I study all areas of quantum information, especially algorithms, complexity, and post-quantum cryptography. My interests include simulating chemistry and particle physics on quantum computers, applying methods from physics and topology to computer science, and investigating alternative models of quantum computation, such as the adiabatic, permutational, and one-clean-qubit models.
I have been at NIST since April 2011. From 2014 I have also been a fellow of the joint center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) at the University of Maryland. From 2008-2011 I was a postdoc in John Preskill's group at Caltech's Institute for Quantum Information. I spent the Summer of 2008 as a visiting scientist at RIKEN's Digital Materials Laboratory. My Ph.D. advisor was Eddie Farhi in MIT's Center for Theoretical Physics.
I maintain the quantum algorithm zoo, a comprehensive list of quantum algorithms.
Applied and Computational Mathematics Division
Ph.D. in physics 2008 MIT
B.S. in physics 2003 Penn State