Prof Peter McMahon
Asst. Professor, School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, New York, USA
Peter McMahon received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a Physics minor, from Stanford University in 2014, for research done on quantum information processing using optically controlled spins in semiconductors. He then performed postdoctoral work in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford until he joined the faculty in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell. Prior to attending graduate school at Stanford he spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley working on instrumentation for radio astronomy and bioinformatics. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Cape Town. While at Stanford he was awarded a Stanford Graduate Fellowship (2008 – 2011) and a Stanford Nano- and Quantum Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015 – 2017). Peter’s lab – The McMahon Lab researches the physics of computation, and how physical systems can be engineered to perform computation in new ways that provide benefits over current CMOS-based von Neumann processors. It has a particular emphasis on quantum computation, but also explore other candidate future computing technologies that are classical, including photonic computing and neuromorphic computing.