Dr. Brian La Cour

Dr. Brian R. La Cour directs the ARL:UT Center for Quantum Research (CQR).  He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in statistical physics, and M.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of New Orleans, specializing in mathematical statistics.  Since 2001 he has been a staff researcher at ARL:UT, where he heads basic research in the Signal and Information Sciences Laboratory.  Since joining ARL:UT, he has worked extensively in the areas of signal processing, statistical modeling, and underwater acoustics.  His current research interests include quantum computing, contextuality, and quantum foundations.

Selected Publications

  1. B. R. La Cour and C. I. Ostrove, “Subspace projection method for unstructured searches with noisy quantum oracles using a signal-based quantum emulation device.” Quantum Information Processing, vol. 16, 7 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11128-016-1464-z
  2. B. R. La Cour, J.E. Troupe, and H.M. Mark, "Classical simulated annealing using quantum analogues," Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 164, 772 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10955-016-1570-4
  3. B. R. La Cour, “A local hidden-variable model for experimental tests of the GHZ puzzle.” Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations, vol. 3, 221 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40509-016-0073-y
  4. B. R. La Cour and E. C. G. Sudarshan, "Classical model for measurements of an entanglement witness." Physical Review A, vol. 92, 032302 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.92.032302
  5. B. R. La Cour and W. C. Schieve, "A general conditional large deviation principle." Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 161, 123 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10955-015-1328-4
  6. B. R. La Cour and G. E. Ott, "Signal-based classical emulation of a universal quantum computer." New Journal of Physics, vol. 17, 053017 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/17/5/053017
  7. B. R. La Cour, "A locally deterministic, detector-based model of quantum measurement." Foundations of Physics, vol. 44, 1059 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10701-014-9829-6
  8. B. R. La Cour, "Analysis of some recent tests of quantum contextuality." AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1232, 329 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3431509
  9. B. R. La Cour, "Quantum contextuality in the Mermin-Peres square: A hidden variable perspective." Physical Review A, vol. 79, 012102 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.79.012102


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