Qubit by Qubit is the online learning initiative of The Coding School, a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to empower the next generation through computer science education. Founded by a Brown University undergraduate in 2014, The Coding School has grown into an international organization with 800+ instructors and students from over 40 countries participating in our programs. To ensure our programming and teaching is of the highest quality, we’re partnered with a number of internationally- renowned educational institutions, including: UCLA, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Brown University, and Villanova University.
Kiera Peltz is on a mission to train the next generation for the jobs of the future today. She began learning how to code while she was working on the White House's Innovation & Technology team. She is a Gates-Cambridge and Schwarzman Scholar, receiving master's degrees from the University of Cambridge and Tsinghua University in Sociology and Economics & Business, respectively. Kiera graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a double major in Political Science and Happiness, an independent major she designed that focuses on the interdisciplinary study of happy societies.
Amir graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2018. He is currently a graduate fellow in MIT's EECS department and a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His research motivation is to use quantum mechanics to gain an advantage over current technology and protocols. As an undergraduate he worked with Dirk Englund on control and high fidelity readout of NV centers in diamond.
Francisca Vasconcelos is currently pursuing an MSc in Statistical Sciences at the University of Oxford, through the Rhodes Scholarship. She graduated from MIT in 2020 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. Through undergraduate research in the MIT Engineering Quantum Systems group as well as internships at Rigetti Computing and Microsoft Research Quantum, Francisca has worked on quantum measurement of superconducting devices, statistical learning for error mitigation, machine learning for quantum, and radiation studies. Furthermore, Francisca is very interested in education, serving as a course instructor for MIT’s winter-term Intro to Quantum Computing course for two years and leading The Coding School’s QxQ academic team.
Director, UT Austin's Quantum
Assistant Professor of ECE, UCLA Quantum
Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab
Assistant Professor of Physics,
Director, UWaterloo Institute for
Quantum Computing (IQC)
Physicist, CalTech's Institute for Quantum
Information and Matter (IQIM)
Director, UC Berkeley's Quantum
Computation Center (BQIC)
Director, MIT's Center for Quantum
Global Lead of Quantum Education
at IBM Quantum