I am currently a Research Staff Member in the IBM Quantum team at the T. J. Watson research lab in Yorktown Heights New York. I work mainly in the area of software development, with a focus on numerical methods and scientific visualization techniques. I also explore hardware benchmarking and verification, and occasionally help on the ecosystem building side of things through the IBM Q Network.
I have been working in the area of numerical quantum optics for over a decade, starting with the creation of QuTiP: Quantum Toolbox in Python in 2010 up to the present with the IBM Qiskit framework. I received my PhD in 2010 from the Dartmouth College Department of Physics and Astronomy under Miles Blencowe. In addition to numerical methods in quantum optics I have also explored quantum nanomechanical systems, optomechanical system in the quantum regime, analogue gravitational physics, and transport models for Hawking radiation. Prior to joining IBM, I was a Staff Physicist at Northrop Grumman, an Assistant Professor at Korea University, and a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Franco Nori at RIKEN just outside of Tokyo.