Dirk Oliver Theis

Dr. rer. nat. habil.
Dirk Oliver Theis
Associate Professor
dotheis at ut dot ee, LinkedIn, @dotheis@mstdn.social


Who I am: Theoretical computer science, applicable mathematics.
What I do: Quantum computing.

Theoretical computer science and mathematics are about proving theorems, which is what I (try to) do most of the time. With my research, I aim to contribute to realizing quantum computing within this decade. To demonstrate my results, I like to write computer code in the open-source mathematical computation programming language Julia (“Julia is the new MATLAB”). Apart from pure theory, I’m fond of Compiler Engineering (classical and hybrid-quantum/classical).

My recent papers:


Current PhD student
  • Evgenii Dolzhkov: Quantum (and quantum inspired) algorithms for optimization

This has changed, I’m teaching less now 👉 Together with my team, I teach / am responsible for the following courses.

  • MTAT.05.118 Quantum Algorithms
    • 6 ECTS
    • ➢ Basic quantum algorithms
  • LTAT.00.015 Modern Quantum Algorithms
    • 6 ECTS
    • ➢ LCU, QSVT, etc.
  • LTAT.00.015 Quantum Error Correction & Fault Tolerant Quantum Computing
    • 6 ECTS
    • ➢ Stabilizer codes, surface codes, fault tolerant QC
  • LTAT.00.015 “QIP Light” Quantum Information Processing with Photons
  • LTAT.04.004 Quantum Seminar
    • 4×3 ECTS