Daniel Lidar is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Southern California, and holds a cross-appointment in Physics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1997. He was a postdoc at UC Berkeley from 1997 to 2000, then an assistant professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto from 2000 to 2004, with cross-appointments in Mathematics and Physics. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2004, and moved to the University of Southern California in 2005, where he became a full professor in 2010.
His research interests lie primarily in the theory and control of open quantum systems, with a special emphasis on quantum information processing. His past interests include scattering theory and disordered systems.
He is the Scientific Director of the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, Director and co-founder of the USC Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology (CQIST), and Chair Elect of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Quantum Information (GQI). He is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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