Jason Orcutt


Jason Orcutt




Principal Research Scientist


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Dr. Jason Orcutt is a Principal Research Scientist at IBM Quantum. Jason received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2005 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2008 and 2012 respectively. His graduate work at MIT, funded by a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation from 2005-2008, pioneered "zero-change" photonic integration in a variety of state-of-the-art CMOS and DRAM processes. Before joining IBM, he worked as a research scientist at MIT on DARPA's Photonically Optimized Embedded Microprocessors (POEM) program that demonstrated the first integrated core-to-memory optical links [Nature, 2015].

At IBM, Jason has led and contributed to a variety of projects in photonics, communication, sensing, and quantum computing. Joining IBM Research's Physical Sciences Department in 2013, he contributed to the manufacturing transition of IBM silicon photonics research with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and to the development of spectroscopic sensors for fugitive methane emissions reduction under the ARPA-E AIMS program. After getting involved in the quantum computing research effort, he co-invented a technique to tune the resonant frequency of superconducting qubits known as "LASIQ" [npj Quantum Information, 2021; Science Advances, 2022]. From 2018-2021, Jason led the IBM team under the Army Research Office / Laboratory for Physical Sciences Cross Quantum Technology Systems program to develop a SiGe/Si microwave-optical transduction platform with intrinsic optical quality factors in excess of 150 million [Quantum Science and Technology, 2020; Optica, 2022]. Currently, he is part of the quantum hardware team where he collaborates to build new generations of IBM Quantum Systems.

Jason has co-authored over 100 publications that have been cited over 5000 times with an h-index of 36 while being granted more than 60 patents by the USPTO.



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