Joshua Job

Joshua Job graduated with a BS in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. He entered the Physics Ph.D. program at USC later that year, and joined the Lidar group in Summer 2013.

Josh’s research interests include quantum annealing, adiabatic quantum computation, theoretical and experimental approaches to error correction in QA/AQC, and their applications.

Room: SSC 611
Email: J J O B A T U S C DOT EDU

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • 4. “Test-driving 1000 qubits”, Quantum Science & Technology 3, 030501 (2018). Special issue on “What would you do with 1000 qubits” , by J. Job and D. A. Lidar [link]
  • 3. “Solving a Higgs optimization problem with quantum annealing for machine learning”, Nature 550, 375 (2017), A. Mott, J. Job, J. R. Vlimant, D. A. Lidar, and M. Spiropulu
  • 2. “Probing for quantum speedup in spin glass problems with planted solutions”, Phys Rev A 92, 042325 (2015), by I. Hen, J. Job, T. Albash, T.F. Ronnow, M. Troyer, and D.A. Lidar [link]
  • 1.  “Defining and Detecting Quantum Speedup”, Science Online 1252319, by T.F. Ronnow, Z. Wang, J. Job, S.V. Isakov, D. Wecker, J.M. Martinis, D.A. Lidar, and M. Troyer. [link]


  • 1. “Teleportation-based Fault-tolerant Quantum Computation in Multi-qubit Large Block Codes”, [1504.03913], by T.A. Brun, Y.C. Zheng, K.C. Hsu, J. Job, C.Y. Lai