Blake R Johnson


Blake R Johnson


Distinguished Engineer, Quantum Engine Lead, IBM Quantum


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Blake Johnson is a Distinguished Research Scientist and Quantum Engine Lead at IBM. His team is responsible for the hardware and software components involved in execution of a quantum program, including converting the program into the signals that actuate operations on quantum processors. Blake has previously worked across many elements of the quantum computing stack, including research into characterization protocols, quantum programming languages, device design, and system architecture. Prior to IBM, Blake was Chief Quantum Engineer at Rigetti and Senior Scientist at Raytheon BBN. He earned his PhD in physics from Yale under advisor Rob Schoelkopf.