Frederic T. Chong

Frederic (Fred) T. Chong is an American computer scientist known for research in computer architecture, quantum computing, and computer security.[1]

Frederic (Fred) T. Chong
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Known forComputer Architecture, Quantum Computing, Computer Security
AwardsIntel Outstanding Researcher Award (2018)
Chancellor's Fellow at UC Davis (2002-2007)
ACM Distinguished Member (2013)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Doctoral advisorAnant Agarwal

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Chong received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1996, with Prof. Anant Agarwal as his thesis adviser.

Chong served in faculty positions at University of California, Davis and University of California, Santa Barbara before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2015 as the Seymour Goodman Professor of Computer Architecture.[2] He is the lead PI of EPiQC, an NSF Expeditions in Computing program on Quantum Computing.[3][4]


  • 2019: Intel Outstanding Researcher Award.[5]
  • 2002: University of California, Davis Chancellor's Fellow.[6]
  • 2013: Named an ACM Distinguished Member.[7]


  1. ^ "Fred Chong".
  2. ^ "Faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships". 15 August 2015.
  3. ^ "UChicago Scientists to Lead $10 Million NSF 'Expedition' for Practical Quantum Computing". 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing".
  5. ^ "Computer Science".
  6. ^ "Chancellor's Fellows Recipients | Academic Affairs".
  7. ^ "Fred Chong".

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