Scott Aaronson


I'm David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, and director of its Quantum Information Center. Prior to coming here, I taught for nine years in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. My research interests center around the capabilities and limits of quantum computers, and computational complexity theory more generally.

Book

Personal

Research

Pedagogy

Students

  • Andrew Drucker: PhD, graduated MIT August 2012, now Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago
  • Michael Forbes: graduated MIT April 2014, now Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (co-advised with Amir Shpilka)
  • Alex Arkhipov: PhD, graduated MIT June 2017
  • Adam Bouland: PhD, graduated MIT June 2017, now a postdoc at UC Berkeley
  • Shalev Ben-David: PhD, graduated MIT June 2017, now Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo
  • Luke Schaeffer: PhD, in progress
  • Saeed Mehraban: PhD, in progress
  • Daniel Grier: PhD, in progress

Postdocs

Contact

    The best way to reach me is via email:
    aaronson at cs dot utexas dot edu

    Office: GDC (Gates Dell Complex) 4.422
    Office phone: (512)-471-7797

    Administrative assistant: Kathryn Murphy
    GDC 4.318
    (512)-471-9515