William Hurley works at Strangeworks, a quantum computing software company. As Founder & CEO, he leads a team developing software for quantum computers, an emerging tool that has the potential to perform operations much faster than silicon-based computers. In a world crushed by an avalanche of data, quantum computers will provide a way to keep up. On fellowship in Germany and Japan, two countries emerging as leaders in the field, Hurley wants to develop mentoring relationships and spread his idea for Quantum.org, the educational resource he spearheads to help high school and college students make the transition from classical computing to quantum computing.


Strangeworks, Inc.


Founder & CEO

Areas of Interest

Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change
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Program Year



United States Program

Country of Origin

United States

Destination Country

Germany; Japan