Dr. rer. nat. habil.

Dirk Oliver Theis

Associate Professor

`dotheis` at `ut` dot `ee`

- Diplom in mathematics, Heidelberg (8/2002)
- Dr. rer.nat., Heidelberg (12/2005,
*summa cum laude*ðŸ”—) - Habilitation to Priv.-Doz. in mathematics, Magdeburg (5/2012)
- Assoc. Prof. in
*Theoretical Computer Science*ðŸ”— at Uni Tartu (since 3/2013)

## Research

Theoretical computer science, applied mathematics, quantum computing.

My recent papers:- On SciRate
- My ArXiv tag
- My ORCID stub will, at some point in the future ðŸ™„, offer a selection of my favorite recent papers & preprints.

For my theoretical research, I like to write proof-of-concept source code in the mathematical computation programming language Julia (“Julia is the new MATLAB”), often in the form of interactive Pluto notebooks.

Apart from proving theorems, I’m fond of Compiler Engineering (classical and hybrid-quantum/classical) although I have too little time.

## Teaching

**Current PhD students**

- Handy Kurniawan: Quantum Information Processing with Julia
- Evgenii Dolzhkov: Quantum (and quantum inspired) algorithms for optimization
- Â½ Anti Ingel

###### Courses

Together with my team, I teach / am responsible for the following courses.

- MTAT.05.118
**Quantum Algorithms**- 6 ECTS
- âž¢ Basic quantum algorithms

- LTAT.00.015
**Modern Quantum Algorithms**- 6 ECTS
- âž¢ LCU, QSVT, etc.

- LTAT.00.015
**Quantum Error Correction & Fault Tolerant Quantum Computing**- 6 ECTS
- âž¢ 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

## Community

*Quantum Community Network (QCN)*

I am the Estonian representative to the Quantum Community Network, an initiative of the EU Quantum Flagship.