Computational quantum physics, quantum computing, optomechanical systems, superconducting circuit devices, analogue gravitational physics, quantum optics, and scientific visualization.
- 2005-2010 - Ph.D. Physics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire USA.
Dissertation Topic: “Quantum Dynamics of Nonlinear Cavity Systems”
Advisor: Miles P. Blencowe
- 2002-2005 - B.S. Physics, Utah State University, Logan, Utah USA.
Graduated cum laude: 3.77/4.0
2018-Present - Research Staff Member, IBM, Yorktown Heights USA.
2015-2017 - Staff Physicist IV, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aurora, Colorado USA.
2012-2015 - Assistant Professor, Korea University Department of Physics, Seoul, South Korea.
2011-2012 - JSPS Foreign Postdoctoral Fellow, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama Japan.
2010-2012 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, Michigan USA.
2010-2011 - Visiting Researcher, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama Japan
2005-2010 - Graduate Student, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire USA.
2009 - Visiting Researcher, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Atsugi, Kanagawa Japan.
2004-2005 - Science Specialist, Dugway Proving Grounds, U.S. Army, Dugway, Utah USA.
2020 - Outstanding Research Accomplishment, “IBM Quantum Cloud Applications and Services”, IBM.
2020 - Outstanding Research Accomplishment, “Quantum Education with Qiskit”, IBM.
2019 - Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, “Qiskit and IBM Q Experience Ecosystem”, IBM.
2019 - Corporate Technical Award, “IBM Q 20-qubit system development and deployment”, IBM.
2014 - Outstanding Teaching Award, (Computational Physics), Korea University.
2012 - Outstanding Teaching Award, (Introductory Physics), Korea University.
2011-2012 - JSPS Foreign Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.
2009-2010 - Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education.
2009 - East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship, NSF / JSPS.
2005-2006 - GAANN Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education.
2005 - Best undergraduate science poster presentation, Utah State University.
- Challenges and Opportunities of Near-Term Quantum Computing Systems
Antonio D. Córcoles, Abihinav Kandala, Ali Javadi-Abhari, Douglas T. McClure, Andrew W. Cross, Kristan Temme, Paul D. Nation, Matthais Steffen, and Jay M. Gambetta
- Validating quantum computers using randomized model circuits
Andrew W. Cross, Lev S. Bishop, Sarah Sheldon, Paul D. Nation, and Jay M. Gambetta
- Ultrastrong optomechanics incorporating the dynamical Casimir effect
P. D. Nation, J. Suh, and M. P. Blencowe
- Steady-state solution methods for open quantum optical systems
P. D. Nation
- Iterative solutions to the steady-state density matrix for optomechanical systems
P. D. Nation, J. R. Johansson, M. P. Blencowe, and A. J. Rimberg
- A cavity-Cooper pair transistor scheme for investigating quantum optomechanics in the ultra-strong coupling regime
A.J. Rimberg, M. P. Blencowe, A. D. Armour, and P. D. Nation
- Nonclassical mechanical states in an optomechanical micromaser analog
P. D. Nation
- QuTiP 2: A Python framework for the dynamics of open quantum systems
J.R. Johansson, P. D. Nation, and F. Nori
- Non-equilibrium Landauer Transport Model for Hawking Radiation from a Black Hole
P. D. Nation, M. P. Blencowe, and F. Nori
- QuTiP: An open-source Python framework for the dynamics of open quantum systems
J.R. Johansson, P. D. Nation, and F. Nori
- Stimulating uncertainty: Amplifying the quantum vacuum with superconducting circuits
P. D. Nation, J. R. Johansson, M. P. Blencowe, and F. Nori
- The trilinear Hamiltonian: a zero dimensional model of Hawking radiation from a quantized source
P. D. Nation and M. P. Blencowe
- Analogue Hawking Radiation in a dc-SQUID Array Transmission Line
P. D. Nation, M. P. Blencowe, A. J. Rimberg, and E. Buks
- Quantum analysis of a nonlinear microwave- cavity embedded dc-SQUID displacement detector
P. D. Nation, M. P. Blencowe, and E. Buks
- Modeling biological fluorescence emission spectra using Lorentz line shapes and nonlinear optimization
P. D. Nation, A. Q. Howard, and L. J. Webb
- 2020-Present - Kaleidoscope
Interactive visualizations for quantum computation.
- 2018-Present - Qiskit
Open-source framework for leveraging noisy quantum computers in research, education, and business. Focus on user-facing functionality, visualizations, and performant numerical methods.
- 2010-2017 - QuTiP: Quantum Toolbox in Python
Open-source framework for solving the dynamics of open quantum systems. Includes Monte-Carlo and master equation algorithms, supporting arbitrary time-dependent Hamiltonians and Louvillians. Supports multiprocessing and Cython based just-in-time (JIT) programming for compiled execution of time-dependent Hamiltonians. In collaboration with Dr. Robert J. Johansson.
- 2014-2015 - SciPy
Author of Reverse Cuthill-McKee, Maximum Bipartite Matching, and Structural Rank sparse matrix algorithms in the scipy.sparse.csgraph module.
2014 - co-Chair, Relativistic Quantum Information North, Seoul, South Korea
November 2019 - Progress Toward Quantum Advantage at IBM, IEEE, Westminster CO, USA.
June 2019 - Quantum Computing at IBM, Federated Computing Research Conference, Phoenix AZ USA.
April 2019 - Compiling Quantum Circuits for NISQ Processors, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul Korea.
June 2018 - Quantum Compunting @ IBM, International Super Computing (ISC) 2018, Frankfurt Germany.
July 2014 - Quantum Vacuum Amplification, ”Open KIAS” School on Quantum Information Science, Seoul Korea.
June 2014 - Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics: Quantum Optics on a Chip, 3rd School of Mesoscopic Physics, Buyeo Korea.
August 2013 - Nonclassical Mechanical States in an Optomechanical Micromaser Analogue, Nonlinear Dynamics at the Nanoscale, Pohang Korea.
November 2012 - The Superconducting Circuit Warm Up for Fundamental Physics, 25th Workshop on Nanoscale and Mesoscopic Systems, Pohang Korea.
February 2012 - Photon Production from the Quantum Vacuum, 6th Winter School on Quantum Information Science, Huisun Taiwan.
September 2010 - Hawking Radiation as a 1D Quantum Channel, Quantum Science of Strongly Correlated Systems (QS2C) Theory Forum, RIKEN, Wako-shi Japan.
- 2012-2015 - Lecturer, Department of Physics, Korea University
2014-2015: PHYS-461: Computational Physics
2013-2014: PHYS-506: Graduate Quantum Mechanics II
2013-2015: PHYS-505: Graduate Quantum Mechanics
2013: PHYS-721: Special Topics in Solid State Physics
2013: PHYS-183: Physics for Life Scientists
2012-2014: PHYS-152: Introductory Physics II