John Preskill  

Professor of Theoretical Physics
Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy
California Institute of Technology

Former Ph.D. students:

1. Peter Galison (1983) -- Harvard University
2.
Brian Hatfield (1985) -- Applied Mathematical Physics Research, Inc.
3. Ian Angus (1986) -- Terabeam Networks
4. Milan Mijic (1987) -- California State University Los Angeles
5.
Alexios Polychronakos (1987) -- CUNY
6. George Siopsis (1987) -- University of Tennessee at Knoxville
7. Brian Warr (1987) -- deceased
8. Jim Cline (1988) -- McGill University
9. Elias Kiritsis (1988) Ecole Polytechnique
10. Ji-yu Feng (1989)
11.
Martin Bucher (1990) -- CNRS
12.
Olivier Espinosa (1990) -- Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Valparaiso, Chile)
13.
Sandip Trivedi (1990) -- Tata Institute
14. Alex Ridgway (1992) -- Sun Microsystems
15. John Apostolakis (1993) -- CERN
16. Robert Navin (1993) -- Real Time Risk Systems
17. Kai-Ming Lee (1994) -- University of Hong Kong
18.
Hoi-Kwong Lo (1994) -- University of Toronto
19.
Piljin Yi (1994) -- Korean Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
20. Patrick McGraw (1996) -- University of Toronto
21. Kent Bradford(1997) -- The Aerospace Corporation
22. Daniel Gottesman (1997) -- Perimeter Institute
23. Anton Kapustin (1997) -- California Institute of Technology
24. Jaemo Park (1997) -- Pohang University of Science and Technology
25. Eric Westphal (1998) -- Koch Industries, Inc.
26. Dave Beckman (2004) -- Toyon Research Corporation
27. Bob Gingrich (2001) Western Asset Management
28. Andrew Landahl (2002) Sandia National Laboratories
29. Eugene Pivovarov (2002) -- Rice University

30. Federico Spedalieri (2003) UCLA

31. Sumit Daftuar (2003) Goldman Sachs

32. John Cortese (2003) Lincoln Laboratory
33. Charlene Ahn (2004) Toyon Research Corporation
34. Jim Harrington (2004) HRL Laboratories

35. Carlos Mochon (2005) DE Shaw & Co
36.
Anura Abeyesinghe (2006) UCLA Anderson School of Management
37. Graeme Smith (2006) IBM Research

38. Ben Toner (2006) BQP Solutions
39. Panos Aliferis (2007) IBM Research
40. Parsa Bonderson (2007) Microsoft Station Q

41. Mike Zwolak (2007) Oregon State University

42. Kovid Goyal (2009) Calibre ebook management

43. Greg Ver Steeg (2009) Information Sciences Institute, USC

44. Hui Khoon Ng (2010) DSO National Laboratories, Singapore
45. Ersen Bilgin (2011) Goldman Sachs
46. Prabha Mandayam (2011) Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
47. Peter Brooks (2013) HRL Laboratories
48. Jeongwan Haah (2013) MIT
49. Isaac Kim (2013) Perimeter Institute

Current graduate students:

Michael Beverland
Alex Kubica
Shaun Maguire
Sujeet Shukla
Nicole Yunger Halpern

Former undergraduate research students
(and where they went to graduate school):

Devabhaktuni Srikrishna (1996) -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amalavoyal Chari (1996) -- Harvard University
Jarah Evslin (1997) -- University of California at Berkeley
Sham Kakade (1997) -- University College London
Eric Dennis (1998) -- University of California at Santa Barbara
Walt Ogburn (1999) -- Stanford University
Joe Renes (1999) -- University of New Mexico

Andrew Childs(2000) -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keshav Dani (2000) -- University of California at Berkeley
Brian Watkins (2001) -- University of California at Berkeley
Paul McFadden (2002) -- Cambridge University
Chenyang Wang (2002) -- Stanford University

Nathan Wozny (2003) Princeton University
Liang Jiang (2004) Harvard University
Sam Thomsen (2004) University of Pittsburgh

Alex McCauley (2006) MIT

Yingkai Ouyang (2007) University of Waterloo
Liang Zheng Tan (2008) University of California at Berkeley

John Schulman (2010) University of California at Berkeley
Gabriel Mendoza (2011) University of Bristol
Kurt Litsch (2011) Google

John Napp (2014) -- MIT

Scientific ancestry:

My advisor was Steve Weinberg , whose advisor was Sam Treiman,whose advisors were John Simpson (officially) and Enrico Fermi (unofficially).
See the Genealogy of theoretical physicists in Wikipedia.

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preskill@theory.caltech.edu