William D. Oliver

Panelist on the Fireside Chat on the Quantum Computing: Unveiling the Future of Computation Panel

Dr. William D. Oliver is appointed Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as the inaugural Director of the MIT Center for Quantum Engineering and as Associate Director of the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics. Will’s research interests include the materials, fabrication, design, and implementation of superconducting qubit processors, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics for extensible quantum computing applications.

Will is an avid public speaker, technical lecturer, educator, entrepreneur, and coauthor of more than 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts on quantum science and technology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Senior Member of the IEEE, serves on the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee and the US Committee for Superconducting Electronics, and was a coauthor of the 2019 National Academies consensus study report entitled, “Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects”. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University in 2003.