Jerry M. Chow

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Jerry Moy Chow
Alma mater
Known forWork on superconducting quantum computing.[2][3][4]
AwardsForbes 30 Under 30: Technology (2012)[5][6]
Scientific career
FieldsQuantum information science, Superconducting quantum computing
InstitutionsThomas J. Watson Research Center
ThesisQuantum Information Processing with Superconducting Qubits (2010)
Doctoral advisorRobert J. Schoelkopf
WebsiteIBM Research

Jerry M. Chow is a physicist who conducts research in quantum information processing. He has worked as the manager of the Experimental Quantum Computing group at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York since 2014 and is the primary investigator of the IBM team for the IARPA Multi-Qubit Coherent Operations and Logical Qubits programs.[7][8][9][10] After graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in physics and M.S. in applied mathematics from Harvard University,[9] he went on to earn his Ph.D. in 2010 under Robert J. Schoelkopf at Yale University. While at Yale, he participated in experiments in which superconducting qubits were coupled via a cavity bus for the first time and two-qubit algorithms were executed on a superconducting quantum processor.[11][12][13]

His work at IBM has led to the publication of findings related to the characterization of a universal set of all-microwave gates that can be executed on two transmon qubits, as well as the implementation of a subsection of a surface code fault-tolerant superconducting quantum computing architecture.[14][15][16] His leadership at IBM has led to progress being made in quantum error correction and quantum machine learning, as well as the release of the cloud-based IBM Quantum Experience.[17][18][19]

Personal life[edit]

Jerry grew up in Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn.


  • U.S. Patent 20140368234 A1 “Multiple-qubit wave-activated controlled gate”, Jerry M. Chow, Jay M. Gambetta, Seth T. Merkel, Chad T. Rigetti, Matthias Steffen[20]
  • U.S. Patent 9059674 B2 “Multi-tunable superconducting circuits”, Jerry M. Chow, Antonio D. Corcoles Gonzalez, Jay M. Gambetta, Matthias Steffen[21]


  1. ^ "Jerry M. Chow GRD '10". 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  2. ^ J. M. Chow, J. M. Gambetta, L. Tornberg, J. Koch, L. S. Bishop, A. A. Houck, B. R. Johnson, L. Frunzio, S. M. Girvin, and R. J. Schoelkopf, "Randomized Benchmarking and Process Tomography for Gate Errors in a Solid-State Qubit", Physical Review Letters 102, 090502 (2009), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.090502
  3. ^ J. M. Chow, L. DiCarlo, J. M. Gambetta, F. Motzoi, L. Frunzio, S. M. Girvin, and R. J. Schoelkopf, "Optimized driving of superconducting artificial atoms for improved single-qubit gates", Physical Review A 82, 040305 (2010), doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.82.040305
  4. ^ J. M. Chow, L. DiCarlo, J. M. Gambetta, A. Nunnenkamp, Lev S. Bishop, L. Frunzio, M. H. Devoret, S. M. Girvin, and R. J. Schoelkopf, "Detecting highly entangled states with a joint qubit readout", Physical Review A 81, 062325 (2010), doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.81.062325
  5. ^ "Former AP Graduate Student, Jerry Chow, Named to Forbes' 30-Under-30". 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  6. ^ "30-Under-30: Technology". Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  7. ^ "Jerry M. Chow". Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  8. ^ "IBM researchers make quantum computing breakthroughs". 2015-04-29. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  9. ^ a b "Jerry Chow, World Science Festival". Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  10. ^ "Multi-Qubit Coherent Operations (MQCO)". Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  11. ^ J. Majer, J. M. Chow, J. M. Gambetta, J. Koch, B. R. Johnson, J. A. Schreier, L. Frunzio, D. I. Schuster, A. A. Houck, A. Wallraff, A. Blais, M. H. Devoret, S. M. Girvin, and R. J. Schoelkopf, "Coupling superconducting qubits via a cavity bus", Nature 449, 443-447 (2007), doi:10.1038/nature06184
  12. ^ "All Aboard the Quantum 'Bus'". 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  13. ^ L. DiCarlo, J. M. Chow, J. M. Gambetta, Lev S. Bishop, B. R. Johnson, D. I. Schuster, J. Majer, A. Blais, L. Frunzio, S. M. Girvin, and R. J. Schoelkopf, "Demonstration of Two-Qubit Algorithms with a Superconducting Quantum Processor", Nature 460, 240-244 (2009), doi:10.1038/nature08121
  14. ^ J. M. Chow, A. D. Córcoles, J. M. Gambetta, C. Rigetti, B. R. Johnson, J. A. Smolin, J. R. Rozen, G. A. Keefe, M. B. Rothwell, M. B. Ketchen, and M. Steffen, "Simple All-Microwave Entangling Gate for Fixed-Frequency Superconducting Qubits", Physical Review Letters 107, 080502 (2011), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.080502
  15. ^ J. M. Chow, J. M. Gambetta, A. D. Córcoles, S. T. Merkel, J. A. Smolin, C. Rigetti, S. Poletto, G. A. Keefe, M. B. Rothwell, J. R. Rozen, M. B. Ketchen, and M. Steffen, "Universal Quantum Gate Set Approaching Fault-Tolerant Thresholds with Superconducting Qubits", Physical Review Letters 109, 060501 (2012), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.060501
  16. ^ J. M. Chow, J. M. Gambetta, E. Magesan, D. W. Abraham, Andrew W. Cross, B. R. Johnson, N. A. Masluk, C. A. Ryan, J. A. Smolin, S. J. Srinivasan, and M. Steffen, "Implementing a strand of a scalable fault-tolerant quantum computing fabric", Nature Communications 5, 4015 (2014), doi:10.1038/ncomms5015
  17. ^ D. Castelvecchi, "IBM's quantum cloud computer goes commercial", Nature 543, 159 (2017), doi:10.1038/nature.2017.21585
  18. ^ D. Ristè, M. P. da Silva, C. A. Ryan, A. W. Cross, A. D. Córcoles, J. A. Smolin, J. M. Gambetta, J. M. Chow, and B. R. Johnson, "Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning", npj Quantum Information 3, 16 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41534-017-0017-3
  19. ^ J. M. Chow, S. J. Srinivasan, E. Magesan, A. D. Córcoles, D. W. Abraham, J. M. Gambetta, and M. Steffen, "Characterizing a four-qubit planar lattice for arbitrary error detection", Proceedings of SPIE Quantum Information and Computation XIII, 95001G (2015), doi:10.1117/12.2192740
  20. ^ "Multiple-qubit wave-activated controlled gate". 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  21. ^ "Multi-tunable superconducting circuits". 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2017-08-07.

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