ABOUT ME

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 am now excited to join the physics faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology from early 2019.

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

AWARDS

Presentation of the Young Scientist Prize at CCP2017 in Paris

EDUCATION

2005, B.Sc.

The University of Auckland

EMPLOYMENT

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+ - Assistant Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology