My interests include quantum computing, superstring theory, cosmology, space exploration, public communication of science, data science, and machine learning.


Current Responsibilities

Quantinuum (formerly Cambridge Quantum Computing), Scientific Lead of Business Development, 2017-2020; Senior Quantum Evangelist, 2021-present

Singularity University, Adjunct Faculty, 2016-present

Astronomers Without Borders, Board of Directors, 2018-present

Portland Quantum Computing Meetup, Host, 2020-2021

NEXUS Global Youth Summit, Futurism Lab Board of Advisors, 2017-present

Science Partnership Fund, Founder and Secretary, 2015-2019

BoldlyGo Institute, Board of Directors, 2016-2019

Stochastic Labs, Resident, 2016-2018

Fiat Physica, Founder and CEO, 2014-2017


Past Employment

Singularity University, Core Faculty, 2016-7

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014

APC Laboratoire, University of Paris 7 – Diderot, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-4

Institut Lagrange de Paris, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-4

Lorentz Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Leiden, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2008-11

Fermilab, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2004-8


Specialized Training

Metis Data Science Bootcamp, Spring 2016
Final Project: Topological Data Analysis



Columbia University, Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, 1999-2004
Thesis: “Brane Gas Cosmology in Superstring Theory,” supervised by Brian Greene

Duke University, B.S. in physics and mathematics with Honors, 1995-9
Thesis: “Two Black Hole Holography, Lensing and Intensity,” supervised by M. Ronen Plesser



Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. USA citizen. Currently resides in New York City.