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Department of Computer Science and Technology

We’re very pleased to announce that Tom Gur will be joining us as a new member of our faculty this August.

Tom – currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick and co-director of the Warwick Quantum research centre – has been appointed to the position of Associate Professor in Algorithms and Complexity here. Welcome Tom!

Tom’s research is in Theoretical Computer Science and Quantum Computing. More specifically, his work is predominantly in Classical and Quantum Algorithms and Complexity Theory, as well as in Learning Theory, Coding Theory, and Cryptography.

He is particularly fascinated by how quantum mechanical phenomena can shed light on the nature of computation, and how the lens of complexity theory can provide new insight into the nature of the universe.

Tom says: "I'm thrilled to be joining the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge and take part in its vibrant community of outstanding staff and students.

Fostering collaborations between computer science, maths and physics
"I am keen to form and foster new interdisciplinary collaborations between computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists in Cambridge and to capitalise on the different perspectives to make progress on fundamental problems in classical and quantum algorithms and complexity."

Tom completed his PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, under the supervision of Knuth prize laureate Oded Goldreich, before conducting postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley.

He joined the University of Warwick in 2019 and was appointed to the post of Associate Professor there in 2020.

He holds a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. His research is also supported by an EPSRC New Horizons Grant and an EPSRC Robust and Reliable Quantum Computing Grant.

Published by Rachel Gardner on Thursday 18th May 2023