Dr. Priyanga Ganesan: Leaping into Quantum Information Theory

Hello! My name is Priyanga Ganesan and I am a mathematician.

I am originally from India and currently live in San Diego, USA. I started my training in mathematics with an integrated bachelor’s-master’s degree from the National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER) in Bhubaneswar, India. I moved to the US for doctoral studies and received my PhD from Texas A&M University, College Station. Currently, I work as a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California San Diego. 

I am a mathematician, yet I rarely work with numbers! My interests revolve around operator algebras (which is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of mappings between linear spaces) and their connections with quantum information theory. During my WiRe fellowship, I will be developing operator algebraic tools to understand mathematical structures called quantum graphs that model the noise arising in quantum communication. I am very excited to be a part of the WiRe program and look forward to working at WWU. Besides mathematics, I love traveling, dancing and playing with pets 🙂

Fun fact about me: I enjoy critical thinking and used to be a national-level chess player during my childhood!