Dr Viv Kendon, PhD
Dr Viv Kendon joined Durham University Physics Department in August 2014. She is a member of the Quantum Light and Matter (QLM) Research Section and the Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle. She held an EPSRC established career fellowship on Hybrid Quantum and Classical Computation from 2014-2019. Prior to Durham, she was part of the Quantum Information Group at the University of Leeds, where she held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Kendon was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, and initially researched in the area of Soft Condensed Matter, before switching to quantum information theory via postdoctoral positions held at the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College. Previous to her research career, Dr Kendon was active for over 10 years in global electronic networking and computer support in the voluntary sector. Her current main research interests are the computational physics of quantum information theory, and interfacing quantum and classical computational architectures.
Department of Physics
- Quantum Light and Matter
- Computational Physics
- Quantum Computation
- Quantum Information Theory
- Kendon, Viv (2020). How to Compute Using Quantum Walks. Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 315: 1.
- Stepney, Susan & Kendon, Viv (2020). The representational entity in physical computing. Natural Computing
- Callison, A, Chancellor, N, Mintert, F & Kendon, V (2019). Finding spin glass ground states using quantum walks. New Journal of Physics 21: 123022.
- Dodds, A. Ben, Kendon, Viv, Adams, Charles S. & Chancellor, Nicholas (2019). Practical designs for permutation-symmetric problem Hamiltonians on hypercubes. Physical Review A 100(3): 032320.
- Morley, James G., Chancellor, Nicholas, Bose, Sougato & Kendon, Viv (2019). Quantum search with hybrid adiabatic–quantum-walk algorithms and realistic noise. Physical Review A 99(2): 022339.
- Lovett, Neil B., Everitt, Matthew, Heath, Robert M. & Kendon, Viv (2019). The quantum walk search algorithm: factors affecting efficiency. Mathematical Structures in Computer Science 29(3): 389-429.
- Roffe, Joschka, Headley, David, Chancellor, Nicholas, Horsman, Dominic & Kendon, Viv (2018). Protecting quantum memories using coherent parity check codes. Quantum Science and Technology 3(3): 035010.
- Proctor, Timothy, Giulian, Melissa, Korolkova, Natalia, Andersson, Erika & Kendon, Viv (2017). Ancilla-driven quantum computation for qudits and continuous variables. Physical Review A 95(5): 052317.
- Proctor, Timothy J. & Kendon, Viv (2017). Hybrid quantum computing with ancillas. Contemporary Physics 57(4): 459-476.
- Bougroura, Hamza, Aissaoui, Habib, Chancellor, Nicholas & Kendon, Viv (2016). Quantum walk transport properties on graphene structures. Physical Review A 94(6): 062331.
- Kendon, Viv, Sebald, Angelika & Stepney, Susan (2015). Heterotic computing: exploiting hybrid computational devices. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 373(2046): 20150091.
- Kendon, Viv, Sebald, Angelika & Stepney, Susan (2015). Heterotic computing: past, present and future. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 373(2046): 20140225.
- Proctor, Timothy J., Dooley, Shane & Kendon, Viv (2015). Quantum computation mediated by ancillary qudits and spin coherent states. Physical Review A 91(1): 012308.
- Proctor, Timothy J. & Kendon, Viv (2014). Minimal ancilla mediated quantum computation. EPJ Quantum Technology 1(1): 13.
- Proctor, T. J., Barr, K. E., Hanson, B., Martiel, S., Pavlovic, V., Bullivant, A. & Kendon, V. M. (2014). Nonreversal and nonrepeating quantum walks. Physical Review A 89(4): 042332.
- Barr, Katharine E., Proctor, Tim J., Allen, Daniel & Kendon, Viv M. (2014). Periodicity and perfect state transfer in quantum walks on variants of cycles. Quantum Information & Computation 14(5-6): 417-438.
- Horsman, Clare, Stepney, Susan, Wagner, Rob C. & Kendon, Viv (2014). When does a physical system compute?. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 470(2169): 20140182.
Available for media contact about:
- Computers: Quantum computing - using quantum systems to provide faster computing, and how to integrate them with our current high performance computers.
Indicators of Esteem
- 2020: Chair of CCP-QC: Chair of the collaborative computational project in quantum computing - an EPSRC-STFC supported network linking computational scientists and quantum computing experts. Funded to 2024.
- 2020: CCP-QC: Collaborative Computational Project - Quantum Computing (£163420.00 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
- 2020: RF040663: Hub for Quantum Computing and Simulation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, £102764.00, 2020-04-01 - 2021-03-31
- 2014: RF040391: Hybrid quantum and classical computation: exploiting the best of both paradigms, EPSRC, 2014-08-01 - 2019-07-31
- 2019: Quantum Local Searching in Complex Energy Landscapes (£20298.00 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
- 2018: Testing hybrid quantum-classical algorithms on D-Wave Systems (£13855.00 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)