Daniel Gottesman is a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He does research in the field of quantum computation, particularly quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum complexity, and quantum cryptography. Gottesman is best known for developing the stabilizer code formalism for creating and describing a large class of quantum error-correcting codes and for work on performing quantum gates using quantum teleportation. He is a CIFAR Senior Fellow in the Quantum Information Science program and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He received his Ph.D. from Caltech and had postdoctoral positions at Los Alamos National Lab and Microsoft Research. Gottesman served in the UC Berkeley Computer Science department as a Long-Term CMI Prize Fellow with the Clay Mathematics Institute.