Quantum mechanics promises extraordinary capabilities for computation and cryptography. However, quantum information is not only fragile, but also impossible to verify directly for classical being like us. How can we be sure that a quantum device is not defective or even malicious? To address this challenging question, an area of Trustworthy Quantum Information was pioneered by Mayers and Yao [FOCS 1998] and has emerged from several recent lines of research. We now know how to carry out several important tasks using quantum devices that we do not trust. Hardware implementations of these methods will prove their own integrity, thus are "trustworthy".
In this talk, I will survey some results that I am familiar with and discuss several challenging open problems. I will not assume any prior knowledge on quantum information. An international workshop on this subject will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA from June 28 to July 2, 2015. Visit TyQI.org for more information.
Yaoyun Shi received his Bachelor's degree from Beijing University in 1997 and his PhD from Princeton University in 2001, both in Computer Science. He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on quantum information processing.