Lov Grover

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Lov Kumar Grover (born 1961) is an Indian-American computer scientist. He is the originator of the Grover database search algorithm used in quantum computing.[1] Grover's 1996 algorithm won renown as the second major algorithm proposed for quantum computing (after Shor's 1994 algorithm),[2][3] and in 2017 was finally implemented in a scalable physical quantum system.[4] Grover's algorithm has been the subject of numerous popular science articles.[5][6] Grover has been ranked as the 9th most prominent computer scientist from India.[7]

Grover received his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1981[citation needed] and his PhD in Electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1985.[8][9] He then went to Bell Laboratories, where he worked for an assistant professor at Cornell University from 1987 to 1995.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Quantum Leap in Searching". Wired. 25 July 2000. Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.wired.com/story/wired-guide-to-quantum-computing/
  3. ^ https://www.wired.com/story/the-ongoing-battle-between-quantum-and-classical-computers/ The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum And Classical Computers, by Ariel Bleicher
  4. ^ https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604068/quantum-computing-now-has-a-powerful-search-tool/ Quantum Computing Now Has a Powerful Search Tool
  5. ^ https://hackaday.com/2018/02/07/quantum-searching-in-your-browser/ Quantum Searching In Your Browser by Al Williams
  6. ^ https://www.infoq.com/articles/quantum-computing-applications-three
  7. ^ https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-computer-scientists-from-india/reference
  8. ^ http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1985PhDT........18G
  9. ^ https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/1072775