John Wright

Assistant Professor
Quantum computing researcher Dr. John Wright joined the UT Computer Science faculty after completing his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology in fall 2020. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Texas Computer Science, Dr. Wright went on to complete his doctorate studies at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to quantum computing, Dr. Wright’s research focuses on the hardness of approximation and the analysis of Boolean functions. His findings have gained popularity in the world of quantum computing. Along with another researcher in the same field, the postdoctoral student found the first proof that entanglement increases rather than decreases the power of multi-prover protocols.


Research Interests: 
  • Quantum complexity theory

  • Quantum algorithms

  • Quantum information theory


Dr. Wright’s past research also pinned down the sample complexity of quantum state tomography.