William D. Oliver, Ph.D.
Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of Physics
Director, Center for Quantum Engineering
Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
Room 13-3050
william.oliver (at) mit.edu
Phone: (617) 258-6018


William D. Oliver is jointly appointed the Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as the Director of the Center for Quantum Engineering and as Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics. He is a Principal Investigator in the Engineering Quantum Systems Group at MIT campus. He provides programmatic and technical leadership targeting the development of quantum and classical high-performance computing technologies. Will’s research interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and single-flux quantum digital logic.

From 2003-2023, Will also worked at Lincoln Laboratory — most recently as a Laboratory Fellow (2017-2023) — with the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group. Over those 20 years, Will was instrumental in growing the quantum group to its present levels. In February 2023, Will stepped down from this position, due to a perceived organizational conflict of interest with his outside professional activities. Nonetheless, he and the EQuS group maintain a strong collaborative relationship with the Laboratory.

Will is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He serves on the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, the US Committee for Superconducting Electronics, and is an IEEE Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) Board Member.

Will received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Japanese from the University of Rochester (NY).

(Photo by Nathan Fiske)