 - 12/2012

Visiting Lecturer

Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, U.S.A.

Research Interests

Algorithms and complexity theory, quantum computation


Sevag obtained his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Waterloo in Canada under the supervision of Dr. Richard Cleve. He taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Fall 2012, and from 2013-2014 was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Dr. Umesh Vazirani at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded Canada's top postdoctoral fellowship in 2013, the NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and was also a Simons Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley. From 2014 to 2018, he was an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University in the USA, and since 2018 is a faculty member in Computer Science at Paderborn University, Germany. He served from 2016 to 2018 as Secretary on the Board of Trustees of the Computational Complexity Conference (CCC), and is a Founding Editor of the open-access journal Quantum.


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Prof. Dr. Sevag Gharibian
Office: F2.313 (Heinz Nixdorf Institut)
Email: sevag.gharibian(at)upb(dot)de
Twitter: @sevag_gharibian
Phone: (+49) 5251 60 6327

Administration Office

Tanja Bürger


Phone: +49 52 51 / 60-5376                                           Fax: +49 52 51 / 60-5377

Room: O3.155

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