Walter O. Krawec



Refereed Papers

  • (With M. Nelson and E. Geiss) Automatic Generation of Optimal Quantum Key Distribution Protocols. To appear, Proc. ACM GECCO 2017, Berlin. (PDF)

  • Quantum Key Distribution with Mismatched Measurements over Arbitrary Channels. Quantum Information and Computation. Vol. 17, No. 3 and 4, pages 209-241 (2017). pre-print available online: arXiv:1608.07728

  • An Improved Asymptotic Key Rate Bound for a Mediated Semi-Quantum Key Distribution Protocol. Quantum Information and Computation. Vol. 16, No. 9 and 10, pages 0813-0834. (2016). pre-print available online: arXiv:1509.04797

  • Asymptotic Analysis of a Three State Quantum Cryptographic Protocol. Proc. IEEE ISIT 2016 (Barcelona). Pages 2489-2493. pre-print available online: arXiv:1601.00185; (Slides)

  • A Genetic Algorithm to Analyze the Security of Quantum Cryptographic Protocols. Proc. IEEE CEC 2016, (Vancouver, Canada). Pages 2098-2105. (Slides)

  • Security of a Semi-Quantum Protocol Where Reflections Contribute to the Secret Key. Quantum Information Processing, 15 (5), 2067 - 2090 (2016). pre-print available online: arXiv:1510.07181

  • Security Proof of a Semi-Quantum Key Distribution Protocol. Proc. IEEE ISIT 2015 (Hong Kong). Pages 686-690; pre-print available online: arXiv:1412.0282

  • Mediated Semi-Quantum Key Distribution. Physical Review A 91 032323; pre-print available online: arXiv:1411.6024

  • History Dependent Quantum Walk on the Cycle with an Unbalanced Coin. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 428, pages 319-331. (2015). pre-print available online: arXiv:1411.6298

  • n-Player Impartial Combinatorial Games with Random Players. Theoretical Computer Science 569, pages 1-12 (2015)

  • Restricted Attacks on Semi-Quantum Key Distribution Protocols. Quantum Information Processing: 13(11), pages 2417-2436 (2014) (PDF)

  • On the Application of Quantum Decision Theory to Artificial Life. Proc. of the 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pages 3323-3330, June 2013

  • Regarding Modular Multiplicative Graphs. Graph Theory Notes of NY LXIV, pages 45-48, May 2013

  • On the Emergent Behaviors of a Robot Controlled by a Real-Time Evolving Neural Network. Proc. of Artificial Life 13, pages 364-371, July 2012.

  • Modular Multiplicative Graphs. to appear Ars Combinatoria

  • Analyzing n-Player Impartial Games. International Journal of Game Theory: Volume 41, Issue 2 (2012), pages 345-367 (DOI) 10.1007/s00182-011-0289-3

  • Finding an Optimal Solution to Bachet's Scale Problem. The Pentagon (KME). June 2008

Posters and Poster Papers

  • Mismatched Measurements and Quantum Key Distribution. QCrypt 2016, Washington DC. (PDF)

  • Using Evolutionary Techniques to Analyze the Security of Quantum Key Distribution Protocols. Proc. GECCO Comp. '14, pages 171-172.

  • Minimal Variable Quantum Decision Makers for Robotic Control. Proc. GECCO Comp. '14, pages 33-34.

  • An Algorithm for Evolving Multiple Quantum Operators for Arbitrary Quantum Computational Problems. Proc. GECCO Comp. '14, pages 59-60.


  • Semi-Quantum Key Distribution: Protocols, Security Analysis, and New Models. Ph.D. Thesis, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ, May 2015. (PDF | slides)

  • Analyzing n-Player Impartial Games. MA Thesis, University at Albany (SUNY), Albany NY, May 2010.


  • Security in the Semi-Quantum Setting. AMS/MAA Joint Math Meetings, San Antonio TX. January 2015 (available online)

Select Magazine Articles

  • Evolutionary Robotics (Parts I and II). Circuit Cellar Ink. November-December 2015

  • Experiments in Developmental Robotics (Parts I and II). Circuit Cellar Ink. September-October 2013

  • Creating an HC11 OS. Dr. Dobbs Journal. December 2008

  • Programming the Pocket PC. Nuts & Volts Magazine. June 2006

  • Palm Programming: An Introduction. Nuts & Volts Magazine. October 2004

  • An HC11 File Manager. Circuit Cellar Online. April-May 2001


  • Simulating Quantum Algorithms with Q-Prog. Available online: QProg.pdf