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Michele Mosca papers, 1999-2010
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Michele Mosca papers, 1999-2010


BIOGRAPHY Michele Mosca joined the Department of Mathematics at St. Jerome's in 1999. He received his B.Math degree from the University of Waterloo as a student at St. Jerome's in 1995. In 1996 he received a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend Wolfson College at Oxford University where he earned an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics and The Foundations of Computing. In 1999 he graduated from Oxford University with a D. Phil. degree in quantum computer algorithms. When he joined the faculty at St. Jerome's, Professor Mosca also had a cross-appointment to the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. He was involved in the initiative to create a quantum computer group within the newly established Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. This effort led to the foundation, in 2002, of the Institute for Quantum Computing. He continued to play a leadership role at the Institute as its Deputy Director (2002-2016). Professor Mosca was a founding member and is an Associate Faculty member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario and he continues to be a member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. He has accumulated numerous awards and honours including the Premier's Research Excellence Award, Ontario (2000-2005), the Canadian Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-2012), the Fellowship of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (2011), the Fr. Norm Choate, C.R. Lifetime Achievement Award from St. Jerome's University (2017), and he was named a Knight (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018). He has published widely in top journals and co-authored the respected textbook, "An Introduction to Quantum Computing" with Phillip Kaye and Raymond Laflamme (2007). Professor Mosca continues to be a faculty member of the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. SCOPE AND CONTENTS The records for Professor Michele Mosca include several newspaper and magazine articles on his career and awards received.