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MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.

As part of our vision of pioneering for a better future, we want to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to discover the possibilities of emerging technology. By providing this course, MITRE seeks to grow the quantum-capable workforce needed to employ quantum algorithms in the solutions of tomorrow.


Joe Clapis is a Lead Software Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. He has over 10 years of experience in a variety of software domains, from machine vision to virtualization, and now currently works on quantum software systems. His latest research involves bridging the gap between quantum algorithm theories and their practical implementations.

Richard Preston is a senior engineer in the Network Analytics department at The MITRE Corporation. He earned his BS and MS in engineering from Tufts University. Richard has been involved with quantum software research since 2019, in addition to work in cybersecurity, cloud, and networking. He enjoys playing piano in his spare time.


The authors wish to thank the following people for their support in developing the course.

  • Steve Foote
  • Dave Scher
  • Jamar Owens
  • Michael Long
  • Nicole Gilmore
  • Yosry Barsoum
  • Gregg Leone

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Last update: June 29, 2021