Alexander Lvovsky received his B.S. in physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1993, and completed his Ph.D. in physics at Columbia University in 1998. He did post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the Universität Konstanz in Germany (as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow), where he ultimately became a Group Leader in quantum-optical information technology. In 2004, he took the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary, where he remains today. Dr. Lvovsky is a Tier II Canada Research Chair, a lifetime member of the American Physical Society, and the winner of the Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty award and the Emmy Noether research award of the German Science Foundation. His research interests are in the synthesis, manipulation, measurement, and storage of quantum information carried by light for applications in quantum information technology.