# Experts

### John Preskill

Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology

Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech

Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech

John Preskill is a recognized leader in theoretical quantum information, quantum computing, and quantum error correction. Preskill began his career in particle physics and cosmology, but now his main research area is quantum information science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

### Irfan Siddiqi

Director of the Advanced Quantum Testbed, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley

Area of expertise: Superconducting Circuits

Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley

Area of expertise: Superconducting Circuits

Irfan Siddiqi is known for groundbreaking contributions to the fields of superconducting quantum devices, including dispersive single-shot readout of superconducting quantum bits, quantum feedback, observation of single quantum trajectories, and near-quantum-limited microwave frequency amplification. He is also the director of the Quantum Nanoelectronics Laboratory at UC Berkeley.

### Rick Muller

Senior Manager, Quantum & Advanced Microsystem Group

Sandia National Laboratories

Area of expertise: Quantum Modeling & Simulation

Sandia National Laboratories

Area of expertise: Quantum Modeling & Simulation

Rick Muller is a recognized leader in quantum modeling and simulation. Rick has a background in quantum chemistry and materials science and is interested in high performance computing, quantum information science, semiconductor physics and fabrication, materials/molecules, and how combinations of these can help advance science for national and economic security.

### Christopher Monroe

Professor of ECE and Physics

Duke University

Area of expertise: Quantum Information, Atomic and Optical Physics

Duke University

Area of expertise: Quantum Information, Atomic and Optical Physics

Christopher Monroe is a recognized leader in the field of quantum information science and atomic implementations of quantum computers and simulators. After demonstrating the first quantum gates in any platform in the 1990s, he has developed semiconductor-based ion trap chips, remote entanglement operations through photons, and quantum simulation protocols using trapped ions. He co-founded the company IonQ in 2016.

### Mikhail Lukin

**George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics**

**Harvard University**

**Area of expertise: Quantum Optics & Quantum Information Science**

Mikhail Lukin is a recognized leader in the areas of quantum optics and atomic physics. His research emphasizes studies of quantum systems consisting of interacting photons, atoms, molecules and electrons coupled to realistic environments. He also serves as Co-Director of the Harvard Quantum Initiative and the Center for Ultracold Atoms.

### William D. Oliver

Associate Professor & Lincoln Laboratory Fellow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of expertise: Superconducting Quantum Computing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of expertise: Superconducting Quantum Computing

William D. Oliver is a recognized leader in the quantum engineering of extensible superconducting quantum circuits. He leads programs at MIT campus and MIT Lincoln Laboratory related to the design, fabrication, 3D integration, control, error mitigation, and measurement of superconducting qubits.

### Jun Ye

Professor of Physics, Adjoint, University of Colorado

Fellow of JILA, Fellow of NIST

Area of expertise: Atomic physics, precision measurement, quantum science

Fellow of JILA, Fellow of NIST

Area of expertise: Atomic physics, precision measurement, quantum science

Jun Ye is a recognized leader in the development of new tools for light-matter interactions and their applications in precision measurement, quantum physics, and frequency metrology. He has co-authored 350 scientific papers and has delivered over 550 invited talks. Among his many awards and honors are N.F. Ramsey Prize (APS), I.I. Rabi Award (IEEE), I.I. Rabi Prize (APS), and W.F. Meggers Award (OSA).

### K. Birgitta Whaley

Professor, Director of Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center

University of California, Berkeley

Area of expertise: Quantum Information, Measurement and Control, Algorithms

University of California, Berkeley

Area of expertise: Quantum Information, Measurement and Control, Algorithms

Birgitta Whaley is a recognized leader in quantum science at the interface between quantum physics and chemistry and biology. She works in quantum information and quantum computation, quantum control and simulation of complex quantum systems, with focus on implementation of quantum information processing, and on quantum effects in biological systems.

### John Chiaverini

Senior Technical Staff

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Area of expertise: Trapped-Ion Quantum Computing

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Area of expertise: Trapped-Ion Quantum Computing

John Chiaverini is an expert in quantum information processing with atomic systems, and trapped-ion quantum computing in particular. He is an inventor of the surface-electrode ion-trap architecture, a widely used platform for integration, and he currently leads a team developing technologies in order to remove roadblocks to practical quantum computing.

### Daniel Stick

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories

Area of expertise: Ion Trap Research

Sandia National Laboratories

Area of expertise: Ion Trap Research

Dr. Daniel Stick is a recognized leader in developing micro-fabricated ion traps for quantum information applications. He received his BS from Caltech and his PhD from the University of Michigan. In 2012 he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for research in trapped ion quantum computing.