Jacob Taylor

Adjunct Professor
2101 Atlantic Building
(301) 405-7905
Ph.D., Harvard University (Physics)

Jacob (Jake) Taylor is an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and UMIACS. He is also a Fellow at NIST, the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), and at the Joint Quantum Institute.

Over the past three years, he served as assistant director for Quantum Information Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he spearheaded the expansion of American leadership in quantum information science with passage of the National Quantum Initiative Act and by founding and directing the National Quantum Coordination Office.

Taylor also helped create the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, a public-private partnership enabling rapid access to supercomputers to accelerate the fight against SARS-COV2.

He received his doctorate in physics at Harvard University in 2006. Taylor was a Pappalardo Fellow at MIT before joining NIST in 2009, where he leads a research group connecting computer science and physics efforts to enable quantum information devices.

Go here to view Taylor’s academic publications on Google Scholar.