Julia Kempe#

Membership Number:4670
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2010 CNRS Senior Researcher (Directeur de Recherche) affiliated with IRIF, Univ de Paris 7, France
  • 2009 - 2014 Associate professor School of Computer Science Tel Aviv University,
  • 2001 - 2010 CNRS Researcher, affiliated with LRI, Computer Science Dept, Univ. de Paris-Sud, France
  • 2001 - 2003 Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkely, Computer Science Division and Dept. of Chemistry, US
  • 1999 - 2001 Research assistant Univ of California, Berkely, US
  • 1997 - 1998 Teaching assistant Univ. of California, Berkely, US

Fields of Scholarship
  • Adiabatic quantum computation
  • Quantum random walks
  • Fault tolerant quantum computing

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Knight in the National Order of Merit, France. Order of State awarded by the President of the French Republic
  • 2010 Femme en Or de la Recherche, France, awarded yearly to one woman in each of 9 areas like Sports, Media, Arts etc., one in Science
  • 2009 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Career Development Chair, Tel Aviv University awarded for the year 2009, awarded yearly to two faculty in the Exact Sciences
  • 2009 Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, awarded yearly by the Wolf foundation to 6 Israeli young scientists across all sciences
  • 2007 Ranked first in Europe for ERC Starting Independent Research Grant
  • 2006 Prix Ire`ne Joliot-Curie de la jeune femme scientifique, (outstanding young female researcher of the year, awarded by the French Ministry of Science to one female researcher chosen from all the sciences in all of France)
  • 2006 Alon Fellowship, Higher Council for Academic Studies in Israel, (prestigious grant given to a few leading new faculty recruits, awarded for 3 years 2007-10)
  • 2006 Me ́daille de Bronze du CNRS (outstanding young researcher of the year, awarded to one researcher per science in all of France)
  • 2004 DAAD-ICSI Berkeley Fellowship (not taken in favor of MSRI postdoc)
  • 2002 Bernard Friedman Memorial Prize, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, (award for best thesis in applied science)
  • 2001 Lady Davies Fellowship (not taken, hired by CNRS)
  • 2001 Thesis with “fe ́licitations du jury” (highest distinction), ENST, Paris
  • 2000 Charles B. Morrey, Jr. Prize, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley (awarded to a graduate student for outstanding research)
  • 1996 – 98 Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation) (awarded to approx. 0.5% of students across all fields)
  • 1996 – 97 Fellow of the French Government, France
  • 1995 Chancellor’s Award for Undergraduate Work in Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1994 Chancellor’s Award for Undergraduate Work in Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria ◦ 1991: First Prize, Bundeswettbewerb fuer Mathematik (national contest), West Germany
  • 1990 First Place, East German Mathematics Olympiade (national contest), East Germany member of the international team (could not compete due to relocation to Austria 1990 / dissolution of the East German State)
  • 1986 – 92 Various first prizes in regional mathematics, physics and chemistry Olympiads Germany (1986-89) and Austria (1990-92)

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