Dr. Earl Campbell gets appointed by Riverlane to spearhead the initiative on solving quantum error correction

A leading Senior Scientist from the Amazon Web Services Quantum Computing group, Dr. Earl Campbell will take over Riverlane’s project on building an operating system for error-corrected quantum computers. He will be in charge of the technical developments and architectural design of the software for quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum logic and compilation, and quantum algorithms.

For the past 16 years, Dr. Campbell has been developing ideas for fault-tolerant quantum computing architectures and software. He’s also made groundbreaking contributions to random compilers, such as the qDRIFT technique, the only known efficient way for modeling systems with highly complicated interactions. On top of that, Earl has also contributed to the development of near-Clifford emulators that were integrated into Qiskit, IBM’s open-source software development kit for a quantum computer.

Error correction is the next defining challenge in quantum computing and we will need to deliver fast, effective software to solve it. Over the past 16 years, I have been tackling questions like this as an academic and I’m looking forward to putting theory into practice. I’ve followed Riverlane since its early days and I’ve always been drawn to challenging work with the promise of delivering widespread social and commercial impact. I’m excited to join a diverse team with a proven track record in developing software used by hardware companies around the world.

Earl Campbell

Earl will work alongside executives from Microsoft, ARM, Samsung, Intel, and the White House, among others. Riverlane is bringing together top talent from the worlds of business, academia, and industry to create its modular operating system to work with any hardware vendors, regardless of qubit type. Riverlane is backed by some of Europe’s best venture capital funds and the University of Cambridge.

Riverlane has already formed partnerships with a third of the world’s quantum computing hardware vendors. Furthermore, Deltaflow.OS has been successfully tested with a variety of hardware techniques, including trapped ions and superconducting circuits.

Solving error correction will be key to unlocking quantum usefulness across a range of foundational challenges, including clean energy, drug discovery, material science, and advanced chemistry. We’re delighted that Earl is bringing his world-class expertise in this challenge to the Riverlane team to accelerate our efforts and unlock the potential of this technology.

Steve Brierley, CEO and Founder of Riverlane

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