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Daniel A. Lidar

Professor of Chemistry and Electrical Engineering
Physical Theoretical Chemistry
2017 Guggenheim Fellow
2016 Viterbi Professorship in Engineering
2014 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow
2013 Chair of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Quantum Information (GQI)
2012 American Physical Society Topical Group on Quantum Information (GQI) Past Chair
2012 American Association of Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Fellow
2009 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society
2007 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
2003 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
2002 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Top Twenty Researchers under Age 40

PhD, 1997, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
MSc, 1995, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BSc, 1989, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Office: SSC 609
Phone: (213) 740-0198
Fax: (213) 740-3972
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Research Focus


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

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