Prof. Dr. Michael Walter

Grantee Professor Michael Walter

Michael Walter is Professor of Quantum Information at the Faculty of Computer Science.

Michael Walter studied mathematics and computer science at the universities of Karlsruhe and Göttingen, where he graduated in 2010 with a degree in mathematics. He subsequently obtained his doctorate from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, USA. He then joined the University of Amsterdam as an assistant professor. Since January 2022, Walter holds the Chair of Quantum Information at RUB. He is a member of the CASA Cluster of Excellence and the Horst Görtz Institute.

In his ERC grant, he combines research areas that at first glance have little to do with each other – from algebra to quantum computing. The project will start in 2022.

Surprising similarities

In his search for fast algorithms, computer scientist Professor Michael Walter has come across surprising similarities: a wide range of research problems that appear to have little to do with each other can be traced back to symmetries and optimisation problems.


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