QC Ware Team

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Matt Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO

 

Matt leads QC Ware’s business. He is also a member of the governing board of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). Matt completed a solo crossing of the English Channel and remains an avid swimmer. He has a BS from the US Air Force Academy and an MBA from Wharton.

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KJ Sham

Co-Founder & COO

 

KJ leverages his operations research and startup background to develop product strategy, and he handles all of QC Ware’s operational matters. He has a BS and MEng from MIT in electrical engineering and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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Randy Cornell

Co-Founder and Head of Enterprise Collaboration and Services

 

Randy brings significant quantum programming expertise to the company and serves as a point person engaging with customers. Randy has a PhD in theoretical physics from UT-Austin.

 

Publications

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Wim van Dam

Head of Quantum Algorithms US

 

Wim is a quantum computer scientist for QC Ware who focuses on developing and analyzing quantum algorithms that significantly outperform classical algorithms. He is a professor in computer science and physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Wim has a PhD in physics at the University of Oxford and a PhD in computer science at the University of Amsterdam.

 

Publications

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Iordanis Kerenidis

Head of Quantum Algorithms International

 

Iordanis works with QC Ware to design quantum algorithms for machine learning and optimization with provable speedups. He is a Professor at CNRS in Paris, France and director of the Paris Centre for Quantum Computing. Iordanis received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Publications

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Yianni Gamvros

Head of Business Development

 

Yianni’s main responsibility is to drive new sales, provide customer assurance, and drive strategic and operational marketing activities. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from University of Maryland, College Park.

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Asier Ozaeta

Quantum Engineering

 

Asier oversees software development for QC Ware’s backend and for certain quantum applications the company will field. He has a PhD in condensed matter physics from UPV (Spain).

 

Publications

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Fabio Sanchez

Quantum Engineering

 

Fabio is developing applications for quantum algorithms in near term quantum computers. He received his PhD in theoretical Physics from UC Berkeley.

 

Publications

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Vic Putz

Quantum Engineering

 

Vic is responsible for integrating QC Ware’s algorithms research into its Forge platform. He has a BS from the US Air Force Academy, a MS in Software Development and Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a D.Phil in Theoretical Physics from the University of Oxford.

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Robert Parish

Quantum Engineering

 

Rob works with QC Ware on mixed classical/quantum approaches to practical chemistry simulations on quantum hardware. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry, both from Georgia Tech.

 

Publications

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Juan Ignacio Adame

Quantum Engineering

 

Juan is developing applications for quantum algorithms in near term quantum computers. He has a BSc in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a MSc in Mathematics in Science and Engineering with a practical minor in Quantum Mechanics from the Technical University of Munich.

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Bryan Burr

Software Engineering

 

Bryan is currently spearheading development of QC Ware’s cloud services and classical software infrastructure. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Science.

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Joseph Iosue

Quantum Engineering

 

Joe is developing and implementing quantum algorithms for near term quantum computers. He holds a B.S. in physics with a minor in computer science from MIT.

Publications

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Timothy Cui

Software Engineering

 

Tim supports QC Ware’s general systems and infrastructure.He graduated from Caltech with a BS in Math and Computer Science.

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Stanford Schor

Enterprise Collaborations

 

Stanford works directly with QC Ware clients to introduce them to the platform, address any concerns they may have, and acts as a relay between clients and the development team. Stanford received a BSc in Biology and a BSc in Chemistry from Caltech.

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Peter McMahon

Advisor – Quantum Algorithms Research

 

Peter is an advisor to the quantum algorithms team. He is an assistant professor at Cornell University. Peter holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.

 

Publications

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Adam Bouland

Advisor – Quantum Algorithms Research

 

Adam is working to develop quantum algorithms amenable to near term quantum devices. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT under the guidance of Scott Aaronson.

 

Publications

Advisors

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Scott Aaronson

Chief Scientific Advisor

 

Scott Aaronson is a professor of computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in quantum algorithms, and his current research concerns how to demonstrate a quantum computing speedup with the technologies of the near future, and the largest possible quantum speedups over classical computing. Scott received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley under Umesh Vazirani. He was a professor at MIT for nine years before joining UT Austin.

 

Publications

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Kay Giesecke

Advisor

 

Kay is a tenured professor at Stanford, and is advising QC Ware on application development related to quantitative trading, financial risk management, and asset pricing. Kay’s research and teaching are in the area of financial and risk analytics.

 

Research

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Gordon Eubanks

Advisor

 

Gordon was the CEO of Symantec for 15 years and the CEO of Oblix for five years. Gordon was also on the board of Skybox, prior to its acquisition by Google. He is a former US Navy submarine officer.

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Pete Worden

Advisor

 

Pete was the Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center from 2006-2015. Pete is currently the chairman of the Breakthrough Foundation, and he advises QC Ware on government relations and aerospace/defense projects. Prior to his tenure at NASA, Pete was a career officer in the US Air Force and retired as a brigadier general.

Careers

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Software Engineer

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