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.






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



    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: Beth Russell
    GDC 2.822