2020 Chicago Quantum Summit
November 11 - 13, 2020
The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted virtually by the University of Chicago, will capitalize on the momentum of efforts across the quantum community, including the recently announced launch of US national quantum research centers and key partnerships with academia, industry, and others. With a focus on building collaborations between national centers, companies, and innovators, experts will discuss the future of quantum information science and technology, developing a quantum workforce, and the applications of emerging QIS research.
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Moderator: Supratik Guha, Senior Scientist/Senior Advisor to Argonne Physical Sciences & Engineering; Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Moderator: Dale Van Harlingen, Donald Biggar Willett Professor, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moderator: Danna Freedman, Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Scott Aaronson is David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his bachelor’s from Cornell University and his PhD from UC Berkeley. Before coming to UT Austin, he spent nine years as a professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Aaronson’s research in theoretical computer science has focused mainly on the capabilities and limits of quantum computers. His first book, Quantum Computing Since Democritus, was published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press. He received the National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award, the United States PECASE Award, the Vannevar Bush Fellowship, the Tomassoni-Chisesi Prize in Physics, and MIT’s Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching.
David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
Founding Director, Quantum Information Center, The University of Texas at Austin
James S. Clarke
Jim Clarke is the director of the Quantum Hardware research group within Intel’s Components Research Organization. Jim launched Intel’s Quantum Computing effort in 2015, as well as a research partnership with QuTech(TU Delft and TNO). His group’s primary focus is to use Intel’s process expertise to develop scalable qubit arrays. In 2018, Jim worked with industry leaders and the Intel policy group to influence the National Quantum Initiative Act. Prior to his current role, Jim managed a group focused on interconnect research at advanced technology nodes as well as evaluating new materials and paradigms for interconnect performance. He has co-authored more than 90 papers and has 36 patents. Prior to joining Intel in2001, Jim completed a B.S. in chemistry at Indiana University, a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Harvard University, and a post-doctoral fellowship in physical organic chemistry at ETH, Zürich.
James S. Clarke
Director of Quantum Hardware, Intel
Jennifer Elliott is VP Business Development and co-founder of QEYnet. QEYnet is a startup working on Quantum Key Distribution using satellites. Jennifer’s background is in aerospace engineering, specializing in the development of micro and nano satellites. During her time working at the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory, she contributed to the development of five cutting-edge satellite missions that are currently in orbit. At QEYnet, Jennifer’s focus is on sales and business development
VP Business Development and Co-Founder, QEYnet
Dr. Harriet Kung is the Deputy Director for Science Programs in the Office of Science (SC) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The SC mission is to deliver the scientific discoveries and major scientific tools that transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. SC accomplishes its mission and advances national goals by supporting the frontiers of basic research, the world’s largest suite of major scientific user facilities, and science for energy and the environment.
As Deputy Director for Science Programs, Dr. Kung is the senior career official providing scientific and management direction and oversight for the SC research programs, including Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Dr. Kung also provides management direction and oversight of the Offices of Science Communications and Public Affairs, Scientific and Technical Information, Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, and Grants and Contracts Support.
Dr. Kung served as the SC Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences (BES) from June 2008 to April 2020 and as the Materials Sciences and Engineering (MSE) Division Director in BES from 2004 to 2008. During her tenure in BES, Dr. Kung led a number of strategic planning activities to define scientific research directions for science-to-technology pathways and was instrumental in the success of interagency collaborations, DOE research integration efforts, and international coordination activities. Under her leadership, BES pursued new funding modalities in advancing the science for the energy research agenda, including the establishment of Energy Frontier Research Centers and two Energy Innovation Hubs, and successfully delivered nearly $2 billion of construction projects within the designed scope on time and budget.
Before joining DOE in 2002, Dr. Kung was a technical staff member and a project leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research focused primarily on nanoscale materials and high-temperature superconductivity. Dr. Kung received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award in 2009.
