PEOPLE

The people listed below reflect the Quantum Computing research community within universities and research institutes across British Columbia in Canada.

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University of British Columbia

Tor Aamodt

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

Mona Berciu

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Sloan Research Fellowship
  • Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar

Sarah Burke

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Nanoscience
  • Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar

Lukas Chrostowski

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Scientific Director of the UBC Quantum Computing Research Cluster
  • Program Director for the new Quantum Computing Program
  • Former Program Director of NSERC CREATE Silicon Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits (Si-EPIC) research training program
  • Elected Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
  • Collaborator on the Canada Fund for Innovation (CFI) funded project, ‘The Silicon Quantum Leap: Tools for Building a Universal Quantum Computer’

Joshua Folk

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • CIFAR Fellow in Quantum Materials
  • Sloan Research Fellowship
  • Former Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the Physics of Nanostructures

Michael Friedlander

IBM PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Director of UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics
  • Board of Directors of Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
  • Scientific Advisor at 1QBit

Bhushan Gopaluni

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Associate Dean for Education and Professional Development in the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC

Roman Krems

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Distinguished University Scholar by the University of British Columbia
  • Elected Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Named Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Science
  • Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar

Mieszko Lis

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

Kirk Madison

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • CIFAR Scholar in Quantum Materials Program (2008-2012)

Shahriar Mirabbasi

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Collaborator on the Canada Fund for Innovation (CFI) funded project, ‘The Silicon Quantum Leap: Tools for Building a Universal Quantum Computer’

Prashant Nair

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

Robert Raussendorf

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Sloan Research Fellowship
  • Team Lead for the Quantum Matter Institute Grand Challenge, ‘Pushing the Boundaries of Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) Computers by Focusing on Quantum Materials Problems’
  • Co-lead on joint Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) project, ‘Quantum computational resources in the presence of symmetry’
  • Collaborator on the Canada Fund for Innovation (CFI) funded project, ‘The Silicon Quantum Leap: Tools for Building a Universal Quantum Computer’

Joe Salfi

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Co-lead on joint Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) project, ‘Industrially relevant spin-3/2 hybrid quantum devices’

Sudip Shekhar

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

Philip Stamp

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Director of the Pacific Institute for Theoretical Physics (PITP)
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Spinoza Chair in Condensed Matter Theory

Konrad Walus

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

Steve Wilton

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Senior Member

Jeff Young

PROFESSOR, University of British Columbia

  • Collaborator on the Canada Fund for Innovation (CFI) funded project, ‘The Silicon Quantum Leap: Tools for Building a Universal Quantum Computer’
Simon Fraser University

Daria Ahrensmeier

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, Simon Fraser University

  • Chair, Division of Physics Education, Canadian Association of Physicists
  • Associate Editor, Physics Education, Canadian Journal of Physics

David Broun

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

  • CIFAR Fellow in Quantum Materials

J. Steven Dodge

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

  • CIFAR Associate Fellow in Quantum Materials

Erol Girt

PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

Paul Haljan

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

Igor Herbut

PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Marko Jaric Award (2017) 

Malcolm Kennett

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

  • Graduate Chair

Jeffrey McGuirk

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

Stephanie Simmons

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Nanoelectronics
  • CIFAR Fellow in Quantum Information Science
  • Physics World Top 10 Breakthroughs in Physics (2013 & 2015)
  • Collaborator on the Canada Fund for Innovation (CFI) funded project, ‘The Silicon Quantum Leap: Tools for Building a Universal Quantum Computer’

Jeff Sonier

PROFESSOR, Simon Fraser University

  • Department Chair
  • CIFAR Associate Fellow in Quantum Materials

Michael Thewalt

PROFESSOR EMERITUS, Simon Fraser University

  • Project Leader for the Canada Fund for Innovation (CFI) funded project, ‘The Silicon Quantum Leap: Tools for Building a Universal Quantum Computer’
  • Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics
  • CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal
  • Rutherford Memorial Medal of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
University of Victoria

Alexandre Brolo

PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

  • Director of the Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technologies (CAMTEC)
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) W.A.E. McBryde Medal 2020

Rogério de Sousa

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

  • Collaborator on the Canada Fund for Innovation (CFI) funded project, ‘The Silicon Quantum Leap: Tools for Building a Universal Quantum Computer’
  • University of Victoria Faculty of Science Award for Research Excellence (2013/2014)

Nikitas Dimopoulos

PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

  • Lansdowne Chair in Computer Engineering

Reuven Gordon

PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Nanoplasmonics
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow of the Society for Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

Hausi Muller

PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

  • Faculty Fellow of the Year Award IBM Center for Advanced Studies
  • IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) Distinguished Service Award
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member

Irina Paci

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

Ulrike Stege

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science

Thomas Tiedje

PROFESSOR, University of Victoria

  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Herzberg Medal 
TRIUMF

Jens Dilling

ASSOCIATE LABORATORY DIRECTOR FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES, TRIUMF

  • American Physical Society Francis M Pipkin Award
  • Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Contributions to Subatomic Physics

Olivia di Matteo

QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE ASSOCIATE, TRIUMF

  • W.B. Pearson Medal in Physics and Astronomy