About Us

Quantum Benchmark is the leading provider of software solutions that enable error characterization, error mitigation, error correction and performance validation for quantum computing hardware.

Our company is led by a team of the world’s top research scientists and engineers in quantum computing with the mission of enabling quantum computers to solve real-world problems.

We are venture-backed with headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada.

Joseph Emerson, PhD

CEO, Founder and Chief Scientist

Joseph is a world-leading authority in quantum computing who pioneered the current industry-standard methods of error characterization for quantum computing hardware.

Joel Wallman, PhD

CTO and Co-Founder

Joel invented our error suppression and quantum capacity benchmarking technology and has emerged as a world-leading expert in quantum computing.

Steven Flammia, PhD

Senior Scientist

Steve is a world-leading expert in the characterization of quantum systems and optimizing the performance of quantum error correction.

Daniel Gottesman, PhD

Senior Scientist

Dan is a pioneer and world-leading authority in the methods of quantum error correction and fault-tolerance that are required to enable scalable quantum compution.

Kristine Boone


Arnaud Carignan-Dugas


Jaron Huq


Adam Winick


Ian Hincks, PhD

Lead Software Engineer

Ian has extensive experience in experimental quantum computing and software development. He joined the team to lead integration of our software with existing hardware control systems.

Egor Ospadov, PhD

Senior Software Developer & Research Scientist

Egor obtained his doctorate in Theoretical Physics, where the subject of his research was method development in quantum chemistry. His research interests include: quantum chemistry and application of quantum computing to chemistry.

David Hufnagel

Software Developer

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

Head of Research Operations

Katherine Bell, MLIS

Executive Assistant

David Cory, PhD

Scientific Advisor

David is a pioneer of quantum computing and world-leading authority on quantum control. He is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, the Institute of Quantum Computing and the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology and Principal Investigator of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund Program, Transformative Quantum Technologies. He is an associate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, chairs the advisory committee for the Canada Institute for Advanced Research’s Quantum Information Processing program.

John Preskill, PhD

Scientific Advisor

John is a pioneer and world-leading authority on quantum computing and fault-tolerant quantum error correction. He is the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech. Preskill received his Ph.D. in physics in 1980 from Harvard, and joined the Caltech faculty in 1983.

Stephen Bartlett, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Stephen is a Chief Investigator and Professor of Physics in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems at the University of Sydney. He leads a research program in theoretical quantum physics with interests spanning: quantum computing, quantum measurement and control, quantum many-body systems, and the foundations of quantum theory.

Joseph Emerson, PhD


Joseph is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist of Quantum Benchmark Inc. He is a world-leading authority in quantum computing and pioneered the current industry-standard methods of error characterization for quantum computing hardware.

Moe Kermani, PhD


Moe is a Managing Partner at Vanedge Capital, a Vancouver-based venture capital fund focused on investing in: quantum computing, digital media, SaaS solutions, enterprise software, and cyber security.

Vanedge Capital

Lead Investor

Vanedge Capital is a Vancouver based early-stage venture capital fund investing in technology inflection points in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cyber security, SaaS and digital media.