Christopher K. King

Professor of Mathematics

Northeastern University

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505 LA

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c 'dot' king 'at' neu 'dot' edu

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Northeastern University
Department of Mathematics
360 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115, USA


Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2013

PhD (Physics) received from Harvard University, Cambridge MA, 1984

BA (Mathematics, Physics) received from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1980

Areas of Interest

My main area of interest is quantum information theory, where research revolves around the question of how the unique properties of quantum systems (such as state superpositions and entanglement) can be exploited to enhance the efficiency of tasks involving information storage and transfer. I have worked on problems related to computation and communication (channel capacity, data compression, 802.11, TCP), matrix analysis (completely positive maps, operator spaces), nano physics (energy transfer and dynamics) and classical dynamical systems (stability of switching systems).


List of Recent Publications (since 2007)


Co-PI for National Science Foundation grant 'PRISM: Attracting Students to Mathematics, Physics, and Biology Through Interdisciplinary Research and Discovery', award number DMS-0928587. (Program: Workforce in the Mathematical Sciences). PRISM


Starting July 1, 2013 -- Interim Chair of the Mathematics Department

Last modified June 14, 2013