Andris Ambainis is a professor of computer science at the University of Latvia. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (2001) and has worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the University of Waterloo, Canada, before returning to Latvia in 2007.
Andris Ambainis is known for his research on algorithms and software for quantum computers. He has invented widely used methods for constructing quantum algorithms and constructed record-breaking examples of quantum advantage for quantum computers. Prof. Ambainis’ work has been recognized by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (2012) and the Grand Medal of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (2013).