Dr. Pooser is an expert in quantum computing and continuous variable quantum information, with twenty years of quantum information science experience. He currently leads the Quantum Computing Testbed Pathfinder project at ORNL, a large multi institution collaboration with a focus on benchmarking near-term quantum computers. This program has led to an array of application-inspired benchmarks for assessing the performance of currently available and near-term quantum computers. These benchmarks focus on metrics like accuracy of the computation, equivalent classical computational power of a given quantum circuit, sampling accuracy, and error reduction capabilities. Prior to his post as senior research scientist, he served as a distinguished Wigner Fellow at ORNL and a postdoctoral fellow in the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at NIST after receiving his PhD in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia.
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