Sandy Irani

Professor, UC Irvine
Sandy Irani graduated with a degree in in EECS from Princeton University in 1986. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and the following year was a recipient of the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the Fall of 1992, she joined the faculty of University of California at Irvine where she is currently a full professor. She served as chair of the Computer Science Department from 2005 to 2008 and from 2010 to 2012. In the first part of her career, her research focused on on-line algorithms and their applications to scheduling and resource allocation. More recently, she has been working in Quantum Computation with a focus on Quantum Complexity Theory. She is also the author of a web-based, interactive textbook replacement on Discrete Mathematics in collaboration with zyBooks, Inc. She is the 2021-2022 recipient of the UC Irvine Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching.

Program Visits

Quantum Algorithms, Complexity, and Fault Tolerance, Spring 2024, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Summer Cluster on Quantum Computing, Summer 2023, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Summer Cluster in Quantum Computation, Summer 2021, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
The Quantum Wave in Computing, Spring 2020, Visiting Scientist
Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity, Spring 2014, Visiting Scientist
Quantum computing, quantum Hamiltonian complexity