Congratulations to CQT's new graduates
Thirteen students with the Centre have been awarded PhD degrees in 2016
11 July 2015
Pictured at the commencement ceremony on 7 July are CQT graduates in their green-trimmed gowns with CQT faculty: (from left to right) Cai Yu, Ved Prakash, Rahul Jain, Dimitris Angelakis, Berge Englert and Dai Jibo.
For students, the moment that defines the end of their PhD is the thesis defense. That's when they present their years of hard work and hard-won knowledge to a panel of examiners. The Commencement that comes after that, when the degree is officially awarded, is pure celebration. This year CQT celebrates for 13 new PhD graduates – find a full list of new Doctors and their thesis titles below.
Eleven students graduated from the PhD@CQT programme. "I felt very moved, particularly when they played the national anthem" said Dai Jibo, who attended Commencement on 7 July. Jibo had moved to Singapore from China aged 15 to take up an educational scholarship. Every morning, he attended a flag-raising ceremony at his school at which the national anthem played. His thesis research was on entanglement witnesses.
CQT also congratulates Md. Tanvirul Islam and Tan Peng Kian on their graduation. Tanvir completed his PhD with the NUS School of Computing, and had been supervised by CQT Principal Investigator Stephanie Wehner. Tan Peng Kian did his PhD with the NUS Department of Physics, co-supervised by CQT Principal Investigator Christian Kurtsiefer and Associate Professor Phil Chan Aik Hui.
Peng Kian was Valedictorian for his commencement ceremony on 9 July, telling his fellow graduates: "This is it, this is what it's all been for, isn't it? It is now our time to put to use everything we've learnt, all our experience, all our mistakes, into this longest open book exam of them all – life." Peng Kian, whose doctoral research has involved applying quantum optics techniques to astronomical measurements, continues his project as a Research Fellow at CQT.
Most CQT graduates continue in academia, taking up positions in countries including the UK, US and Hong Kong. Other CQT graduates are finding roles in industry and government. Ved Prakash, who completed his thesis in the CQT computer science group, is among them.
Ved is working as a Data Scientist for Singapore's Ministry of Defence. In an interview for CQT's 2015 Annual Report, he said "We are given an engineering problem and then have to explore methods to solve it. Like in research, this involves reading papers and building models. My experience at CQT helps me with the process of deciding how to attack a problem. The discussions in group meetings also trained me in how to present my work."
We wish all our graduates every success in their new roles.
PhD Graduates, 2016
|Davit Aghamalyan Atomtronics: Quantum Technology with Cold Atoms in Ring Shaped Optical Lattices Supervised by Kwek Leong Chuan CQT PhD Programme|
|Cai Yu Quantum Sizes: Complexity, Dimension And Many-box Locality Supervised by Valerio Scarani CQT PhD Programme|
|Dai Jibo Experimental Entanglement Witness Family Measurement And Theoretical Aspects Of Quantum Tomography Supervised by Berge Englert CQT PhD Programme|
|Ding Shiqian Entangled Photon Pairs: Efficient Generation and Detection, and Bit Commitment Supervised by Dzmitry Matsukevich CQT PhD Programme|
|Md. Tanvirul Islam Protocols for Quantum Networks Supervised by Stephanie Wehner and Hugh Anderson NUS School of Computing PhD Programme|
|Jedrzej Kaniewski Relativistic quantum cryptography Supervised by Stephanie Wehner CQT PhD Programme|
|Le Phuc Thinh Advances In Quantum Key Distribution And Quantum Randomness Generation Supervised by Valerio Scarani CQT PhD Programme|
|Li Xikun Error Regions for Properties of the Quantum State Supervised by Berge Englert CQT PhD Programme|
|Poh Hou Shun Testing the Quantum-Classical Boundary and Dimensionality of Quantum Systems Supervised by Christian Kurtsiefer CQT PhD Programme|
|Tan Peng Kian Stellar Temporal Intensity Interferometry Co-supervised by Christian Kurtsiefer and Chan Aik Hui Phil NUS Department of Physics PhD Programme|
|Ved Prakash Efficient Delegation Algorithms For Outsourcing Computations On Massive Data Streams Supervised by Hartmut Klauck CQT PhD Programme|
|Ritayan Roy An Integrated Atom Chip for The Detection and Manipulation of Cold Atoms Using a Two-photon Transition Supervised by Bjorn Hessmo CQT PhD Programme|
|Jiabin You Majorana Fermion in Topological Superconductor and Mott-superfluid Transition in Circuit-qed System Supervised by Oh Choo Hiap CQT PhD Programme|