Julia Kempe - Curriculum Vitae#

Since 2011 on leave, working as a researcher in finance with a high profile leading hedge fund, the identity of which she prefers to keep private, while planning to return to an academic career during 2018. In her current work she builds computer-based models to predict market movements. This work involves most aspects of data science and machine learning.


“Universal Quantum Computation with the Exchange Interaction” (with D. Bacon, D. Lidar, K.B. Whaley), US Patent Number 7,184,555; 27. February 2007


  • 8/97 – 12/01: University of California, Berkeley
    Department of Mathematics, Ph.D., Advisors: Elwyn Berlekamp and K. Birgitta Whaley Thesis: “Universal Noiseless Quantum Computation: Theory and Applications” Awarded the Bernard Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics and the Morrey Award in Mathematics
  • 10/97 – 4/01: Ecole Nationale Superieure TELECOM
    Departement Informatique et Reseaux, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Advisor: Gerard Cohen Thesis: ”Quantum Computing: Random Walks and Entanglement”
    Highest distinction (tres honorable avec felicitations du jury)
  • 10/96 – 7/97: Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France, Department of Physics, DEA (Masters) in Theoretical Physics, Advisor: Bernard Derrida
  • 10/95 – 10/96: Universite ́de Paris 6, “Pierre et Marie Curie”, Paris, France Department of Mathematics, DEA (Masters) in Algebra, Advisor: Marc Giusti
  • 7/94 – 2/95: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Department of Physics, Exchange student in the graduate program in Theoretical Physics
  • 1992 – 95: University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Mathematics, Undergraduate degree in Mathematics
  • 1992 – 95: University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Physics, Undergraduate degree in Physics

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