On Wednesday, February 04, 2015, Professor Rajagopal Nagarajan, Professor of Foundations of Computing in the Department of Computer Science at Middlesex University, London gave a talk on the topic of Quantum Computing and information processing. The event was attended by all Information technology students, both post graduate and undergraduate with great interest and enthusiasm.
Professor Raja gave the students an introduction about how Quantum computing works, how it is different from traditional computing, going on to explaining the benefits and challenges of it. Students asked many interesting and insightful questions, mostly related to quantum crypto-systems. The session was extremely engaging and useful as it provided a useful introduction to one of the futuristic research areas.
This area is one of Professor Raja’s active research interests, in addition to Foundations of Programming Languages, Formal Methods, Security and Cryptography and Financial Computing. Prior to joining Middlesex, he was a member of academic staff in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. Within the department, he belonged to the Foundations of Computer Science research group. Professor was also affiliated with the Warwick Institute for Financial Computing and the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP). He received his Ph.D. from Imperial College London where he was also a postdoctoral researcher. Previously he was also employed by the University of Calgary, Canada, and ATC-NY, USA. He has an M.S. from the University of Delaware and a B.Tech. from IIT Madras, India.