Luke Schaeffer

Luke Schaeffer

About Me

I'm a postdoc at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo. Before that, I did my PhD at MIT (under Scott Aaronson), and a BMath and MMath (under Jeffrey Shallit) at the University of Waterloo.


My focus is on quantum complexity theory with recurring themes of

My background is in discrete math: I've worked on combinatorial game theory, combinatorics on words (the subject of my Master's), and cellular automata.

Quantum Papers


I served as a teaching assistant for the following courses.


email: lrschaeffer at gmail dot com