Trump Administration Announces National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

August 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020 — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the members of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC), which will counsel the Administration on ways to ensure continued American leadership in quantum information science (QIS).

“Today, the White House is proud to join DOE to announce the members of the NQIAC, an important step forward for the National Quantum Initiative. We look forward to engaging with the entire U.S. innovation ecosystem to advance quantum research and innovation for the betterment of our Nation,” said U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios.

“The Department of Energy is proud to join the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the formation of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee,” said Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar. “By organizing a way to harness our rapidly evolving quantum technologies, this committee will help transform and evolve applications for the future.”

President Trump established the NQIAC by Executive Order as part of the bipartisan National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018. The legislation accelerated QIS research and development investment and policy coordination across the Federal government.

The NQIAC will be co-chaired by Dr. Charles Tahan, OSTP Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science and Director of the National Quantum Coordination Office, and Dr. Kathryn Ann Moler, Dean of Research at Stanford University. Committee members represent industry, universities, Federal laboratories, and other Federal government agencies.

Members of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee include:

  • Professor Timothy A. Akers
    Assistant Vice President for Research Innovation and Advocacy
    Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MDProfessor Frederic T. Chong
  • Seymour Goodman Professor
    University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Dr. James S. Clarke
    Director, Quantum Hardware
    Intel Corporation
    Portland, OR
  • Professor Kai-Mei C. Fu
    Associate Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Marissa Giustina
    Senior Research Scientist
    Google, LLC
    Goleta, CA
  • Mr. Gilbert V. Herrera
    Laboratory Fellow
    Sandia National Laboratories
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Professor Evelyn L. Hu
    Tarr-Coyne Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Science
    Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA
  • Professor Jungsang Kim
    Co-Founder, IonQ
    Professor of ECE, Physics and Computer Science
    Duke University
    Durham, NC
  • Dr. Joseph Lykken
    Deputy Director for Research
    Fermi National Accelerator Lab
    Batavia, IL
  • Mr. Luke Mauritsen
    Founder/CEO
    Montana Instruments
    Bozeman, MT
  • Professor Christopher R. Monroe
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD
  • Professor William D. Oliver
    Associate Professor EECE, Professor of Practice Physics, and MIT-Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT-Lincoln Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA
  • Mr. Stephen S. Pawlowski
    Vice President of Advanced Computing Solutions
    Micron
    Beaverton, OR
  • Professor John P. Preskill
    Director of the Institute for Quantum and Matter
    California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena, CA
  • Dr. Kristen L. Pudenz
    Lead for Quantum Information Science
    Lockheed Martin
    Longmont, CO
  • Dr. Chad T. Rigetti
    Founder and CEO
    Rigetti Computing
    Berkeley, CA
  • Dr. Mark B. Ritter
    Chair, Physical Sciences Council
    IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    Sherman, CT
  • Professor Robert J. Schoelkopf
    Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics
    Yale University
    New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Krysta M. Svore
    General Manager of Quantum Systems
    Microsoft Research
    Redmond, WA
  • Professor Jinliu Wang
    Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
    The State University of New York
    Albany, NY
  • Dr. Jun Ye
    JILA Fellow, Adjoint Professor of Physics
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Boulder, CO

The first NQIAC meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 2020, with additional details to come.

Earlier this week, OSTP and DOE announced up to $625 million over five years for the establishment of five quantum research centers, delivering on the National Quantum Initiative Act’s call to stand up new QIS centers nationwide.


Source:  White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 

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