Andrea W. Coladangelo

I am a postdoc at UC Berkeley and a Quantum Postdoctoral Fellow at the Simons Institute, advised by Umesh Vazirani.

Previously, I was a Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the semester "the Quantum Wave in Computing". I received my PhD from Caltech in 2020, under the wonderful supervision of Thomas Vidick. Before that, I received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and a Master in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.



I am broadly interested in quantum computation. Recently, I have been most excited

about understanding the interplay between quantum computation and cryptography.

Previously, I have studied foundational questions about entanglement and quantum correlations, inspired by the question of certifying quantum devices.

Since August 2020, I am an editor for the journal Quantum.

I am a co-founder of qBraid, a cloud-based platform for learning quantum computing
and developing quantum algorithms.


News: In Winter 2023, I'll be joining the University of Washington as an assistant professor in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering!
I'm looking for PhD students to start in Fall 2023

Contact Information

andrea (dot) coladangelo (at) gmail (dot) com

Publications and preprints

(See my Google Scholar page for a more reliably up-to-date list)

  • Deniable Encryption in a Quantum World [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, S. Goldwasser, U. Vazirani.STOC 2022.
  • Hidden Cosets and Applications to Unclonable Cryptography [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, J. Liu, Q. Liu, M. Zhandry.CRYPTO 2021. Contributed talk at QIP 2022 and QCrypt 2021.
  • One-way Functions Imply Secure Computation in a Quantum World [arXiv]
J. Bartusek, A. Coladangelo, D. Khurana, F. Ma.CRYPTO 2021. Long plenary talk at QIP 2021, and invited talk at QCrypt 2021 (merged with arXiv:2011.14980).
  • On the Round Complexity of Secure Quantum Computation [arXiv]
J. Bartusek, A. Coladangelo, D. Khurana, F. Ma.CRYPTO 2021. Contributed talk at QIP 2021 and QCrypt 2021.
  • Device-independent quantum key distribution from computational assumptions [arXiv]
T. Metger, Y. Dulek, A. Coladangelo, R. Arnon-Friedman.Contributed talk at QIP 2021 and QCrypt 2021 (merged with arXiv:2001.09161).
  • Quantum copy-protection of compute-and-compare programs in the quantum random oracle model [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, C. Majenz, A. Poremba.Contributed talk at QIP 2021 (merged with arXiv 2101.12739).
  • A quantum money solution to the blockchain scalabilty problem [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, O. Sattath.Quantum 4, 297. Contributed talk at QCrypt 2020.
  • Non-interactive zero-knowledge arguments for QMA, with preprocessing [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, T. Vidick, T. Zhang.CRYPTO 2020. Contributed talk at QIP 2021.
  • Additive entanglement measures cannot be more than asymptotically continuous [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, D. Leung.
  • A two-player dimension witness based on embezzlement, and an elementary proof of the non-closure
of the set of quantum correlations [arXiv]A. Coladangelo.Quantum 4, 282.
  • Smart-contracts meet quantum cryptography [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo.(superseded by arXiv:2002.11998).
  • Unconditional separation of finite and infinite-dimensional quantum correlations [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, J. Stark.Nature Communications, 11, 1-6 (2020). Long plenary talk and best student paper award at QIP 2019.
  • Generalization of the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt inequality self-testing maximally entangled states of any local dimension [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo.Physical Review A, 98 (5), 052115 (2018).
  • Robust self-testing for linear constraint system games [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, J. Stark.Contributed talk at QIP 2018.
  • Verifier-on-a-leash: new schemes for verifiable delegated quantum computation, with quasilinear resources [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, A. Grilo, S. Jeffery, T. Vidick. EUROCRYPT 2019. Contributed talk at QIP 2018.
  • Separation of finite and infinite-dimensional quantum correlations, with infinite question or answer sets [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, J. Stark.(superseded by arXiv:1804.05116).
  • Self-testing multipartite entangled state through projections onto two systems [arXiv]
I. Supic, A. Coladangelo, R. Augusiak, A. Acin.New Journal of Physics 20 (8), 083041 (2018).
  • All pure bipartite entangled states can be self-tested [arXiv]
A. Coladangelo, K.T. Goh, V. Scarani.Nature Communications 8, 15485 (2017). Contributed talk at QIP 2018.
  • Parallel self-testing of (tilted) EPR pairs via copies of (tilted) CHSH and the magic square game [arXiv]
A. W. Coladangelo.Quantum Information and Computation Vol. 17, 9&10 (2017). Contributed talk at QIP 2017.

Talks

  • Deniable encryption in a quantum world -- UC Santa Barbara Theory Colloquium, December 2021
  • One-way functions imply secure computation in a quantum world -- Quantum Wave in Computing Reunion, Simons Institute, July 2021 (video)
  • Non-interactive zero-knowledge arguments for QMA, with preprocessing -- Quantum Information Seminar, Perimeter Institute, September 2020
  • Non-interactive zero-knowledge arguments for QMA, with preprocessing -- Workshop on Quantum Information, Computation, and Foundation, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, September 2020 (video)
  • A quantum money solution to the blockchain scalability problem -- QCrypt 2020, August 2020 (video)
  • Self-testing as an approach to certifying quantum systems -- Workshop on Quantum Protocols: Testing & Quantum PCPs, Simons Institute, March 2020 (video)
  • Non-interactive zero-knowledge arguments for QMA, with preprocessing -- Quantum Seminar, Simons Institute, March 2020
  • A two-player dimension witness based on embezzlement -- QuICS, University of Maryland, October 2019 (video)
  • A two-player dimension witness based on embezzlement -- IQC Waterloo, June 2019
  • A two-player dimension witness based on embezzlement -- UC Berkeley quantum lunch, May 2019
  • Unconditional separation of finite and infinite-dimensional quantum correlations -- Caltech IQIM Seminar, January 2019
  • Unconditional separation of finite and infinite-dimensional quantum correlations -- QIP 2019 (plenary), University of Colorado, Boulder, January 2019 (video)
  • Unconditional separation of finite and infinite-dimensional quantum correlations -- Quantum Innovators Workshop, IQC Waterloo, October 2018
  • All pure bipartite entangled states can be self-tested -- QIP 2018, Delft, January 2018 (video)
  • Verifier-on-a-leash: New schemes for two-prover verifiable delegated quantum computation -- QIP 2018, Delft, January 2018 (video)
  • Verifier-on-a-leash: New schemes for two-prover verifiable delegated quantum computation -- ICFO Seminar, July 2017
  • Verifier-on-a-leash: New schemes for two-prover verifiable delegated quantum computation -- ETH Zurich, July 2017
  • All pure bipartite entangled states can be self-tested -- TQC 2017, Paris, June 2017
  • Parallel self-testing of (tilted) EPR pairs via copies of (tilted) CHSH -- QIP 2017, Seattle, January 2017 (video)

Teaching

I was a teaching assistant for the following courses at Caltech:

  • (Fall 2018) CS152a: Introduction to Cryptography
  • (Fall 2016) CS/Ph120: Quantum Cryptography (also offered as an EdX course)

Other teaching:
  • I am an author of a quantum computing course for high school students, based on recorded video lectures, and programming exercises.
  • (2018-2019) Muir High School, Pasadena: I tutored high school students in Math and Science as part of an outreach initiative of the Caltech Y Rise Program
  • (2012-13) St. Andrew’s Primary School, Headington, Oxford: I ran the weekly chess club for students aged 6 to 10.


Professional Service

Editor: Quantum (August 2020-present)

Program Committees: QIP 2020, QCrypt 2021, QIP 2022.


Music