About me

“Quantum complexity is subtle, ethereal, …, ghostly, and unfeelable.”
—Lenny Susskind

I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Theory Group at Stanford University, where I’m fortunate to be advised by Adam Bouland. Previously, I was an undergraduate in Physics and Mathematics with Computer Science at MIT. During the 2018-9 academic year I was a member of Michael Wolf’s group at TUM, where I was supported by a DAAD research grant, and in the spring of 2022 I was a visiting doctoral student with Matthias Christandl at QMATH in Copenhagen. I was a research intern at IBM Quantum in 2022 and Intel Labs in 2019. I am grateful to be supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

I am currently a long-term visitor at the Simons Institute for its program on Quantum Algorithms, Complexity, and Fault Tolerance.

Much of my research centers on the nexus of quantum complexity theory and near-term quantum computation. Of particular interest is how reasoning about how complexity classes up in the heavens (often called “structural complexity”) can say something about real experiments here on Earth. I am also animated by questions in quantum simulation and quantum learning theory.


Here is my curriculum vitae.

Selected papers

Complexity-theoretic foundations of BosonSampling with a linear number of modes. [arXiv, video of QIP talk]
With Adam Bouland, Daniel Brod, Bill Fefferman, Daniel Grier, Felipe Hernández, Michał Oszmaniec.
Contributed talk at Quantum Information Processing (QIP), 2024.

Going Beyond Gadgets: The Importance of Scalability for Analogue Quantum Simulators. [arXiv]
With Dylan Harley, Frederik Ravn Klausen, Andreas Bluhm, Daniel Stilck França, Albert Werner, Matthias Christandl.
Contributed talk at Quantum Information Processing (QIP), 2024.

Pseudo-dimension of quantum circuits. [arXiv, journal, video summary]
With Matthias C. Caro.
In Quantum Machine Intelligence, 2020.

Density of Saturated Nuclear Matter at Large Nc and Heavy Quark Mass Limits. [arXiv, journal]
With Prabal Adhikari, Thomas D. Cohen.
In Physical Review C, 2014.