Daniel Lidar's research focuses on the control of quantum systems, with a particular emphasis on quantum information processing and computation. He holds the Viterbi Professorship in Engineering and is a professor of electrical engineering, chemistry, and physics and Astronomy at USC, where he has been since July 2005. He received a PhD in theoretical physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1997. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of Toronto as an assistant professor of theoretical chemistry with cross appointments in physics and mathematics and was promoted with tenure to the rank of associate professor in 2004.