Cori Williams

Quantum Control System Engineer

Brown University – B.S. in Computer Science and Economics



Hello there! My name is Cori and I’m a software engineer at IonQ, a quantum computing company. Here at IonQ, our computers are made up of individually trapped ions floating in a magnetic field that we shoot lasers at to change their state. As you might imagine, there are a lot of very intricate device interactions that have to happen to make this system work. As part of the Quantum Control System team, I work to make sure these interactions are as well-orchestrated as possible. Before IonQ, I attended Brown University and engaged in many of their mentoring opportunities. I have benefited from some stellar mentors in my life, and I have always found mentoring to be a rewarding way to put my own mistakes to good use. In a discipline that is normally lacking in empathy and inclusion, I believe mentoring to be an integral part of forming a truly supportive community.

Get to know Cori Williams

What are you most proud of in your work or life?

I’m proud of my ability to push through hard problems and circumstances and get to the other side

What are your passions and hobbies?

Dancing, the outdoors, baking, planning

Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Favorite snack food?

dark chocolate

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