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Scott Aaronson

Member, Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board; Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas in Austin

Scott Joel Aaronson is an American theoretical computer scientist and David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. After postdoctoral research at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Waterloo, he joined MIT in 2007 before moving to UT Austin in 2016. Aaronson specializes in quantum computing and computational complexity theory, and is the founding director of UT Austin's Quantum Information Centre.

Major awards:
- Awarded the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing "for ground-breaking contributions to quantum computing"
- 2017 Simons Investigator
- One of two winners of the 2012 Alan T. Waterman Award.
- Best Student Paper Awards at the Computational Complexity Conference for the papers "Limitations of Quantum Advice and One-Way Communication" (2004) and "Quantum Certificate Complexity" (2003)