# The BQSKit Team

## Costin Iancu

Senior Scientist

Costin is the PI on the BQSKit project and a senior staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

## Ed Younis

Computer Systems Engineer

Ed is an engineer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he designs and implements quantum compilers. He is the principal engineer for the BQSKit project and has developed many of its algorithms. He is always interested in collaborating on applications or extensions of BQSKit.

## Bert de Jong

Senior Scientist

Bert is a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He leads various quantum programs that fund BQSKit. His research interests are driven by making quantum computing useful for DOE science applications.

## Wim Lavrijsen

Computer Systems Engineer

Wim is a software engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working on the AIDE-QC project and the Advanced Quantum Testbed. His work involves the AQT control software stack on Zurich Instruments hardware, classical optimizers for hybrid algorithms, quantum algorithm design, and circuit synthesis.

## Mathias Weiden

Graduate Student

Mathias is a graduate student at UC Berkeley interested in the intersection of computer architecture and quantum computing. He is currently experimenting with topology-aware circuit partitioning methods.

## Siyuan Niu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Siyuan is a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab interested in quantum circuit compilation and error mitigation techniques. She is currently working on quantum compilers for advancing NISQ computing.

## Roel Van Beeumen

Research Scientist

Roel is a computational research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His main research fields are Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing. His research interests range from numerical linear algebra and numerical software to quantum algorithms and quantum circuit synthesis.

## Alon Kukliansky

Graduate Student

Alon is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School. Alon has vast experience in developing, deploying, and utilizing mission-critical HPC systems. His current research areas are quantum computer architectures and quantum computation.

## Ji Liu

Postdoctoral Appointee

Ji Liu is a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory interested in improving quantum computer programmability, debuggability, and reliability. He currently works on quantum compiler optimization and noise mitigation for NISQ computers.

## Justin Kalloor

Graduate Student

Justin is a graduate student at UC Berkeley currently researching quantum computing systems. His primary interests include quantum circuit compilation techniques and large-scale system design.

## Marc Davis

Graduate Student

Marc is a Computer Science Ph.D. student at MIT. He developed the QSearch tool, and his primary research interest is software and algorithms for quantum computing.

## Bao Bach

Graduate Student

Bao is a PhD student at the University of Delaware. His primary research interests are quantum optimization and quantum compilation, and he is exploring pipelines for trapped-ion systems.

## John Nguyen

Undergraduate Student

John is an incoming fourth-year student at UC Berkeley studying EECS. He is interested in quantum computing, algorithms, and integrated circuit design. He will be involved in projects optimizing and profiling various quantum synthesis algorithms.

## Siddharth Ganapathy

Undergraduate Student

Siddharth is a student at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics. He developed a strong interest in Quantum Computing during his high school days and is deeply curious about how this field interacts with Machine and Deep Learning.

**Past Members:**

- Xin-Chuan Ryan Wu, Graduate Student, University of Chicago (Now Research Scientist at Intel)
- Ethan Smith, Undergraduate Student UC Berkeley (Now Senior Software Engineer at NVIDIA)
- Tirthak Patel, Graduate Student, Northeastern University (Now Assistant Professor at Rice)
- Lindsay Bassman, Postdoctoral Fellow (Now Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellow at CNR Istituto Nanoscienze)
- Aaron Szasz, Postdoctoral Fellow (Now Senior Research Scientist at Google Quantum AI)