Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Senior Program Officer | Digital Public Infrastructure

Dr. Kanwaljit Singh

Dr. Kanwaljit Singh leads the Digital Public Infrastructure team’s efforts in the areas of digital identity, cybersecurity, and applications of emerging technologies to accelerate development outcomes.

Kanwal graduated from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry and joined the Components Research division at Intel Corporation where he led teams tasked with investigating advanced technologies in materials science, semiconductor fabrication, device integration and reliability. As a chair of multiple strategic research sectors, Kanwal was responsible for driving advanced technology research efforts over six generations of Moore’s law in industry, academia, and consortia-led engagements.

Kanwal was awarded Intel’s highest honor, the “Intel Achievement Award” for industry-defining impact. Kanwal also led Intel’s efforts in developing and scaling silicon-based quantum computing across multiple core research areas in physics, electronics, cryogenics, and computation. Kanwal has authored over 100+ patents and publications in organic chemistry, semiconductor devices and quantum computing.