John Stockton

Hertz Fellow: John Stockton

California Institute of Technology

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

2000 - 2005

John Stockton, Ph.D., is co-founder of Quantifind and Entanglement Technologies. Quantifind builds a machine learning platform for discovering signals within massive unstructured data to help companies explain and drive revenue movements. Entanglement Technologies builds ultra-sensitive vapor sensors for applications in air quality testing and resource finding using technology originating in experimental quantum physics. 

He received his doctorate in physics from Caltech and performed both undergraduate and postdoctoral research at Stanford. John's academic work focused on experimental and theoretical metrology using quantum noise-limited systems. His expertise sits at the cross-section of Bayesian inference, stochastic signal processing, control theory, information retrieval, and predictive analytics.



2006 - Continuous quantum measurement of cold alkali-atom spins.


2012 - Peter Strauss Award
Dr. John Stockton founded two companies after joining Stanford as a post doc in 2007. The first company, Entanglement Technologies, designs ultra-sensitive vapor detection using new and cutting edge technology with a variety of customers, including the Department of Defense. Entanglement Technologies received a Shell Corporation Game Changer Award in 2010. John's second company, Quantifind, is an algorithmic software-based analytical services company, serving consumer products manufacturers, scientific publishers, movie studios, and game makers. One partnership is with Elsevier to provide the first paid app for the exploration of Elsevier's massive scientific database. John serves as Chief Scientist, with twenty-one employees. John is a 2000 Hertz Fellow.