Meet the Innovators Under 35

Abhinav Kandala, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

2019 Innovator Under 35: Paving the way for quantum-computer-powered drug and material development

Abhinav Kandala, Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Dr. Abhinav Kandala is an experimental physicist in the quantum computing group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where his research has focused on the coherence and control of superconducting qubits, multi-qubit device characterization, and applications of near-term quantum computers. Abhinav received his Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics from the Indian institute of Technology-Bombay, and a PhD in Physics from Pennsylvania State University. His graduate research was focused on a class of materials known as topological insulators, that are important candidates for dissipation-less interconnects, and topological quantum computing. After receiving his PhD, Abhinav joined IBM Research, and during his post-doctoral stint, experimentally studied the applicability of a noisy superconducting quantum processor to simulate small molecules. This work was recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018. His most recent work has focused on "error mitigation" for computations performed on noisy quantum processors.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.

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