Leadership

Daniel Stancil

Executive Director 

Dr. Daniel Stancil is the Executive Director of the IBM Q Hub at NC State as well as Alcoa Distinguished Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at NC State.

As executive director, Stancil oversees the hub’s strategic operations, including partnerships with industry, government and other universities.

Stancil has spent many years as a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at both Carnegie Mellon University and NC State. While at Carnegie Mellon, he served as Associate Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. He has been Department Head at NC State since 2009.

His research has included such varied topics as magnetic films, optics, microwaves, wireless channels, antennas, remote labs and particle physics. Dr. Stancil is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a past-president of the IEEE Magnetics Society.

Stancil received engineering degrees from Tennessee Tech (B.S.E.E.) and MIT (S.M., E.E. and Ph.D.).


Patrick Dreher

Chief Scientist

Dr. Patrick Dreher is the Chief Scientist of the IBM Q Hub at NC State as well research professor in the department of computer science and associate faculty in the department of physics.

As chief scientist, Dreher identifies strategic research opportunities for quantum computing at NC State and guides the development of curriculum and education programs.

Dreher has over 25 years of research experience in the applications of computer technologies to science and engineering research problems. Prior to NC State, he has held both senior scientific and R&D management positions at MIT, and has served in similar roles in both government research labs and industry.

Dreher’s scientific interests span the spectrum from potential quantum computing applications for fundamental physics to interfaces with computer science and areas of quantitative finance.

Dreher received his doctorate in physics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Steering Committee

 

Dennis Kekas

Associate Vice Chancellor, Partnerships and Economic Development

As associate vice chancellor, Dennis is responsible for Centennial Campus Partnerships and associated special projects. He also oversees the College of Engineering’s Institute for Next Generation IT Systems.

His BSEE is from Clemson University with graduate studies at Syracuse, NC State and UCLA. A registered engineer in New York and North Carolina, he holds 8 patents with numerous awards for inventions, technical achievements and management excellence.


Daniel Stancil

IBM Q Hub at NC State Executive Director 

Dr. Daniel Stancil is the Executive Director of the IBM Q Hub at NC State as well as Alcoa Distinguished Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at NC State. As executive director, Stancil oversees the hub’s strategic operations, including partnerships with industry, government and other universities.

He received engineering degrees from Tennessee Tech (B.S.E.E.) and MIT (S.M., E.E. and Ph.D.).


Mladen Vouk

Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science 

Dr. Mladen Vouk is NC State’s vice chancellor for research and innovation as well as Distinguished Professor of Computer Science.

He has extensive experience in both commercial software production and academic computing. He is the author/co-author of over 300 publications.

Dr. Vouk received his Ph.D. from the King’s College, University of London, U.K.

Research and Education Advisory Committee


Bojko Bakalov

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Bio


Greg Byrd

Professor and Associate Department Head,
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bio


Patrick Dreher

IBM Q Hub at NC State Chief Scientist; Research Professor of Computer Science
and Associate Faculty, Department of Physics
Bio


Elena Jakubikova

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Bio

Alexander Kemper
Alexander Kemper

Assistant Professor of Physics
Bio


Frank Mueller

Professor of Computer Science
Bio

Thomas Schäfer
Thomas Schäfer

Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished
Professor of Physics
Bio