Catherine C. McGeoch

I am the Beitzel Professor of Technology and Society at Amherst College.

I am chair of the Computer Science Department.

I am Benchmarking Team Lead at D-Wave Systems Inc. of Burnaby, BC, CA.

My research interests are in algorithms and heuristics for NP-Hard problems; experimental algorithmics, including methodology, statistics, and data analysis; and lately, experimental analysis of quantum annealers and adiabatic quantum systems.

In SPRING Semester 2014:

Starting in May 2014 I will take a leave of absence from Amherst College to work full time for D-Wave. I am excited to be a part of this very interesting and rapidly-moving area, but I know I will miss my friends and colleagues at Amherst and beyond. Let's keep in touch.

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Contact Information

        Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
        Amherst College, Box 2239
        Amherst MA 01002-5000

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