Deputy Director for Science Programs, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Grace Metcalfe is currently the Program Officer for two basic research programs within the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Arlington, VA – the Quantum Information Science portfolio, and the Atomic and Molecular Physics portfolio. Metcalfe also leads the Physical Science Team within AFOSR. Prior to joining AFOSR, Metcalfe was a Program Manager at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD, where she established the ARL Center for Distributed Quantum Information, and piloted the OSD Applied Research for the Advancement of S&T Priorities Quantum Sciences and Engineering Program between the tri-Service Laboratories – ARL, AFRL, and NRL. Earlier in her career, Metcalfe conducted multifaceted research in areas such as atomic physics, precision measurements, microcavity resonators, ultrafast spectroscopy, semiconductor physics, optoelectronic device science, terahertz radiation, and metamaterials. Metcalfe holds 3 patents and has authored 2 book chapters and more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.
2005 Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT
2000 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA
Chris is a world leader in quantum computer science and the original inventor of the ion trap quantum computer. With David Wineland, he demonstrated the first quantum logic gate in 1995 at NIST, which contributed to Wineland’s Nobel Prize in 2012. Later at the Universities of Michigan and Maryland, Chris demonstrated the first ion trap on a semiconductor chip, pioneered qubit networking using photons, and developed ultrafast quantum gates for trapped-ion qubits. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee and is the architect of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative Act signed into law in 2018.
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, IonQ
The Honorable Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan is a computer scientist and engineer and the 15th director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Panchanathan was nominated to this position by the President of the United States in 2019 and subsequently unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 18, 2020. NSF is an $8.3B independent federal agency and the only government agency charged with advancing all fields of scientific discovery, technological innovation and STEM education.
Panchanathan is a leader in science, engineering and education with more than three decades of experience. He has a distinguished career in both higher education and government, where he has designed and built knowledge enterprises, which advance research innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, global development and economic growth.
Panchanathan previously served as the executive vice president of the Arizona State University (ASU) Knowledge Enterprise, where he was also chief research and innovation officer. He was also the founder and director of the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing at ASU. Under his leadership, ASU increased research performance fivefold, earning recognition as the fastest growing and most innovative research university in the U.S.
Prior to joining NSF, Panchanathan served on the National Science Board as chair of the Committee on Strategy and as a member of the External Engagement and National Science and Engineering Policy committees. Additionally, he served on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He was chair of the Council on Research of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and co-chair of the Extreme Innovation Taskforce of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. Arizona’s Governor appointed Panchanathan as senior advisor for science and technology in 2018. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Multimedia Magazine and editor/associate editor of several international journals.
Panchanathan’s scientific contributions have advanced the areas of human-centered multimedia computing, haptic user interfaces, person-centered tools and ubiquitous computing technologies for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with different abilities; machine learning for multimedia applications; medical image processing; and media processor designs. He has published close to 500 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has mentored more than 150 graduate students, postdocs, research engineers and research scientists, many now occupy leading positions in academia and industry.
For his scientific contributions, Panchanathan has received numerous awards, such as Distinguished Alumnus Awards and the Governor’s Innovator of the Year for Academia Award for his development of information technology-centric assistive and rehabilitative environments to assist individuals with visual impairments.
Panchanathan is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, where he also served as vice president for strategic initiatives. He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Society of Optical Engineering.
Panchanathan is married to Sarada “Soumya” Panchanathan, an academic pediatrician and informatician, who has taught medical students, pediatric residents and informatics fellows. They have two adult children, Amritha and Roshan.
Penny Pritzker is the founder and Chairman of PSP Partners and its affiliates, Pritzker Realty Group, PSP Capital and PSP Growth.
From June 2013 through January 2017, she served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration. Ms. Pritzker is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist, with more than 30 years of experience in numerous industries. Ms. Pritzker founded Vi Senior Living (formerly known as Classic Residence by Hyatt), and co-founded The Parking Spot, Artemis Real Estate Partners, and Inspired Capital. Ms. Pritzker is the former chairman of the board of TransUnion and is a past board member of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Marmon Group, and LaSalle Bank Corporation.
Ms. Pritzker is also a member of the board of Microsoft, chairman of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Harvard Corporation, Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, and a co-chair of the Cyber Readiness Institute.
