(BusinessWeekly.co.uk) World leading authority and Oxford don Bob Coecke has been named chief scientist of Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC).
Coecke who has previously served as senior scientific adviser to CQC with a focus on developing and building a leading Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) capability, joins from the University of Oxford after a tenure of over 20 years where he was Professor of Quantum Foundations, Logic and Structures.
His academic career affiliations have included positions at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Imperial College London, McGill University, and University of Cambridge.
At the University of Oxford, Coecke built and headed the now 50+ member multi-disciplinary Quantum Group at the Department of Computer Science, creating one of the earliest and also the largest quantum computing groups in the world.
During his tenure at the University of Oxford, he supervised over 50 Ph.D. students and mentored well over 100 researchers, with many now working in high-level positions within the quantum computing sector in industry and in other academic institutions.