OUR TEAM

Two of the most important activities undertaken at 1QBit are hiring the best people and providing an environment that promotes creativity.

Our team of experts spans a unique mix of specialized fields, including graph theory, condensed matter physics, high-energy physics, computational chemistry, discrete optimization, continuous optimization, operations research, and computer engineering. These innovative scientists self-organize into dynamic, multidisciplinary teams to tackle challenges in machine learning and complex optimization.

We are expanding our data science, research, and software development teams and are continually welcoming leading experts on board. We have created multiple ways to engage new talent based on the flexible nature of today’s career paths.

Landon Downs

Landon Downs

Team Member TitlePresident & Co-Founder

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Andrew Fursman

Andrew Fursman

Team Member TitleCEO & Co-Founder

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Marko Bucyk

Marko Bucyk

Team Member TitleManager, Technical Content

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Phil Goddard

Phil Goddard

Team Member TitleAdvisor

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Pooya Ronagh

Pooya Ronagh

Team Member TitleHead of Hardware Innovation Lab

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Arman Zaribafiyan

Arman Zaribafiyan

Team Member TitleHead of Quantum Simulation

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Andrew Milne

Andrew Milne

Team Member TitleProduct Lead, Finance

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Maritza Hernandez

Maritza Hernandez

Team Member TitleLead Scientist

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Gili Rosenberg

Gili Rosenberg

Team Member TitleLead Scientist, Optimization

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Dominic Marchand

Dominic Marchand

Team Member TitleHead of Research and Partnerships, Sherbrooke

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Jaspreet Oberoi

Jaspreet Oberoi

Team Member TitleDirector Machine Learning and Quantum Inspired Solutions

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Daniel Crawford

Daniel Crawford

Team Member TitleCustomer Solutions Lead

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Anna Levit

Anna Levit

Team Member TitleIntellectual Property Strategy Lead

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Maliheh Aramon

Maliheh Aramon

Team Member TitleOptimization Lead

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Anushervon Saidmuradov

Anushervon Saidmuradov

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Clemens Adolphs

Clemens Adolphs

Team Member TitleCustomer Solutions Lead

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Lester Szeto

Lester Szeto

Team Member TitleTechnical Software Development Lead

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Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Team Member TitleChief of Staff to the President

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David Roberts

David Roberts

Team Member TitleAdvisor

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Bluford (Blu) H. Putnam

Bluford (Blu) H. Putnam

Team Member TitleAdvisor

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Shawn Wowk

Shawn Wowk

Team Member TitleHead of Software Development

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Katie Olfert

Katie Olfert

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Ehsan Zahedinejad

Ehsan Zahedinejad

Team Member TitleCustomer Solutions Lead

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Rudi Plesch

Rudi Plesch

Team Member TitleLead, Software Developer

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Amanda Downs

Amanda Downs

Team Member TitleAdvisor

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Moslem Noori

Moslem Noori

Team Member TitleResearcher

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Brad Woods

Brad Woods

Team Member TitleOperations Research Scientist

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David Byrd

David Byrd

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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SungYeon Kim

