Emanuel Knill

My research includes developing and applying mathematical and physical tools to better understand the limitations and utilize the capabilities of information processing resources. I use ideas and results from discrete mathematics, linear and multilinear algebra, information theory, probability theory, the theory of computation, and mathematical/theoretical physics.  Current areas of interest include high-significance tests of quantum mechanics, characterization and benchmarks for digital and analog quantum devices, quantum measurement theory, emergence of subsystems in quantum matter and fields, and algebraic quantum information.  Most of my work is available at

Research & Affiliations
Fellow of CTQM
Scientist/Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology