Ilyas Khan, CEO of UK quantum startup Cambridge Quantum Computing, is the third nominee of the ‘Quantum Personality of the Year 2020’.
He founded the company in 2014, when the wording ‘quantum’ was anything but trendy.
Prior to CQC, Ilyas has been Chairman and Trustee of The Stephen Hawking Foundation and a “Leader in Residence” at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
He has a long-standing interest in the foundations of mathematics and category theory.
He is a Life Member of the American Mathematical Society.
Ilyas interview can be read there.
PS: Each week up to mid-January, we will introduce a new ‘Quantum Personality of the Year’ nominee. By the end of January, there will be an open voting process to select the winner amongst the nominees. The winner will be known on first week of February.