Lidar's research focuses on quantum control, with a particular emphasis on quantum computation and quantum computers. He works on quantum error correction, the theory of open quantum systems, quantum algorithms, quantum phase transitions and entanglement, and theoretical as well as experimental adiabatic quantum computation.
Daniel Lidar is the Viterbi Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He holds join appointments in Chemistry and Physics. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1997. He did his postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining USC in 2005 he was a faculty member at the University of Toronto. His main research interest is quantum information processing. He is the Director of the USC Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology, and is the Scientific Director of the USC-Lockheed Martin Center for Quantum Computing. Lidar is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the AAAS, APS, and IEEE.
Selected publications View publications list in Dr. Lidar group website
View publications list in Dr. Lidar group website