# 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 principal engineer for the BQSKit project and the QFAST and QFactor tools’ designer. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied computer science and quantum computing. Now, he works as an engineer for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, designing and building quantum compiler tools.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## Aaron Szasz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Aaron is a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focus is simulation of quantum materials, using both quantum and classical (tensor network) simulations. Aaron is also interested in quantum information, quantum computing, and tensor networks more generally, including quantum compilation.

**Past Members:**

- Xin-Chuan Ryan Wu, Graduate Student, University of Chicago (Now at Intel)
- Ethan Smith, Undergraduate Student UC Berkeley
- Tirthak Patel, Graduate Student, Northeastern University (Now Assistant Professor at Rice)