Faculty Profiles

Kenneth R Brown
Associate Professor of Chemistry
701 W Main St, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 660-1376



Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 2003

B.S., University of Puget Sound 1998

Nam, Y., et al. “Ground-state energy estimation of the water molecule on a trapped-ion quantum computer.” Npj Quantum Information, vol. 6, no. 1, Dec. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1038/s41534-020-0259-3. Full Text

Shi, Y., et al. “Resource-Efficient Quantum Computing by Breaking Abstractions.” Proceedings of the Ieee, vol. 108, no. 8, Aug. 2020, pp. 1353–70. Scopus, doi:10.1109/JPROC.2020.2994765. Full Text

Huang, S., et al. “Fault-tolerant weighted union-find decoding on the toric code.” Physical Review A, vol. 102, no. 1, July 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.102.012419. Full Text

Debroy, D. M., et al. “Logical performance of 9 qubit compass codes in ion traps with crosstalk errors.” Quantum Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 3, July 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1088/2058-9565/ab7e80. Full Text

Huang, S., and K. R. Brown. “Fault-tolerant compass codes.” Physical Review A, vol. 101, no. 4, Apr. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.101.042312. Full Text

Jyothi, S., et al. “A hybrid ion-atom trap with integrated high resolution mass spectrometer.” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 90, no. 10, Oct. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.5121431. Full Text Open Access Copy

Brown, N. C., and K. R. Brown. “Leakage mitigation for quantum error correction using a mixed qubit scheme.” Physical Review A, vol. 100, no. 3, Sept. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.100.032325. Full Text

Landsman, K. A., et al. “Two-qubit entangling gates within arbitrarily long chains of trapped ions.” Physical Review A, vol. 100, no. 2, Aug. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.100.022332. Full Text

Li, M., et al. “2D Compass Codes.” Physical Review X, vol. 9, no. 2, May 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevX.9.021041. Full Text

Murphy, D. C., and K. R. Brown. “Controlling error orientation to improve quantum algorithm success rates.” Physical Review A, vol. 99, no. 3, Mar. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.99.032318. Full Text


Merrill, J. T., and K. R. Brown. Progress in compensating pulse sequences for quantum computation. Vol. 154, 2014, pp. 241–94. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9781118742631.ch10. Full Text

Gokhale, P., et al. “Asymptotic improvements to quantum circuits via qutrits.” Proceedings  International Symposium on Computer Architecture, 2019, pp. 554–66. Scopus, doi:10.1145/3307650.3322253. Full Text

Javadi-Abhari, A., et al. “Optimized surface code communication in superconducting quantum computers.” Proceedings of the Annual International Symposium on Microarchitecture, Micro, vol. Part F131207, 2017, pp. 692–705. Scopus, doi:10.1145/3123939.3123949. Full Text

Heckey, J., et al. “Compiler management of communication and parallelism for quantum computation.” International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems  Asplos, vol. 2015-January, 2015, pp. 445–56. Scopus, doi:10.1145/2694344.2694357. Full Text

Brown, K. R., et al. “Laser-cooled atomic ions as probes of molecular ions.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1642, 2015, pp. 392–95. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.4906702. Full Text

Kudrow, D., et al. “Quantum rotations: A case study in static and dynamic machine-code generation for quantum computers.” Proceedings  International Symposium on Computer Architecture, 2013, pp. 166–76. Scopus, doi:10.1145/2485922.2485937. Full Text

Brown, K. R. “Sympathetic heating spectroscopy: Probing molecular ions with laser-cooled atomic ions.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, 2010.