Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of EECS and of Physics
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 and expertise 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 100 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.
Quantum technology which harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to assist modern computer technology continues to evolve. When can the energy ecosystem see real examples of this technology put into practice? Are we already there?