Isaac Chuang

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Isaac L. Chuang
Alma materStanford University
Known forNMR quantum computing
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
AwardsAmerican Physical Society Fellow (2010)
MIT Technology Review TR100 (1999)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering, Physics
University of California Berkeley
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Doctoral advisorYoshihisa Yamamoto[1]

Isaac L. Chuang is an American electrical engineer and physicist. He leads the quanta research group at the Center for Ultracold Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[2] He received his undergraduate degrees in physics (1990) and electrical engineering (1991) and master's in electrical engineering (1991) at MIT.[3] In 1997 he received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.[3]

Chuang is one of the pioneers of NMR quantum computing. Since 2003, Chuang has focused his attention on trapped ion approaches to quantum computing, as the field of liquid state NMR quantum computing fell out of favor due to limitations on its scalability beyond tens of qubits due to noise.

Chuang is also widely known for having authored Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, one of the primary reference books in the field with Michael Nielsen, cited by more than 40,000.[4]

While employed at IBM in 1999, Chuang was to be featured in a film by Errol Morris, commissioned by IBM for an internal conference on the occasion of the year 2000. The conference was cancelled and the film was never completed; however, excerpts including Chuang can be viewed at Morris's personal web site.

In 2015, he led a study showing that some students on the edX platform cheat by creating multiple accounts and "harvesting" correct answers.[5]


Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Nielsen, Michael A.; Chuang, Isaac L. (2000). Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (10th Anniversary ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-63235-5. OCLC 43641333.


  1. ^ "Yoshihisa Yamamoto". Archived from the original on 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  2. ^ "Home Page: Isaac Chuang".
  3. ^ a b Copsey, D.; Oskin, M.; Impens, F.; Metodiev, T.; Cross, A.; Chong, F.T.; Chuang, I.L.; Kubiatowicz, J., "Toward a scalable, silicon-based quantum computing architecture," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol.9, no.6, pp. 1552–1569, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2003.820922
  4. ^ Michael A Nielsen; Isaac L Chuang (2010). "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (10th Anniversary Edition)". Google Scholar. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  5. ^ "EdX Users Cheat Through MOOC-Specific Method, Study Says". Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "2010 Fellows of the American Physical Society".
  7. ^ "1999 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 1999. Retrieved August 16, 2011.