Dr. George is Department Chair, R&H Mickle Endowed Chair, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Founder and Director of the NSF Center for Space, High-performance, and Resilient Computing (SHREC), a national research center and consortium founded in 2017 and headquartered at Pitt. SHREC features nearly 40 academic, industry, and government partners and is considered by many as the top research center in its field.
Sara Majetich received her B.A. in chemistry from Princeton University, her M.S. in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the University of Georgia. Following that, she did postdoctoral work at Cornell University before joining the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University in 1990, where she now is a full professor. She received several awards including the Ashkin Award for excellence in teaching, the Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Advising Award, and a National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. She has three patents and over 100 publications.
The Pittsburgh Quantum Institute was established in 2012 to help unify and promote research in quantum science and engineering in the Pittsburgh area. PQI members have faculty appointments from Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh in physics, chemistry, and engineering disciplines.