Faisal Shah Khan

Faisal Shah Khan

Faisal Shah Khan
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
+971 (0)2 401 8112


Dr. Faisal Shah Khan earned his PhD from Portland State University, Oregon, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Bleiler. He earned his Master’s in Mathematics from Portland State University, and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Santa Clara University.

After earning his undergraduate degree, Dr. Khan worked as an online mentor at the Education Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University. He has served as an adjunct teaching faculty at several community colleges in the US, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Portland. At the Khalifa university of Science, Technology and Research, which became part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in February 2107, he was a faculty member in the Applied Math and Science Department , where he was assigned to the development committee for the Applied Math Undergraduate Degree Program, which was successfully launched in 2014.

Dr. Khan’s research is in the area of quantum technologies, including quantum computing and quantum communications. He is a visiting researcher at the Quantum Computing Institute at Oak Ridge National Lab, USA, and serves as a member of the Information Security Center at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. He is currently involved in a project that is developing hardware and software programming environment for the first generation quantum computer, the D-wave 2000Q. He is also testing the IBM universal quantum computing platform.

Courses taught:

  • MATH111 Calculus I
  • MATH112 Calculus II
  • MATH211 Differential equations and linear algebra
  • MATH311 Probability and statistics with discrete mathematics
  • MATH312 Advanced linear algebra
  • MATH601 Engineering mathematical analysis
  • MATH603 Random variables and stochastic processes

Teaching interests:
 Quantum safe security; quantum computing; information; and coding theory

Research projects:

  • “Towards a Quantum Safe Security Infrastructure in the UAE”
  • “Financial Portfolio Management using Adiabatic Quantum Computing”
  • “A Review of Quantum Game Theory and Applications”
  • “Algorithmic Game t=Theory and Optimal Quantum Communication Protocols”

Research interests:  fixed point theorems, equilibria in quantum games, and quantum resources

  • Financial Portfolio Management using D-Waves Quantum Optimizer: The Case of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, with Nada Elsokkary, Davide Latorre, Joel Gottlieb, and Travis S. Humble, Proceedings of the IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, 2017.
  • Advances in quantum theoretical approach to image processing applications, with Nour Aburaed and Harish Bhaskar, ACM Computing Surveys, volume 49, issue 4, 2017.
  • No fixed point guarantee of Nash equilibrium in quantum games, Quantum Information Processing, Station-Q, Microsoft, Seattle, USA, 2017.
  • Dominant strategies in two qubit quantum computations, Quantum Information Processing, volume 14, issue, 2015.
  • Mini-maximizing two qubit quantum computations, with Simon J.D. Phoenix. Quantum Information Processing, volume 12, issue 12, 2013.
  • The role of correlation in quantum and classical games, with Simon J.D. Phoenix. Fluctuation and Noise Letters, volume 12, issue 3, 2013.
  • Gaming the quantum, with Simon J.D. Phoenix. Quantum Information & Computation, volume 13, number 3 & 4, 2013.
  • Properly quantized history-dependent Parrondo games, Markov processes, and multiplexing circuits, with Steven Bleiler. Physics Letters A, volume 375, 2011.
  • Nash equilibrium in quantum superpositions, with Simon J.D. Phoenix. Quantum Information and Computation IX, Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing, Orlando, Florida, 2011.
  • Octonionization of three player, two strategy maximally entangled quantum games, with Aden Ahmed and Steven Bleiler. International Journal of Quantum Information, volume 8, issue 3, 2010.
  • Synthesis of hybrid and d-valued quantum logic circuits by decomposition, with Marek Perkowski. Theoretical Computer Science, volume 367, issue 3, 2006.
  • Synthesis of ternary quantum logic circuits by decomposition, with Marek Perkowski. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Representations and Methodology of Future Computing Technologies, Tokyo, 2005.

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