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I obtained my undergraduate degree in my home country of New Zealand, before I moved to Brisbane, Australia, to complete my doctoral degree. I then spent several years working as a postdoctoral scholar in California, before starting as an assistant Professor at  the University of Sherbrooke in late 2016. I moved to join the physics faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology in early 2019. From late 2022 onwards I have worked as a research scientist for Amazons Center for Quantum Computing in Pasadena, California.

I relish the sense of discovery that comes from undertaking new scientific research and am also an avid programmer. I greatly enjoy presenting my work in the form of talks, and partake in community outreach by performing science demonstrations for elementary school students.

Visiting Fellowship at Perimeter Institute

2017 - 2020

Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics

2017, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Sherman Fairchild Prize Postdoctoral Scholarship

2011 - 2014, California Institute of Technology

Dean's Award for Outstanding Thesis

2010, University of Queensland


Presentation of the Young Scientist Prize at CCP2017 in Paris


2005, B.Sc.

The University of Auckland


2011 - 2014, Sherman Fairchild Prize Postdoctoral Scholar, 

California Institute of Technology

2007, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Mathematics

The University of Auckland

2010, P.hD. in Theoretical Physics

The University of Queensland

Thesis: "Foundations and Applications of Entanglement Renormalization"

2014 - 2016, Assistant Project Scientist

University of California, Irvine

2016 - 2019 Assistant Professor

Université de Sherbrooke

2019 - 2022 Assistant Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology

2022 - current: Quantum Research Scientist

AWS Center for Quantum Computing

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