Sean Barrett is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Quantum Information Theory Group at Imperial College London. His research interests are primarily in figuring out how to build scalable and robust quantum computers. Recently, his work has focused on developing schemes for protecting quantum computers from errors and noise. Prior to this he worked on various solid-state and distributed quantum optical schemes for implementing quantum computers. He is also interested in utilizing the insights gained from quantum information to understand entangled many-body systems. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 2003.