Jarrod McClean

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: Harvard University
  • Field of Study: Chemical Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Alan Aspuru-Guzik
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Chemical Physics, Harvard University, 2015
    M.A. Physics, Harvard University, 2015
    Secondary Field in Computational Science, Harvard University, 2015
    B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2010

Current Status

  • Status: Research Scientist, Google Inc
  • Research Area: Chemical Physics
  • Personal URL: http://jarrodmcclean.com
  • Publications

    [1] Jarrod R McClean, Jonathan Romero, Ryan Babbush, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik.
    The theory of variational hybrid quantum-classical algorithms. New Journal of Physics, 18(2):023023, 2016.


    [2] N. P. D. Sawaya, M. Smelyanskiy, J. R. McClean, and A. Aspuru-Guzik. Error sensitivity to environmental noise in quantum circuits for chemical state preparation. ArXiv e-prints, 2016.

    [3] Joonsuk Huh, Gian Giacomo Guerreschi, Borja Peropadre, Jarrod R McClean, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Boson sampling for molecular vibronic spectra. Nature Photonics, (9):615–620, 2015.

    [4] Jarrod R McClean and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Compact wavefunctions from compressed imaginary time evolution. RSC Advances, 5(124):102277–102283, 2015.

    [5] Andrew Tranter, Sarah Sofia, Jake Seeley, Michael Kaicher, Jarrod R McClean, Ryan Babbush, Peter V. Coveney, Florian Mintert, Frank Wilhelm, and Peter J. Love. The Bravyi-Kitaev transformation: Properties and applications. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 2015.

    [6] Jarrod R McClean and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Clock quantum Monte Carlo technique: An imaginary-time method for real-time quantum dynamics. Physical Review A, 91:012311, 2015.

    [7] Ryan Babbush, Jarrod R McClean, Dave Wecker, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, and Nathan Wiebe. Chemical basis of Trotter-Suzuki errors in quantum chemistry simulation. Physical Review A, 91:022311, 2015.

    [8] P. J. J. O’Malley, R. Babbush, I. D. Kivlichan, J. Romero, J. R. McClean, R. Barends, J. Kelly, P. Roushan, A. Tranter, N. Ding, B. Campbell, Y. Chen, Z. Chen, B. Chiaro, A. Dunsworth, A. G. Fowler, E. Jeffrey, A. Megrant, J. Y. Mutus, C. Neill, C. Quintana, D. Sank, A. Vainsencher, J. Wenner, T. C. White, P. V. Coveney, P. J. Love, H. Neven, A. Aspuru-Guzik, and J. M. Martinis. Scalable Quantum Simulation of Molecular Energies. ArXiv e-prints, 2015.

    [9] Jarrod R McClean, Ryan Babbush, Peter J. Love, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Exploiting locality in quantum computation for quantum chemistry. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 5(24):4368–4380, 2014.

    [10] Alberto Peruzzo†, Jarrod R McClean†, Peter Shadbolt, Man-Hong Yung, Xiao-Qi Zhou, Peter J Love, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, and Jeremy L O’Brien. A variational eigenvalue solver on a photonic quantum processor. Nature Communications, 5(4213):1–7, 2014.
    † These authors contributed equally to this work

    [11] Man-Hong Yung, Jorge Casanova, Antonio Mezzacapo, Jarrod R McClean, Lucas Lamata, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, and Enrique Solano. From transistor to trapped-ion computers for quantum chemistry. Scientific Reports, 4(3589):1 7, 2014.

    [12] Jarrod R McClean, John A Parkhill, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Feynman’s clock, a new variational principle, and parallel-in-time quantum dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(41):E3901–E3909, 2013.

    [13] Jarrod R McClean, Christopher Stull, Charles Farrar, and David Mascareñas. A preliminary cyber-physical security assessment of the Robot Operating System (ROS). SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 874110–874110. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2013.

    [14] Jinhua Wang, Dominik Domin, Brian Austin, Dmitry Yu Zubarev, Jarrod R McClean, Michael Frenklach, Tian Cui, and William A Lester Jr. A diffusion
    Monte Carlo study of the OH bond dissociation of phenol. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114(36):9832–9835, 2010.

    [15] Dmitry Yu Zubarev, Neil Robertson, Dominik Domin, Jarrod R McClean, Jinhua Wang, William A Lester Jr, Russell Whitesides, Xiaoqing You, and Michael Frenklach. Local electronic structure and stability of pentacene oxyradicals. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114(12):5429–5437, 2009.

    Awards

    2015 Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computing Sciences

    2012 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

    2011 Robert Karplus Prize in Chemical Physics

    2010 Departmental Citation - Awarded annually to the top graduating senior in Chemistry or Chemical Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

    2009 Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry – One of ten award recipients nationally; awarded to facilitate active research with a faculty mentor.

    2008 William A. Giauque Award for the most outstanding student at the end of their sophomore year in the College of Chemistry.

    2007 Department of Chemistry Bruce Howard Memorial Scholarship – Awarded for academic excellence by the Chemistry Scholarship Committee.

    2009 Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry – One of ten award recipients nationally. Awarded to facilitate active research with a faculty mentor.

    2008 William A. Giauque Award for the most outstanding student at the end of their sophomore year in the College of Chemistry.

    2007 Department of Chemistry Bruce Howard Memorial Scholarship – Awarded for academic excellence by the Chemistry Scholarship Committee.