(Yahoo.Finance) QC Ware, a leading developer of applications that run on quantum computers, today announced three key appointments to lead the company’s algorithm development program. Scott Aaronson has been appointed as the company’s Chief Scientific Advisor. Aaronson will dedicate part of his time toward working closely with Wim van Dam and Iordanis Kerenidis, who will lead as the co-heads of QC Ware’s quantum algorithms group. The three quantum computing experts have been long-acquainted colleagues, and they are now combining forces at QC Ware to develop practical quantum computing applications.
“Quantum computers work fundamentally differently than classical computers. In order to exploit the power of quantum processing, we need to explore ways to find ‘quantum speedups’ for commercial problems. This is the holy grail of the QC industry, and we believe the best way to achieve that objective is to pull together the best minds in the algorithms field to address that challenge,” said QC Ware CEO Matt Johnson. “There are only a few people in the world that have the skills to design these approaches –Scott, Wim and Iordanis are at the very top of that list. With these three appointments, QC Ware has a critical advantage and differentiation in the new era of quantum computing and the disruption it will bring.”