Stuart Hadfield Ph.D. Candidate
Office: 451 Computer Science Building Office: 7LE5 Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR)
Address: 530 West 120th Street, NY NY 10027
Email: stuartah (at) cs (dot) columbia (dot) edu
Home Page: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~stuartah
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science
at Columbia University, working in theoretical computer science. My advisors are Joseph F. Traub,
Alfred V. Aho, and
received a master's degree in computer science from Columbia, an honours degree in theoretical physics from the University of Melbourne
(thesis completed on fault-tolerant quantum computation),
and a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia.
I have also worked in industry in both software and hardware engineering roles, specializing in embedded systems and performance optimization.
I am currently looking for employment/postdoctoral positions. Please contact me regarding any relevant opportunities.
algorithms, information, and complexity, with applications to problems in physics, chemistry, and engineering.
We seek computational problems and results elucidating where quantum computers have demonstrable advantages over classical algorithms.
I am further interested in the mathematical foundations of quantum physics and computation.
In particular, I am currently exploring the ability of quantum computers to provide practical and theoretical advantages for i) the simulation of physical systems and ii) approximately solving hard optimization problems.
Spring 2015: COMS W4281 - Introduction to Quantum Computing (CVN Teaching Assistant / Guest Lecturer)
Fall 2014: COMS W3251 - Computational Linear Algebra (Teaching Assistant)
Spring 2014: COMS W4281 - Introduction to Quantum Computing (Teaching Assistant)
Summer 2013: SCE N0219 - Programming in C (Instructor)
Academic Year 2008: Physics Undergraduate Laboratory (Lab Instructor)
On the Complexity of Hamiltonian Simulation (in preparation)