Physicist, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology 2006 – present. Research in quantum information and quantum optics.
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology: September 2004 – 20006. Research in quantum information and quantum optics.
Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame: September 1999 - 2004. I led undergraduate laboratories and discussion sections. I also made a complete revision of the undergraduate laboratory manual.
Teaching Assistant, Boston College: September 1997 - May 1999. Duties include undergraduate laboratory instructor and discussion section leader.
University of Evansville Undergraduate Research Grant: May 1996 - May 1997. Research in historical foundations of quantum theory.
University of Notre Dame, Ph.D. in Physics with thesis Optical Implementations of Quantum Computers, Focusing On Linear Optics And Coherent State Implementations (advisors: Prof. John LoSecco and Prof. Carol Tanner), 2004.
Boston College, M.S., Physics, 1999.
University of Evansville, B.S., Physics, summa cum laude, 1997.
I am a physicist researching quantum information theory. My current research interests include:
- Statistical analysis of quantum experiments, such as quantum tomography, hypothesis tests of local realism, and secure randomness extraction
- Quantum optics theory, linear optics, Gaussian quantum states
- Optical quantum information processing
- Foundations of quantum mechanics
I have ongoing collaborations with the quantum optics group of Sae Woo Nam, NIST-Boulder's ion storage group, and the ultra-cold atom group of Trey Porto and William Phillips.
I work on the Joint Quantum State and Measurement Tomography software project at https://github.com/usnistgov/state_meas_tomo. This software performs simultaneous quantum state and measurement tomography, as described in " Joint Quantum State and Measurement Tomography with Incomplete Measurements" arXiv:1803.08245 [quant-ph].
I wrote a fun post for the NIST blog: "Local Realism, Bell's Inequality, and T-Shirts: An Entangled Tale".
Department of Commerce Gold Medal 2016 awarded to the team that performed one of the first loophole-free tests of local realism.
Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for Quantum Foundations 2015 for "A Strong Loophole-Free Test Of Local Realism".
Information Technology Laboratory Outstanding Contribution Award 2015 for development and application of quantum tomography tools.
Information Technology Laboratory Outstanding Journal Paper Award 2014 for "Efficient Quantification Of Experimental Evidence Against Local Realism".
Boston College Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award 1999.