Alexandre Blais received his B.Sc. in 1997 and Ph.D. in 2003, both at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, he returned to Sherbrooke as an associate professor in 2006. He is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2008. His main research interests include superconducting qubits, quantum optics, and quantum computation.