Dr. Steffen received his B.S. degree in physics from Emory University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He has worked in the field of quantum computing since 1998 and focused on a variety of approaches towards building a quantum computer. His Ph.D. thesis focused on testing small prototype quantum computers using nuclear spins in liquid solution, while his postdoctoral work and work at IBM centered on advancing superconducting quantum bits. Dr. Steffen came to IBM in 2006 and managed the experimental quantum computing group from 2010 – 2014 after which he became the Chief Quantum Architect. He was appointed as an APS Fellow in 2013 for his contributions to the quantum computing field, and became an IEEE Senior Member in 2015. He has authored or co-authored over 40 peer review articles in the field of quantum computing, and in 2017 he was named IBM Fellow for his work in quantum computing.