Ms. Pritzker was formerly a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Stanford University, the Harvard University Board of Overseers and founded Skills for America’s Future. Ms. Pritzker also served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and his Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners, Pritzker Realty Group, PSP Capital and PSP Growth
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Christopher Savoie is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry, and computer science, and his research and business interests over the years have focused on the intersection of machine learning, biology, and chemistry. Christopher is the original inventor of AAOSA, the A.I.-based natural language interface technology used to develop Apple’s Siri. He has led big data analytics efforts at Nissan and has previously founded and served as CEO of technology companies that have been acquired or exited via IPO. He currently sits on the board of the US Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). Christopher is also a licensed attorney and has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association. He is a published legal expert on liability issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Information Security and Data Privacy. He has also lectured and taught continuing legal education courses on these subjects.
CEO & Founder, Zapata Computing
Marc Singer is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Osage University Partners (“OUP”), which he joined in 2008. OUP partners with high-quality university and research institutions to serve as their coinvestment vehicle in start-ups that are licensing their technology. OUP works with its partner institutions to build a broad venture capital portfolio across a range of advanced technologies, including software, hardware, advanced materials, life sciences, and more. OUP and its partner institutions share in the profit of the fund, helping to align each institution’s incentives with those of its companies and their investors.
OUP has partnered with 100 research institutions, including Caltech, Columbia, Duke, Florida, Harvard, Michigan, MIT, Penn, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and many others. OUP has approximately $600 million in capital under management and has invested in over 95 university start-ups.
Marc manages all of OUP’s technology investing activities, including software, hardware, semiconductors, advanced materials, healthcare IT, and more. Marc has spent more than twenty-five years in venture capital. He previously served as a General Partner and Co-Founder of BEV Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm he co-founded in 1997. Over ten years Marc helped BEV raise and invest over $200M in over 40 companies and co-invest with over 100 other venture capital firms. Prior to co-founding BEV in 1997, Marc worked at Consumer Venture Partners, another VC firm he joined in 1993. Marc earned his BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Partner, Osage University Partners
Robert J. Zimmer
Robert J. Zimmer has been president of the University of Chicago since 2006. A member of the University’s mathematics faculty, he has served as chair of the Mathematics Department, Deputy Provost, and Vice President for Research. He is currently Chair of the Boards of Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi Research Alliance LLC (operator of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), and the Marine Biological Laboratory. He earned his A.B.from Brandeis and his Ph.D. from Harvard. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has honorary degrees from Tsinghua University and Colby College. In 2017 he was given the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).
Robert J. Zimmer
President, University of Chicago
Directors of the National DOE Quantum Centers
David Awschalom is the Liew Family Professor and Deputy Director of the Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, and Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. He is also a senior scientist and the Director of Q-NEXT, a Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Center at Argonne National Laboratory.
Before arriving in Chicago, he was the Director of the California NanoSystems Institute and Professor of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California – Santa Barbara. He had been a research staff member and manager of the Nonequilibrium Physics Department at the IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.
He works in the emerging fields of spintronics and quantum information engineering, where his students develop new methods to explore and control the quantum states of individual electrons, nuclei, and photons in the solid state. His research includes implementations of quantum information processing with potential applications in computing, imaging, and communication.
Professor Awschalom received the American Physical Society Oliver E. Buckley Prize and Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, the European Physical Society Europhysics Prize, the Materials Research Society David Turnbull Award and Outstanding Investigator Prize, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the International Magnetism Prize and the Néel Medal from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and an IBM Outstanding Innovation Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the European Academy of Sciences.
Liew Family Professor in Spintronics and Quantum Information and Deputy Dean, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
Director, Chicago Quantum Exchange
Director, DOE QIS Q-NEXT, Argonne National Laboratory
The QSC’s goal is to overcome key roadblocks in quantum state resilience, controllability, and ultimately scalability of quantum technologies. In order to accomplish this, the Center will address the fragility of quantum states through the design of new topological materials for QIS; develop algorithms and software for computation and sensing with current and future QIS hardware; and design new quantum devices and sensors to detect dark matter and topological quasiparticles, creating new capabilities to quantify the previously unmeasurable.
