The MIT Quantum Science and Engineering collective is led by a steering committee and a broader advisory council.
Leadership
Isaac ChuangProfessor of Physics 
Ike Chuang is a pioneer in the field of quantum information science. His experimental realization of two, three, five, and seven quantum bit quantum computers using nuclear spins in molecules provided the first laboratory demonstrations of many important quantum algorithms, including Shor's quantum factoring algorithm. The error correction, algorithmic cooling, and entanglement manipulation techniques he developed provide new ways to obtain complete quantum control over light and matter, and lay a foundation for possible largescale quantum information processing systems.
Chuang came to MIT in 2000 from IBM, where he was a research staff member. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow. Chuang holds two bachelors and one master's degrees in physics and electrical engineering from MIT, and was a postdoc fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author, together with Michael Nielsen, of the textbook Quantum Computation and Quantum Information.
Wolfgang KetterleJohn D. MacArthur Professor of Physics 
Wolfgang Ketterle's research is in atomic physics and laser spectroscopy, particularly in the area of laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms with the goal of exploring new aspects of ultracold atomic matter. Ketterle conducts experimental research in atomic physics and laser spectroscopy and focuses currently on BoseEinstein condensation in dilute atomic gases. He was among the first scientists to observe this phenomenon in 1995, and realized the first atom laser in 1997.
Ketterle joined MIT’s Department of Physics in 1993 where he is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics. Ketterle holds a master’s degree from the Technical University of Munich and a PhD in physics from the University of Munich. He conducted postdoctoral research at the MaxPlanck Institute for Quantum Optics, the University of Heidelberg, and at MIT. In 2001, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Eric A. Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle, and Carl E. Wieman "for the achievement of BoseEinstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates."
William OliverPhysics Professor of the Practice 
Will Oliver provides programmatic and technical leadership targeting the development of quantum and classical highperformance computing technologies at MIT and MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Oliver’s research interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and singleflux quantum digital logic.
Oliver is a principal investigator in MIT’s Engineering Quantum Systems group and associate director in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics. He is also a principal investigator in the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University, master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Oliver is a Fellow of the American Physical Society; serves on the US Committee for Superconducting Electronics; is an IEEE Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) Board Member; and is a member of IEEE, APS, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tau Beta Pi.
Peter ShorMorss Professor of Applied Mathematics 
Peter Shor consolidated the field of quantum computation by designing the quantum algorithm for factoring large numbers. He proved that a quantum computer could solve a hard computational problem exponentially faster than any classical computer. He also introduced quantum error correcting codes and fault tolerant quantum computation. The theory of error correcting codes is now a wellestablished branch of this science, substantiating the possibility for errorfree quantum computation.
Shor joined the Department of Mathematics in 2003 from his research staff position at AT&T. He received his PhD in applied mathematics from MIT and completed postdoctoral fellowship at the Mathematical Science Research Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, Shor received the Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
Advisory Council
The MIT Quantum Science and Engineering executive committee helps guide the QSE leadership to establish strategic academic and research priorities.
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