The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces that two MIT faculty have joined the Laboratory.
Professor Isaac Chuang is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Professor Physics. Professor Chuang is widely recognized for his pioneering work in the creation of quantum computers while at IBM’s Almaden Research Center. Professor Chuang is currently exploring large-scale quantum computers and cryptographic systems. He is the co-author, with Michael A. Nielsen, of Quantum Computation and Quantum Information. Chuang received a BS in electrical engineering and physics and an MS in electrical engineering, both from MIT. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at both the University of California at Berkeley and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Prior to coming to the MIT, Chuang was at IBM’s Almaden Research Center. In 1999, he was named as one of the “100 Most Promising Inventors” by Technology Review magazine.
Professor Steven G. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics. His research interests focus on photonic crystals and electromagnetism in structured media, as well as high-performance computation, from fast Fourier transforms to large-scale eigensolvers for numerical electromagnetism. Professor Johnson was the co-inventor of FFTW, a free collection of fast C routines for computing the Discrete Fourier Transform in one or more dimensions. Professor Johnson received his Ph.D. in physics from MIT in 2001, as well as BS degrees in physics, mathematics, and computer science from MIT in 1995, with post-doctoral positions at MIT and Harvard.