Dean has made numerous fundamental contributions to nuclear quantum many-body theory, including developments of quantum Monte Carlo methods for the investigations of thermal properties of finite nuclei and their interactions in stellar environments, and coupled-cluster theory and developments to understand very neutron-rich medium mass-nuclei. He and colleagues performed the first-ever quantum computing calculation of a nucleus.
Director, DOE QIS Quantum Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
After graduating in a high school class of 5 students in the small village of Brant Lake, NY and completing his undergraduate degree in physics from Bates College, Girvin earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Princeton University in 1977.
Girvin joined the Yale faculty in 2001, where he is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Professor of Applied Physics. From 2007 to 2017 he served as Yale’s Deputy Provost for Research, overseeing strategic planning for research, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech transfer at Yale.
Along with his experimenter colleagues Michel Devoret and Robert Schoelkopf, Girvin co-developed ‘circuit QED,’ the leading architecture for construction of quantum computers based on superconducting microwave circuits. In 2020, he became founding director of the Co-Design Center for Quantum Advantage, one of five national quantum information science research centers funded by the Department of Energy.
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Yale University
Director, DOE QIS Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Anna Grassellino is the director of the National Quantum Information Science Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, led by Fermilab. Her research focuses on radio frequency superconductivity, in particular on SRF cavities performance to enable applications spanning from accelerators to detectors to QIS. Grassellino is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award, the 2017 EPS Frank Sacherer Prize, the 2016 IEEE PAST Award, the 2016 USPAS prize and a $2.5 million DOE Early Career Award for her pioneering contributions to SRF technology. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy.
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Fermilab
Director, DOE QIS Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, Fermilab
Irfan Siddiqi is a Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Irfan completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry & physics and PhD in applied physics from Harvard University and Yale University, respectively. Siddiqi and his research group, the Quantum Nanoelectronics Laboratory, focus on the development of advanced superconducting circuits for quantum information processing, including computation and metrology. Additionally, Siddiqi is the director of the Advanced Quantum Testbed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Irfan is known for key contributions to quantum measurement science, including real-time observations of wavefunction collapse, tests of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, quantum feedback, and the development of a range of microwave frequency, quantum noise limited amplifiers and detectors. Irfan is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and in 2006 was awarded the APS George E. Valley Jr. prize for the development of the Josephson bifurcation amplifier. He is also a recipient of the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor of Physics,
University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Director of the DOE QIS Quantum Systems Accelerator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
DIRECTORS OF THE NSF QUANTUM LEAP CHALLENGE INSTITUTES
Professor Brian DeMarco has advanced the frontier of quantum physics for more than two decades. His research team at Illinois has developed innovative techniques to expand our understanding of materials using quantum simulation. In his role as the Chair of the NASA Fundamental Physical Sciences Board, DeMarco has helped to grow US quantum space science, including establishing the Cold Atom Lab on the International Space Station and initiating the future Deep Space Quantum Link. As Director of the new NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks, DeMarco will lead an interdisciplinary and multi-institution team of researchers to tackle a central problem: scaling quantum computing and developing new applications for distributed systems. DeMarco also has a strong interest in education. He has provided key leadership in modernizing physics education and navigating the transition to remote learning as the Associate Head for one of the largest undergraduate physics programs in the nation.
