Prof. William D Oliver

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of Physics
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE)
Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)

Primary DLC

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

MIT Room: 13-3050

Research Summary

Dr. Oliver works with the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at Lincoln Laboratory and the Engineering Quantum Systems Group at MIT, where he provides programmatic and technical leadership for programs related to the development of quantum and classical high-performance computing technologies for quantum information science applications. His interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and single-flux quantum digital logic.

Dr. Oliver has published more than 60 journal articles and 7 book chapters, is an active seminar lecturer, and is the inventor or co-inventor on several patents. He has supervised and participated on the dissertation committees for several undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and habilitation candidates. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society; serves on the U.S. Committee for Superconducting Electronics; is an IEEE Superconductivity Conference (ASC) Board Member; and is a member of IEEE, the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tau Beta Pi. In 2013, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo.

Recent Work

  • Video

    6.22.21-Quantum-Computing

    June 22, 2021Conference Video Duration: 118:54
    William Oliver
    Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (from July 2021)
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
    Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE)
    Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
    Matt Trevithick
    COO, Google Quantum AI
    Google
    Liz Ruetsch
    GM, Quantum Engineering Solutions (QES) 
    Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Ken Kennedy
    Manager IT Innovation and Research 
    BMW Group
    Marcin Ziolkowski
    Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Expert 
    BMW Group
    Christopher Savoie
    CEO
    Zapata Computing
    Corey Stambaugh
    Senior Policy Advisor, National Quantum Coordination Office
    White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

    7.28.20 - 3.Panel Discussion and Q&A 1

    July 28, 2020Conference Video Duration: 25:2
    7.28.20 - 3.Panel Discussion and Q&A 1

    7.28.2020 - 1.Introduction to Quantum Computing

    July 28, 2020Conference Video Duration: 34:20
    William Oliver
    Associate Professor of MIT Department of Electrical Engineering
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
    Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering
    Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)

    William Oliver

    July 15, 2020MIT Faculty Feature Duration: 23:32

    Director
    Center for Quantum Engineering

    Will Oliver - 2019 ICT Conference

    April 25, 2019Conference Video Duration: 31:34

    Introduction to Quantum Computing

    In this talk, we will introduce quantum computing. Quantum computers are fundamentally different than conventional computers. They promise to solve important problems that are practically prohibitive and even impossible to implement using today’s supercomputers. The challenge is building one that is large enough to be useful. We will review the state-of-the-art today, discuss the path forward, and highlight the MIT Center for Quantum Engineering and the role it will play in helping to define the quantum future.
    2019 MIT Information and Communication Technologies Conference