SETH LLOYD is professor of quantum mechanical engineering at MIT and a principal investigator at the Research Laboratory of Electronics. He works on problems having to do with information and complex systems from the very small to the very large.
He has performed seminal work in the fields of quantum computation and quantum communications, including proposing the first technologically feasible design for a quantum computer, demonstrating the viability of quantum analog computation, proving quantum analogs of Shannon's noisy channel theorem, and designing novel methods for quantum error correction and noise reduction.
Lloyd is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He is the author if Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes On the Cosmos.