|Alma mater||University of Latvia|
University of California, Berkeley
|Known for||Quantum walks|
Quantum complexity theory
|Awards||International Mathematical Olympiad gold medal (1991)|
Theoretical computer science
|Institutions||University of Latvia|
|Doctoral advisor||Umesh Vazirani|
Education and career
Ambainis has held past positions at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. He is currently a professor in the Faculty of Computing at the University of Latvia.
In 1991 he received a perfect score and gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad. He won an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2008. Ambainis was an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, speaking on mathematical aspects of computer science.