# The BQSKit Team

## Costin Iancu

Senior Staff 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 the lead software engineer on the BQSKit project and the developer of the QFAST and QFactor tools. He graduated from UC Berkeley where he studied quantum computing and now works as a computer systems engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

## 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.

## Marc Davis

Graduate Student

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

## Ethan Smith

Undergraduate Student

Ethan is an EECS undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. He is a software engineer on the BQSKit project where he developed the LEAP heuristics for QSearch.

## 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.

## Tirthak Patel

Graduate Student

Tirthak is a Computer Engineering Ph.D. Student at Northeastern University. His primary research interest is systems and software for quantum computing, and he is currently exploring the role of approximations in BQSKit.

## Lindsay Bassman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lindsay is a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab interested in advancing materials simulations on quantum computers. She takes a multi-faceted approach involving the development of new algorithms, high-level programming libraries, and methods of quantum circuit compilation for dynamic simulations of materials.

## 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.

**Past Members:**

- Xin-Chuan Ryan Wu, Graduate Student UC Chicago