[picture taken from this NRC interview, copyright Olivier Middendorp]


Ronald de Wolf

(My last name is "de Wolf", alphabetically ordered at `W'. It's not "Wolf", "De Wolf", "DeWolf", "deWolf", "Dewolf", "D. Wolf", "de Wolff", "deWolfe", "deWoolf", "d'Wolf", "de Wlof", "the Wolf")
(Pronounced as "duh Wolf", with a short `o' as in `on'; not "dee Woolf")

Address     CWI
            Visiting address: Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam
            Postal address: P.O. Box 94079, 1090 GB Amsterdam 
            The Netherlands
Office      L234 (2nd floor of the new wing of the CWI building)
Telephone   020-5924078 (+31 20 5924078)
E-mail      rdewolf at cwidotnl

I do not have any open PhD or postdoc positions at the moment, so please don't email me to ask. Open positions of others at QuSoft are listed here.
Foreign students: I don't supervise summer internships unless they are by PhD students exceptionally well in tune with my research (which is theoretical computer science with focus on quantum algorithms and complexity; it's not physics, not cryptography, not data science, not web-design etc.), so please don't send me your generic internship applications.

I am a researcher and group leader at the Algorithms and Complexity group of CWI (Dutch Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) and part-time full professor at the ILLC of the University of Amsterdam. I'm also a member of QuSoft and part of the Amsterdam TCS ecosystem. A long time ago I was a PhD student at CWI and ILLC, and then a postdoc at UC Berkeley. My main scientific interests are quantum computing and complexity theory, though I have also dabbled in error-correcting codes, data structures, operations research, and theoretical machine learning.


My PhD thesis

My lecture notes

My inaugural lecture

Quantum computation

Quantum communication and information

Locally decodable codes, private information retrieval, error-correcting data structures

Other theoretical computer science

Survey papers

Inductive logic programming

Book reviews


My courses

Last update of this page: Apr 4, 2024
rdewolf at cwidotnl