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Benjamin W. Reichardt

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science


  • Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, University of California - Berkeley
  • Bachelor's Degree, Mathematics, Stanford University


Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2006, University of California, Berkeley
Ben Reichardt received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2006. Since then, he has worked at Caltech and the University of Waterloo. He joined the EE Department of the Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, in January, 2012. Reichardt works in the area of quantum computation, focused especially on fault-tolerant quantum computing, quantum algorithms and quantum cryptography.

Research Summary

Quantum algorithms, Fault-tolerant quantum computation, Cryptography, Quantum information theory, Geometry of minimal surfaces


  • 2001 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • 2001 DOD NDSEG Graduate Fellowship
  • 2001 Phi Beta Kappa Member
  • 2000 U.S. Physics Olympiad Team, National Merit Scholar Member
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • EEB 528
  • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
  • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2565
Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4683