Prof. Scott AaronsonScott Aaronson is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.  He studied at Cornell and UC Berkeley, and did postdocs at the Institute for Advanced Study as well as the University of Waterloo.  His research focuses on the capabilities and limits of quantum computers, and more generally on computational complexity and its relationship to physics.  His first book, "Quantum Computing Since Democritus," was published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press.  Aaronson has written about quantum computing for Scientific American and the New York Times, and writes a popular blog at www.scottaaronson.com/blog.  He's received the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award, the United States PECASE Award, and MIT's Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching.