Bradley Hauer

Faculty, Assistant Professor

Bradley Hauer focuses on cavity optomechanical systems and superconducting circuits and their applications in metrology, quantum information and non-classical state preparation. His work straddles theoretical and applied research, from ideation and designing devices through to their fabrication and analysis.

Prior to joining IQC and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2024, he was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder. Hauer earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD in physics from the University of Alberta. During his PhD work, he studied low-temperature silicon optomechanics.

Graeme Smith

Faculty, Associate Professor

Graeme Smith researches quantum information theory and is working to understand the fundamental limits of information storage, transmission, and processing. Smith studies these questions with the tools of quantum Shannon theory. He has more recently developed an interest in quantum metrology.  

Smith is interested in understanding the fundamental aspects of quantum theory, and has made contributions to the mathematical foundations of the field. 

Prior to joining IQC and the Department of Applied Mathematics in 2023, he was a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of University Colorado Boulder and NIST. Prior to academia, Smith worked as a research staff member at IBM for six years. He was a postdoctoral fellow at both IBM and the University of Bristol, and received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 2006.


  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2006 
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto, 2001 

Awards & Honours

  • Dulwich Quantum Computing Quantum Party Pooper Award, 2023 

  • National Science Foundation Career Award, 2017 

Major Positions

Title Location When

Associate Professor 

Institute for Quantum Computing 

2023 - present 

Assistant then Associate Professor of Physics  
and JILA Fellow 

University of Colorado Boulder 

2016 – 2023 

Research Staff Member 


2010 – 2016 

Postdoctoral Fellow 


2007 – 2010 

Postdoctoral Fellow 

University of Bristol 

2006 – 2007 

Crystal Senko

Faculty, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair

Crystal Senko joined the Institute for Quantum Computing in November 2016 as Assistant Professor with the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo.

Christine Muschik

Faculty, Associate Professor

Christine Muschik joined the Institute for Quantum Computing November 1, 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

David Gosset

Faculty, Associate Professor

David Gosset joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo on August 1, 2018.

Matteo Mariantoni

Faculty, Associate Professor

Matteo Mariantoni received a Master of Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. After completing his doctorate at both the Walther-Meissner-Institute for Low Temperature Research and the Technical University of Munich in 2009, Mariantoni was awarded the Elings Prize Fellowship in Science of the California NanoSystem Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in Santa Barbara, his implementation of a quantum memory and processor on a single chip using a “quantum von Neumann architecture” was ranked as one of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2011 by Physics World.