Marcus P. da Silva, Ph.D.

I am an engineer and a physicist.

I studied under Prof. Raymond Laflamme and Prof. Frank Wilhelm at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada).

After obtaining my PhD, I was a post-doctoral fellow, working with Prof. Alexandre Blais and Prof. David Poulin at EPIQ, Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada). Since then I have been part of the Quantum Information Processing group at BBN Technologies (Cambridge, MA, USA), and lead the theory efforts at Rigetti Computing (Berkeley, CA, USA).

I am currently a principal researcher at the Quantum Systems group at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

As for whether it should be "Marcus Silva" vs. "Marcus da Silva", whether my last name is "Silva" vs "da Silva", or my initials are "MPS" or "MPdS":

These choices are consistent with conventions in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries, and consistent with the recommendations from the MLA Handbook.


Details of most of my publications, along with citation information, can be found on ResearcherID, ResearchGate, or on Google Scholar.


Pre-prints to most of my publications can be found on the arXiv.


Some small projects are available on my Github account.

Useful code I have authored or contributed to include: