Viterbi Professor of Engineering
University of Southern California
Daniel Lidar is the Viterbi Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He holds join appointments in Chemistry and Physics. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1997. He did his postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining USC in 2005 he was a faculty member at the University of Toronto. His main research interest is quantum information processing. He is the Director of the USC Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology, and is the Scientific Director of the USC-Lockheed Martin Center for Quantum Computing. Lidar is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the AAAS, APS, and IEEE.