PLEN-1: Emina Soljanin: (Quantum) Independence & Interdependence

All times are Alaska Daylight Time (UTC -8)
Friday, 17 September, 05:30 - 06:30 (Alaska Daylight Time, ADT, UTC -8)
Emina Soljanin Professor
Rutgers University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


(Quantum) Independence & Interdependence

Quantum phenomena provide computing and information handling paradigms that are different and much more powerful than their classical counterparts. Quantum correlation (entanglement) is the central concept behind the celebrated teleportation and secret key agreement protocols. This talk will describe the role that correlation, independence, and interdependence play in quantum key distribution. It will then argue that these are crucial skills for (female) researchers and educators.

Emina Soljanin has been a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers since January 2016. Before moving to Rutgers, she was a (Distinguished) Member of Technical Staff for 21 years in various incarnations of the Mathematical Sciences Research Center of Bell Labs. Her interests and expertise are broad, currently ranging from distributed computing to quantum information science. She is an IEEE Fellow, an outstanding alumnus of the Texas A&M School of Engineering, the 2011 Padovani Lecturer, a 2016/17 Distinguished Lecturer, and the 2019 President of the IEEE Information Theory Society.