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Sébastien Gambs

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Picture of Sébastien Gambs Name: Sébastien Gambs
User name: gambsseb
Phone number (LITQ laboratory): 343-6111 #3514
Phone number (HÉRON laboratory): 343-6111 #3494
Email: gambsseb[at]IRO[dot]UMontreal[dot]CA
Status: Ph.D. student.
Project: Quantum Information Processing and Machine Learning.

Research interests:

My main research interets lie in everything that is connected to Quantum Information Processing, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and the crossing of these domains. In Machine Learning, I am particularly interested in Unsupervised Learning.

By nature, I am a curious guy and among my other research interets are the following domains:
Algorithmics, Cryptology, Data Structures, Information Theory, Theoretical Computer Science.

I am also still interested in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, which is a domain I used to work on during my master.


Ph.D. in computer science, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
Supervisors: Gilles Brassard and Esma Aïmeur.
Subject: Quantum learning.

Master in computer science, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
Supervisors: Esma Aïmeur and Gilles Brassard.
Subject: Development of a curriculum and a student model oriented towards a multidisciplinary domain: Quantum Information Processing.

B.Sc (Honors) in computer science, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.
First class grade obtained.

Diplôme Universitaire Technologique en informatique (DUT), IUT Strasbourg-Sud, Strasbourg, France.

Baccalauréat scientifique (Physics-Chemistry option), Lycée Jean-Monnet, Strasbourg, France.


Gambs S., "Quantum classification". Preliminary version available on arXiv:0809.0444.

Aïmeur E. et Gambs S., "Data mining and privacy", Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining (2nd edition), August 2008.

Brassard G., Broadbent A., Fitzsimons J., Gambs S. et Tapp A., "Anonymous quantum communication", Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security (ASIACRYPT'07), Sarawak, December 2007, accepted. (Preliminary version available on
Accepted for presentation at the 11th Workshop on Quantum Information Processing (QIP), New Delhi, December 2007.

Aïmeur E., Brassard G. and Gambs S., "Quantum clustering algorithms", Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference of Machine Learning (ICML'07), Corvallis, June 2007, pp. 1-8.

Brassard G., Broadbent A., Fitzsimons J., Gambs S. et Tapp A., "Anonymous quantum communication", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Theoretic Security (ICITS'07) (invited paper - short format), Madrid, May 2007.

Gambs S., Kégl B. and Aïmeur E., "Privacy-preserving boosting", Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, volume 14, issue 1, February 2007, pp. 131-170.

Aïmeur E., Brassard G. and Gambs S., "Machine learning in a quantum world", Proceedings of the 19th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Canadian AI'06), Québec city, June 2006, pp. 433-444.

Aïmeur E., Brassard G., Gambs S. and Kégl B., "Privacy-preserving boosting", International Workshop on Privacy and Security Issues in Data Mining, in conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD'04), Pisa, September 2004, pp. 51-69.

Aïmeur E., Brassard G. and Gambs S., "Towards a new knowledge elicitation algorithm", IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning for a E-Learning System, Acapulco, August 2003, pp. 1-7.

Aïmeur E., Brassard G., Dufort H. and Gambs S., "CLARISSE: A machine learning tool to initialize student models", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS'02), Biarritz, juin 2002, pp. 718-728.

Aïmeur E., Blanchard E., Brassard G. and Gambs S., "QUANTI: A multidisciplinary knowledge-based system for quantum information processing", Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Aided Learning in Engineering Education (CALIE'01), Tunis, November 2001, pp. 51-57.

Aïmeur E., Blanchard E., Brassard G., Fusade B. and Gambs S., "Designing a multidisciplinary curriculum for quantum information processing", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED'01), San Antonio, May 2001, pp. 524-526.

Some useful links: Some links related to quantum information processing: Some other links related to computer science:

Le Monde (French newspaper)


The archive of quant-ph (or where to find a lot of papers related to quantum information processing)

QIP 2008 (11th Workshop on Quantum Information Processing)
QCMC 2008

LITQ (Laboratoire d'Informatique Théorique et Quantique)

Scott Aaronson (Shtetl-Optimized)
Dave Bacon (also known as Quantum Pontiff)


Other quantum information processing labs in Canada:
CQIL (Crypto and Quantum Info Lab)
Institute for Quantum Computing
Institute for Quantum Information Science

Other quantum information processing labs in the world (far from being exhaustive):
Centre for Quantum Computation
Institute for Quantum Information
Le Groupe Quantique du LRI
CWI (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica)
Quantum Computing Group of University of Bristol
Information sources:
Google Scholar

Canadian AI 2008
ICML 2008
ICITS 2008
ECML 2008
NIPS 2008
IJCAI 2009

John Langford
Michael Nielsen

Laboratories and universities:
Héron laboratory (Intelligent Tutoring Systems)
LISA (Laboratoire Informatique des Systèmes Adaptatifs)
DIRO (Département d'Informatique et Recherche Opérationnelle)
Université de Montréal

Last update: 9 September 2008.