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Research Interests

Quantum Information, Quantum Foundations

Positions Held

  • 2014-2017 Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. Postdoctoral researcher.
  • 2012-2014 Université Paris 7 - Diderot. Postdoctoral Researcher.

Recent Publications

  • Jamie Sikora and John H. Selby. On the impossibility of coin-flipping in generalized probabilistic theories via discretizations of semi-infinite programs. Physical Review Research, to appear, 2020.
  • Álvaro M. Alhambra, Georgios Styliaris, Nayeli A. Rodríguez-Briones, Jamie Sikora, and Eduardo Martín-Martínez. Fundamental limitations to local energy extraction in quantum systems. Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 190601 2019.
  • Zhaohui Wei and Jamie Sikora. Device-independent dimension test in a multiparty Bell experiment. New Journal of Physics, 21 043021, 2019.
  • John H. Selby and Jamie Sikora. How to make unforgeable money in generalised probabilistic theories. Quantum 2, 103, 2018
  • Gus Gutoski, Ansis Rosmanis, Jamie Sikora. Fidelity of quantum strategies with applications to cryptography. Quantum, to appear. arXiv: 1704.04033.
  • Jamie Sikora and John Selby. Simple proof of the impossibility of bit-commitment in generalised probabilistic theories using cone programming. Phys. Rev. A 97, 042302 (2018). arXiv: 1711.02662.
  • Sevag Gharibian and Jamie Sikora. Ground state connectivity of local Hamiltonians. ACM Transactions on Computation Theory, vol. 10, issue 2, article number 8, 2018. arXiv: 1409.3182.
  • Jamie Sikora. Simple, near-optimal quantum protocols for die-rolling. Cryptography 2017, 1(2), 11. arXiv: 1605.08156.
  • Samuel S. Cree, Jamie Sikora. A fidelity measure for quantum states based on the matrix geometric mean. arXiv: 2006.06918.
  • Srijita Kundu, Jamie Sikora, and Ernest Y.-Z. Tan. A device-independent protocol for XOR oblivious transfer. arXiv: 2006.06671.
  • Álvaro M. Alhambra, Georgios Styliaris, Nayeli A. Rodríguez-Briones, Jamie Sikora, and Eduardo Martín-Martínez. Fundamental limitations to local energy extraction in quantum systems. Available as arXiv.org e-Print 1902.02357 [quant-ph] 2019.
  • Jamie Sikora and John H. Selby. On the impossibility of coin-flipping in generalized probabilistic theories via discretizations of semi-infinite programs. Available as arXiv.org e-Print 1901.04876 [quant-ph] 2019.
  • Sevag Gharibian, Miklos Santha, Jamie Sikora, Aarthi Sundaram, Justin Yirka. Quantum generalizations of the polynomial hierarchy with applications to QMA(2). arXiv: 1805.11139
  • John Selby and Jamie Sikora. How to make unforgeable money in generalised probabilistic theories. arXiv: 1803.10279.
  • Zhaohui Wei, Jamie Sikora. Device-independent dimension test in a multiparty Bell experiment. arXiv: 1707.03125.
  • Srijita Kundu, Jamie Sikora, and Ernest Y.-Z. Tan. A device-independent protocol for XOR oblivious transfer. In Proceedings of the 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2020), to appear, 2020.
  • Sevag Gharibian, Miklos Santha, Jamie Sikora, Aarthi Sundaram, Justin Yirka. Quantum generalizations of the polynomial hierarchy with applications to QMA(2). MFCS, to appear. arXiv: 1805.11139.

Seminars

  • A device-independent protocol for XOR oblivious transfer. University of Ottawa, Canada.
  • Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth? Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth? Blacksburg, USA.
  • Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth? San Antonio, USA.
  • Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth? Boulder, USA.
  • Quantum generalizations of the polynomial hierarchy. Boulder, USA.
  • Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth? San José, USA.
  • Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth? University of Ottawa, Canada.
  • Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth? Tutte Institute, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Optimization and cryptography in generalized physical theories. Waterloo, Canada.
  • Semidefinite programming and quantum computing. Regina, Canada.
  • Shadow probabilities. Regina, Canada.
  • On the impossibility of coin-flipping in generalized probabilistic theories via discretizations of semi-infinite programs. Orange, USA.
  • GPT-safe Cryptography. Natal, Brazil.
  • Fidelity of quantum strategies with applications to cryptography. Fredericton, Canada.
  • GPT-safe Cryptography. Shenzhen, China.
  • Semidefinite programming and quantum cryptography. Cambridge, UK.
  • PIRSA:19080007, SDP / Quantum Lecture Series, 2019-08-12,
  • PIRSA:19070073, SDP / Quantum Lecture Series, 2019-07-29,
  • PIRSA:19070072, SDP / Quantum Lecture Series, 2019-07-22,
  • PIRSA:19070071, SDP / Quantum Lecture Series, 2019-07-15,
  • PIRSA:19070069, SDP / Quantum Lecture Series, 2019-07-08,
  • PIRSA:18040155, (Post-Quantum) Cryptography , 2018-04-17, Quantum Foundations
  • PIRSA:17070046, Large non-contextuality inequality violations via parity-oblivious random access codes, 2017-07-26, Contextuality: Conceptual Issues, Operational Signatures, and Applications
  • PIRSA:16120003, Device-independent characterizations of states used in quantum experiments , 2016-12-06, Quantum Foundations
  • PIRSA:16020091, Quantum Correlations: Dimension Bounds and Conic Formulations, 2016-02-01, Quantum Foundations
  • PIRSA:14120006, Ground state connectivity of local Hamiltonians, 2014-12-01, Perimeter Institute Quantum Discussions