Gregory T. Byrd is Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. His research is in the areas of parallel computer architecture and quantum computing. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in introductory programming, data structures, parallel architecture, and quantum computing. He received Outstanding Teaching Awards from both the ECE Department and the College of Engineering. He is a co-author of a graduate-level textbook, Principles of Superconducting Quantum Computers (2022). He received MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University.
Dr. Byrd is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the Computer Society. He served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors from 2015 to 2019, including terms as Secretary (2016), 2nd Vice President (2017), and 1st Vice President (2018). He was VP for Publications in 2017-18, and he has served in various roles on the Publications Board (2012-16, 2022). As VP, he represented the Computer Society on the IEEE TAB Periodicals Committee and the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board (PSPB). In 2015-16, he edited the Student Design Showcase column in IEEE Computer.
He currently serves as a CS representative to the IEEE Quantum Initiative and the Council on Superconductivity. He is the general chair of the 2022 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) and was the program chair in 2020-21. He has also been the general chair, program chair, and track chair for the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computer Design (ICCD).