Meet our UCalgary Quantum Computing educators.

Dr. Timothy Andrew

Timothy Andrew

Dr. Tim Andrew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering (Hons.), a Master of Science degree in Turbulent Fluid Dynamics and a PhD in Chemical Process Optimization from Petronas University. His research interests include industrial optimization, operations research and mathematical physics. He has experience in technology development and business operations in banking as well as R&D in commercial power generation since 2015. He has authored/co-authored 2 technical books and over 80 scientific articles, book chapters and conference publications since 2011. 

Dr. Shahpoor Moradi

Shahpoor Moradi

Dr. Shahpoor Moradi serves as an Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary, where he also holds the position of Director of the Professional Master of Quantum Computing program. He earned his PhD in geophysics, specializing in computational modeling and inversion, from the University of Calgary in 2017. Prior to taking on his current role, Dr. Moradi conducted postdoctoral research at Total Energies in Paris, focusing on quantum computation for oil and gas exploration. He also held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Calgary, collaborating on seismic data analysis using quantum and high-performance computing techniques. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Moradi has taught a diverse range of graduate and undergraduate courses, encompassing topics such as waves, optics, electromagnetism, advanced quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and quantum information and computation. Residing in Alberta since 2013, he enjoys engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and traveling.

Dr. Daniel Oblak

Daniel Oblak

Dr. Daniel Oblack is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and is the principal investigator of the Quantum Cloud Lab. He additionally serves as work-package leader on the executive board of the Alberta Quantum Major Innovation Fund Project, is member of the Intelligent Quantum Networks and Technologies (INQNET) program, part of the QEYSSat Science Team, and participates in over a dozen collaborative grants. He is the co-founder and Chief Scientist with Quantized Technologies Inc. and Director of the CREATE training program for Innovators in Quantum Computing Deployment (IQuCode). 

Dr. Alexander Whalley

Alexander Whalley

Dr. Alexander Whalley is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and the Haskayne School of Business. He also serves as a Lab Economist at the Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies and a research fellow with the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies.  He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park and has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, Stanford University, the University of California - Berkeley, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  Professor Whalley's research interests are in urban economics, economics of innovation, and labor economics.