SungYeon Kim

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Ehsan Iranmanesh

Ehsan Iranmanesh

Team Member TitleResearcher

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Michael P. Friedlander

Michael P. Friedlander

Team Member TitleAdvisor

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Shunji Matsuura

Shunji Matsuura

Team Member TitleResearcher

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Takeshi Yamazaki

Takeshi Yamazaki

Team Member TitleMaterials Science Lead

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Stanley Gan

Stanley Gan

Team Member TitleMachine Learning Researcher

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Jayne Drew

Jayne Drew

Team Member TitleMarketing Communications Specialist

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Negar Iravani

Negar Iravani

Team Member TitleData Scientist

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Jason Loscher

Jason Loscher

Team Member TitleProfessional Services Software Development Lead

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Herman Ho

Herman Ho

Team Member TitleHead, 1Qloud

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Bohdan Kulchytskyy

Bohdan Kulchytskyy

Team Member TitleReinforcement Learning Specialist

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Sim Brar

Sim Brar

Team Member TitleIT Manager

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Fred Park

Fred Park

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Ehsan Montazeri

Ehsan Montazeri

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Alex Lee

Alex Lee

Team Member TitleChief of Staff to the CEO

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Inder Preet Singh

Inder Preet Singh

Team Member TitleMachine Learning Researcher

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Elisabetta Valiante

Elisabetta Valiante

Team Member TitleComputational Physicist

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Bruce Krayenhoff

Bruce Krayenhoff

Team Member TitleMachine Learning Scientist

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Ignacio Rozada

Ignacio Rozada

Team Member TitleComputational Physicist

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Rashika Raizada

Rashika Raizada

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Ugur Yildiz

Ugur Yildiz

Team Member TitleOperations Research Scientist

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Yukio Kawashima

Yukio Kawashima

Team Member TitleQuantum Chemist

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Tim Jaschek

Tim Jaschek

Team Member TitleQuantitative Researcher

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Lee Huntington

Lee Huntington

Team Member TitleQuantum Chemist

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Valentin Senicourt

Valentin Senicourt

Team Member TitleLead, Advanced Computing

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Prakash Verma

Prakash Verma

Team Member TitleQuantum Chemist

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Pooja Pandey

Pooja Pandey

Team Member TitleOperations Research Scientist

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Deepak Kaura

Deepak Kaura

Team Member TitleChief Medical Officer

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Brett Dressler

Brett Dressler

Team Member TitleFacilities/Office Coordinator

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Pally Sandher

Pally Sandher

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Chad Colgur

Chad Colgur

Team Member TitleSoftware Development Lead, Core

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Eugene Kayal

Eugene Kayal

Team Member TitleBusiness Analyst

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Vsevolod Radchenko

Vsevolod Radchenko

Team Member TitleMachine Learning Researcher, Image Processing

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Silvan Kuttimalai

Silvan Kuttimalai

Team Member TitleComputational Physicist

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Shengru Ren

Shengru Ren

Team Member TitleLead, Hardware Innovation Lab, Vancouver

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Natalia Grane

Natalia Grane

Team Member TitleProgram Manager, Healthcare

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Naomi Galinski

Naomi Galinski

Team Member TitleAPI Technical Writer

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Victoria Wong

Victoria Wong

Team Member TitleUI/UX Designer

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Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper

Team Member TitleBusiness Analyst

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Sarah Cairns

Sarah Cairns

Team Member TitleDirector Finance

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Shakib Vedaie

Shakib Vedaie

Team Member TitleMachine Learning Researcher

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Fatih Bilen

Fatih Bilen

Team Member TitleResearcher

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Guanchen Zhang

Guanchen Zhang

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Ricky Sohal

Ricky Sohal

Team Member TitleBusiness Analyst, Machine Learning

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An Quach

An Quach

Team Member TitlePeople Operations Specialist

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Courtney St. George

Courtney St. George

Team Member TitleIT Intern

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Freek de Haas

Freek de Haas

Team Member TitleMachine Learning Researcher

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Krishanu Sankar

Krishanu Sankar

Team Member TitleScientist I

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Randall Kaltenbruner

Randall Kaltenbruner

Team Member TitleAutomation Tester

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Karen Scanlan

Karen Scanlan

Team Member TitleDirector of People Operations, Support & Facilities

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Florian Hopfmueller

Florian Hopfmueller

Team Member TitleReinforcement Learning Scientist

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Tamiko Masuda

Tamiko Masuda

Team Member TitleTechnical Business Analyst

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Tonye Brown

Tonye Brown

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer

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Artur Scherer

Artur Scherer

Team Member TitleLead, Hardware Innovation Lab, Waterloo

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Yongchao Tang

Yongchao Tang

Team Member TitleQuantum Information Scientist

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Drew Tkatchuk

Drew Tkatchuk

Team Member TitleDigital Marketing & Social Media Manager

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Sara Griggs

Sara Griggs

Team Member TitleHead of Marketing and Communications

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Estella Wang

Estella Wang

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer, Automation

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Sohee Kim

Sohee Kim

Team Member TitlePeople Operations Generalist

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Nicole Hazel

Nicole Hazel

Team Member TitleJunior Software Developer

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Anish Verma

Anish Verma

Team Member TitleQuantitative Analyst

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Alex Kikot

Alex Kikot

Team Member TitleIT Administrator

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Jing Han

Jing Han

Team Member TitleSoftware Developer, Machine Learning Infrastructure

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Abbi Willems

Abbi Willems

Team Member TitleOperations Accountant

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Maria Huerta

Maria Huerta

Team Member TitleTechnical Writer Intern

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Michael Nesrallah

Michael Nesrallah

Team Member TitleTechnical Writer

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“1QBit is a team of explorers seeking out methods of applying the power of quantum computing to previously unsolvable problems. We aim to make the world a better place by solving big problems or equipping other organizations with the necessary tools to do so.”

– Rob McMurtry, 1QBit Scrum Captain