Alec Yen

Hello! My name is Alec and I'm a third-year PhD student at MIT working on superconducting quantum circuits.

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I research superconducting quantum circuits in the Quantum Coherent Electronics Group at MIT under Prof. Kevin O'Brien. I am interested in more scalable and modular architectures for qubit readout to push the performance of state-of-the-art quantum computers. I am funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and MIT Jacobs Presidential Fellowship.

Past Work

Previously at MIT, I designed terahertz circuits under Prof. Ruonan Han, including design of a terahertz tripler in CMOS and the fabrication of a micromachined terahertz waveguide on silicon toward chip-scale molecular clock miniaturization.

I completed my undergrad at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in May 2020, with a major in Electrical Engineering and minor in Computer Science. While there, I designed low power analog integrated circuits under Prof. Benjamin Blalock, built a through-the-windshield driver recognition security portal with Dr. Hector Santos-Villalobos at Oak Ridge National Lab, and developed optimizations for power system simulation under Prof. Hantao Cui.