Stuart Hadfield
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 |

## About MeI received my Ph.D. in 2018 from the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, working in theoretical computer science. My advisors were Joseph F. Traub, Alfred V. Aho, and Anargyros Papageorgiou. Previously, I 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 have started a new position with the NASA Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) as of Spring 2018. ## Research InterestsI study quantum computation, 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. ## Teaching## ResearcharXiv preprint (2018)PhD Dissertation, Dept. of Computer Science, Columbia University (2018)New Journal of Physics, 20, no. 4 (2018): 043003.arXiv preprint (2017)Physical Review A, 97, no. 2 (2018): 022304. (arXiv preprint)Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Post Moore's Era Supercomputing (PMES17), pp. 15-21. ACM, 2017. Quantum Information & Computation, 16, no. 3&4 (2016): 197-236. (arXiv preprint)Quantum Information Processing, 14, no. 4 (2015): 1151-1178. (arXiv preprint)Honours Thesis, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Australia (2008) ## LinksGoogle scholar, Arxiv, Research Gate, Publons, Linked In, Twitter(In a past life I was a rock star) |