Kenneth R Brown

Kenneth R Brown

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office Location: 
701 W Main St, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 
(919) 660-1376

Overview

Prof. Brown's research interest is the control of quantum systems for both understanding the natural world and developing new technologies. His current research areas are the development of robust quantum computers and the study of molecular properties at cold and ultracold temperatures.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 2003

  • B.S., University Puget Sound 1998

Selected Grants

PFCQC: STAQ: Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum co-design awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2023

Collaborative Research: EPiQC:Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computation awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2023

Quantum-hardware focused application performance benchmarks awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2022

Scaling Modular and Reconfigurable Quantum Systems awarded by University of Maryland (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Quantum Computing in Chemical and Material Sciences awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Quantum control based on real-time environment analysis by spectator qubits awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

MRI: Development of a Programmable Ion-Trap Quantum Computer awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Control and Spectroscopy of Single Molecular Ions awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Merrill, JT, and Brown, KR. "Progress in compensating pulse sequences for quantum computation." January 1, 2014. 241-294.

Debroy, DM, Li, M, Newman, M, and Brown, KR. "Stabilizer Slicing: Coherent Error Cancellations in Low-Density Parity-Check Stabilizer Codes." Physical Review Letters 121.25 (December 2018): 250502-null. Full Text Open Access Copy

Beale, SJ, Wallman, JJ, Gutiérrez, M, Brown, KR, and Laflamme, R. "Quantum Error Correction Decoheres Noise." Physical Review Letters 121.19 (November 2018): 190501-null. Full Text

Calvin, AT, and Brown, KR. "Spectroscopy of Molecular Ions in Coulomb Crystals." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9.19 (October 2018): 5797-5804. Full Text

Brown, NC, and Brown, KR. "Comparing Zeeman qubits to hyperfine qubits in the context of the surface code: 174Yb+ and 171Yb+." Phys. Rev. A 97 (May 2, 2018): 052301-052301. Full Text

Calvin, AT, Janardan, S, Condoluci, J, Rugango, R, Pretzsch, E, Shu, G, and Brown, KR. "Rovibronic Spectroscopy of Sympathetically Cooled 40CaH+." The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 122.12 (March 9, 2018): 3177-3181. Full Text

Leung, PH, Landsman, KA, Figgatt, C, Linke, NM, Monroe, C, and Brown, KR. "Robust 2-Qubit Gates in a Linear Ion Crystal Using a Frequency-Modulated Driving Force." Physical Review Letters 120.2 (January 2018): 020501-null. Full Text

Condoluci, J, Janardan, S, Calvin, AT, Rugango, R, Shu, G, Sherrill, CD, and Brown, KR. "Reassigning the CaH+ 11Σ → 21Σ vibronic transition with CaD." The Journal of Chemical Physics 147.21 (December 2017): 214309-null. Full Text

Linke, NM, Gutierrez, M, Landsman, KA, Figgatt, C, Debnath, S, Brown, KR, and Monroe, C. "Fault-tolerant quantum error detection." Science Advances 3.10 (October 20, 2017): e1701074-null. Full Text

Brown, KR, Kim, J, and Monroe, C. "Co-designing a scalable quantum computer with trapped atomic ions." Npj Quantum Information 2.1 (November 2016). Full Text

Rugango, R, Calvin, AT, Janardan, S, Shu, G, and Brown, KR. "Vibronic Spectroscopy of Sympathetically Cooled CaH." Chemphyschem : a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry 17.22 (November 2016): 3764-3768. Full Text

Pages

Javadi-Abhari, A, Gokhale, P, Holmes, A, Franklin, D, Brown, KR, Martonosi, M, and Chong, FT. "Optimized surface code communication in superconducting quantum computers." the 50th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium. October 14, 2017 - October 18, 2017.: ACM Press, 2017. Full Text

Heckey, J, Patil, S, JavadiAbhari, A, Holmes, A, Kudrow, D, Brown, KR, Franklin, D, Chong, FT, and Martonosi, M. "Compiler Management of Communication and Parallelism for Quantum Computation.": Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), March 14, 2015. Full Text

Kudrow, D, Bier, K, Deng, Z, Franklin, D, Tomita, Y, Brown, KR, and Chong, FT. "Quantum rotations." the 40th Annual International Symposium. June 23, 2013 - June 27, 2013.: ACM Press, 2013. Full Text