Jake Taylor

Fmr Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science and founding Director of the National Quantum Coordination Office, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Commissioner for Quantum and Advanced Computing

Making complex quantum systems work is the type of challenge that engineers live for — and one that makes a big difference in the world. From foundational science discoveries to combating climate change, quantum engineers are going to build the systems that enable a new range of technologies if we put in the work today, in growing the foundations and depth of the field and the community.

Jake Taylor’s research career in quantum information science spans two decades, and includes pioneering work in semiconductor-based qubits, superconductor-based qubits, quantum transducers, topological photonics, and diamond-based quantum sensors. From 2017-2020, Jake led the U.S. effort in creating and implementing the National Quantum Initiative while at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. A fellow of the American Physical Society and of Optica (formerly OSA), Jake has also been awarded the silver and gold medals by the U.S. Department of Commerce for his research and his work in advancing quantum information science.