Jon Allcock

Postdoctoral research fellow
Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications

Room 807
Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building (SHB)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin
Hong Kong


Background and research interests

I obtained my PhD in Mathematics from the University of Bristol in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Noah Linden, where I was a member of the Quantum Computation and Information Group. After completing my thesis I spent 6 years working outside of science, for the consulting company BTS. As much as I enjoyed my time there, the pull of science became too large for me to resist, and in 2016 I returned to acadaemia as a post-doc at CUHK, in the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications.

While my thesis focused on non-locality, quantum games and quantum communication, I am interested in all areas of quantum and classical computation.


Title Co-authors Reference
Closed sets of non-local correlations Nicolas Brunner, Noah Linden, Sandu Popsecu, Paul Skrzypczyk and Tamas Vertesi Phys. Rev. A 80, 062107 (2009)
Recovering part of the quantum boundary from information causality Nicolas Brunner, Marcin Pawlowski and Valerio Scarani Phys. Rev. A 80, 040103(R) (2009)
Arbitrarily little knowledge can give a quantum advantage for nonlocal tasks Noah Linden and Harry Buhrman Phys. Rev. A 80, 032105 (2009)
Quantum communication beyond the localization length in disordered spin chains Noah Linden Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110501 (2009)