Co-founder, and Chief Scientist
Eric Ladizinsky is a physicist, Co-founder, and Chief Scientist of D-Wave Systems. He was primarily responsible for the company’s transition, in 2004, from an IP based company to a technology development company … advocating an aggressive, mini Manhattan Project-like approach to building quantum computers. This included building of interdisciplinary science/engineering teams, establishing a rapid prototyping infrastructure/culture and developing of D-Wave’s, world leading, Superconducting Integrated Circuit capability underlying D-Wave’s quantum processors.
Prior to his involvement with D-Wave, Mr. Ladizinsky was a senior member of the technical staff at TRW’s Superconducting Electronics Organization (SCEO) building advanced Superconducting Integrated Circuits. In 2000, with the idea of creating a quantum computing Manhattan-like project, he conceived, proposed, won and ran a multi-million dollar DARPA program to develop a prototype quantum computer using superconducting circuits.
Mr. Ladizinsky has a BSc. Physics and Mathematics degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Loyola Marymount University.