Professor of Physics and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Physics, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director, the NSF Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Materials Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Director, NSF Challenge Institute for Quantum Computation, University of California, Berkeley
Jun Ye is a Fellow of JILA and a Fellow of NIST. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. His research focuses on the frontiers of light-matter interactions and includes precision measurement, quantum physics and ultracold matter, optical frequency metrology, and ultrafast science. He has co-authored over 350 scientific papers and has delivered over 550 invited talks. Awards and honors include N.F. Ramsey Prize (APS), Rabi Award (IEEE), US Presidential Rank (Distinguished) Award, four Gold Medals from the U.S. Commerce Department, Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Frew Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, I.I. Rabi Prize (APS), European Frequency and Time Forum Award, Carl Zeiss Research Award, William F. Meggers Award and Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America, Arthur S. Flemming Award, Presidential Early Career Award, Friedrich Wilhem Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Samuel Wesley Stratton Award, and Jacob Rabinow Award from NIST. Group web page, http://jila.colorado.edu/YeLabs/
Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Fellow of JILA and Professor Adjoint, JILA and Dept. of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Director, NSF QLCI Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering (Q-SEnSE), University of Colorado at Boulder
Sophia Chen is a science journalist based in Columbus, Ohio. After earning an M.S. in physics from the University of Arizona in 2015, she began covering physics, quantum technology, and data science news. You can find her writing in outlets such as WIRED, Science, Gizmodo, and various publications of the American Physical Society and SPIE. She also writes educational videos for the YouTube channel Physics Girl, which has an audience of over 1.7 million subscribers.
Pranav Gokhale is the Co-founder and CEO of Super.tech, a quantum software startup. He recently defended his PhD in computer science from UChicago, where his research focused on bridging the gap from near-term quantum hardware to practical applications. As a graduate student, Pranav received the Eckhardt and NDSEG fellowships. His PhD research led to over a dozen publications, three best paper awards, and two patent applications. Prior to UChicago, Pranav studied computer science and physics at Princeton University.
Supratik Guha is a professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago , scientist and senior advisor to the Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate at Argonne, leading Argonne’s microelectronics and quantum information science strategic efforts. Prior to joining the University of Chicago and Argonne in 2015, he spent twenty years at IBM Research where he last served as the Director of Physical Sciences. At IBM, Dr. Guha pioneered the materials research that led to IBM’s high dielectric constant metal gate transistor. He was also responsible for initiating or significantly expanding IBM’s R&D programs in quantum computing silicon photonics, and sensor-based cyber-physical systems. Dr. Guha is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, a 2018 Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, and the recipient of the 2015 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics. At the University of Chicago and Argonne, his interests are focused on discovery science in the area of materials and devices for future information processing.
Senior Scientist/Senior Advisor to Argonne Physical Sciences & Engineering; Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Dr. Charles Tahan is the Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science (QIS) and the Director of the National Quantum Coordination Office (NQCO) within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The NQCO ensures coordination of the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) and QIS activities across the federal government, industry, and academia.
Dr. Tahan is on detail from the Laboratory for Physical Sciences where he drove technical progress in the future of information technology as Technical Director. Research at LPS spans computing, communications, and sensing, from novel device physics to high-performance computer architectures. As a technical lead, Dr. Tahan stood up new research initiatives in silicon and superconducting quantum computing; quantum characterization, verification, and validation; and new and emerging qubit science and technology. As a practicing physicist, he is Chief of the intramural QIS research programs at LPS and works with students and postdocs from the University of Maryland-College Park to conduct original research in quantum information and device theory. His contributions have been recognized by the Researcher of the Year Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, election as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and as an ODNI Science and Technology Fellow. He continues to serve as Chief Scientist of LPS.
Dr. Tahan earned a PhD in Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and a B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science with Highest Honors from the College of William & Mary in 2000. From 2005-2007 he was a National Science Foundation Distinguished International Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK; the Center for Quantum Computing Technology, Australia; and the University of Tokyo, Japan. He served as chief technical consultant for quantum information science and technology programs in DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) while at Booz Allen Hamilton from 2007-2009. He has a long-term commitment to science and society including creating one of the first games meant to build intuition about quantum computing.
Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science and Director, National Quantum Coordination Office, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dale Van Harlingen
Dale J. Van Harlingen is the Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics and the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a B.S. in 1972, a M.S. in 1974, and a Ph.D. in 1977, all in physics, from The Ohio State University. He joined the University of Illinois in 1981 and is currently a Professor of Physics with affiliations in the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) and the Micro Nano Technology Laboratory (MNTL). Professor Van Harlingen became a member of the American Physical Society in 1975 and a Fellow in 1996. He received the prestigious Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics from the APS in 1998 and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.
Dale Van Harlingen
Donald Biggar Willett Professor, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign