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Quantum Computing Applications Researcher
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  American Physical Society (APS)  |  IEEE Computer Society  |  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


I work as a Quantum Computing Applications Researcher at IBM Quantum. In this role, I collaborate with quantum computing startups to drive research projects looking at possible near-term applications of quantum computers, as well as tools for improving performance. Prior to joining IBM Quantum, I received my Physics PhD from the University of New Mexico in September 2018, where I worked with Robin Blume-Kohout on the topics of quantum characterization, validation, and verification. In 2012, I received a BS in Physics from the California Institute of Technology. In addition, I am an advisory board member to the Unitary Fund, a non-profit working to create a quantum technology ecosystem that benefits the most people.