About the Authors
Ben Reichardt
Ben Reichardt
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Ben Reichardt graduated from UC Berkeley in 2006, advised by Umesh Vazirani. He studies algorithms and fault-tolerance schemes for quantum computers, and quantum cryptography.
Robert Špalek
Robert Špalek
Google, Mountain View, CA
Robert Špalek obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science from CWI, Amsterdam in 2006, under the supervision of Harry Buhrman. His thesis focused on quantum algorithms and quantum query lower bounds, and these are his main research interests till today. He spent one year as a postdoc at UC Berkeley. Since 2007, he has been working as a software engineer in the search quality team at Google. He grew up in the Czech Republic, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Raina and two little sons who take most of his time. His hobbies include reading, photography, and hiking.