Dr. Simon J.D. Phoenix

Dr. Simon J.D. Phoenix

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-4018148

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442



Dr. Phoenix joined Khalifa University in 2010, after an extensive career with British Telecom (BT). He joined BT’s Research Laboratories in 1989, helping to develop the quantum theory of light in fibre, and its application to the non-linear interactions in a Kerr medium. Later, he was a member of the team that demonstrated the world’s first quantum key distribution (QKD) in optical fibre. Other roles at British Telecom included work in the Cryptography Research group, Technical Design Authority and Security Research group.

Dr. Phoenix completed his Ph.D. in Theoretical Quantum Optics at Imperial College, London, under the supervision of noted British physicist, Prof. Sir Peter Knight, FRS.

  • Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Imperial College, London (UK), 1990
  • B.Sc., Theoretical Physics, York (UK), 1986
  • Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Cryptography
  • Information Theory
  • Quantum key distribution and security protocols
  • Quantum information processing
  • Quantum game theory
  • Foundations of quantum mechanics 

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  • F.S. Khan & S.J.D .Phoenix, “Gaming the Quantum”, Quant. Inf. Comp. (2012)
  • S.M. Barnett & S.J.D Phoenix, “Asynchronous Quantum Key Distribution on a Relay Network”, J. Mod. Opt., 59 (15), 1349-1354 (2012)
  • F.S. Khan & S.J.D .Phoenix, “Nash Equilibrium in Quantum Superpositions”, Quantum Information and Computation IX, SPIE, 8057, (2011)