Dirk Oliver Theis

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)
  • Habilitation to Priv.-Doz. (math) Magdeburg (5/2012)
  • Assoc. Prof. in Theoretical Computer Science at Uni Tartu (since 3/2013)


Applied mathematics, particularly optimization; quantum algorithms.

My papers on arXiv:

Research Group

Current PhD students
  • Evgenii Dolzhkov: Quantum algorithms
  • Anti Ingel (MSc Uni Tartu)
Some former students
  • Abdullah Makkeh, PhD 2018 🠲 postdoc in Göttingen
  • Mirjam Friesen, BSc 🠲 PhD Uni Magdeburg, Germany
  • Michael Bode, Diploma 🠲 PhD Birmingham
  • Thorsten Bonato, Diploma 🠲 PhD Heidelberg


  • MTAT.05.008 Math Foundations
    • Fall, 1st graduate semester
    • 6 ECTS
    • ➢ Linear algebra (with applications to quantum mechanics)
  • MTAT.05.118 Introduction to Quantum Algorithms
    • Spring, 2nd graduate semester
    • 6 ECTS
    • ➢ Basic quantum algorithms
  • MTAT.05.124 Quantum Seminar
    • Every semester.
    • 3 ECTS (4x)
Reading Courses
  • Advanced quantum algorithms
    (quantum signal processing & qubitization, linear combinations of unitaries, quantum walks)
  • Quantum error correction


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