Quantum Shannon theory is a relatively new field which lies at the intersection of the two important sciences of the twentieth century: the quantum theory and information theory. The two fundamental questions which drives research in this area are: What are the ultimate capabilities of computation and information processing with quantum mechanical systems? In the last two decades investigations into this question have blossomed into a rich area of research. In this talk we will discuss a new framework and tools for designing communication protocols over quantum channels. This framework also gives a unified approach for designing optimal classical protocols for many network communication scenarios.
Naqueeb Ahmad Warsi obtained his PhD degree from the Tata Institue of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Prior to PhD, he worked as a scientist for the Space Application Center (Indian Space Research Organization) until 2009. He is currently working as a research fellow with the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. Prior to this position he has held research fellow positions at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and also at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. His research interest lies in the area of non-asymptotic information theory and especially, in the designing of information theoretic protocols.