The Fernand D. “Doc” Bedard Fellowship

The CQE-LPS Doc Bedard Fellowship is sponsored by the Laboratory for Physical Sciences and recognizes the achievements and technical leadership of Fernand (Doc) Bedard.

This is a 3-year fellowship to support graduate students conducting research in the field of quantum engineering and information science.

More information on Fernand D. “Doc” Bedard

Current Fellows

2019-2022: Chris McNally

Chris McNally is a third-year PhD student in the Engineering Quantum Systems group at the Research Laboratory of Electronics. He works mainly on practical implementations of quantum algorithms and quantum control protocols in superconducting qubit devices. He’s also active in building software tools for quantum computing, from automated device calibration to circuit compilation. Before joining RLE, Chris was an assistant staff researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and studied mathematics and physics at McGill University.aborum.

2020-2023: Kyle DeBry

Kyle DeBry is a first year graduate student in Professor Isaac Chuang’s group at MIT. His research interests lie in experimental trapped ion quantum computing, including alternative quit encoding schemes. Kyle received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, where he worked on superconducting single photon detectors. In his free time, he enjoys running and playing the saxophone.

The original email I received about the fellowship also mentioned a picture, so I have attached that as well in case you need it. Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything else from me.