Recent Posts

First Paper!

September 18, 2016

Last week, my advisor and I released our first paper together. It also happens to be the first I have ever written. The work, “Behavior of the Maximum Likelihood in Quantum State Tomography”, is available on the arXiv. The paper source file, as we...

Last Frontiers in Quantum Information Science Workshop

July 04, 2016

It’s been a while since I have last written, hasn’t it? Part of the reason is I attended the “Last Frontiers in Quantum Information Science” (LFQIS) workshop in Juneau, Alaska, last month, and was busy doing research and writing my talk. I took so...

Marking Time: My Grad School Workload

May 27, 2016

Going into graduate school, I didn’t really have a good sense of how much time grad students spend “working”. One would suspect it has to be quite a bit, if only because the stereotype of “in the lab or office from sunup to well past sundown” is ...

Three Questions

May 08, 2016

When I first started out in grad school, my schedule was often dictated by the classes I was taking or TA-ing, and it wasn’t too difficult to know what needed to be done. Between atttending my classes, doing homework, teaching labs/courses, gradin...

Why I Do Research

April 28, 2016

As mentioned in an earlier post, the idea of doing research has appealed to me from a young age. Anybody doing their PhD, or working in an academic capacity, has an answer to “So, why do you do research?”. For me, some reasons include:

2016 SQuInT Workshop

February 29, 2016

Been a while, hasn’t it? These past couple of months have found me busy with research and whatnot, hence a lack of writing.

2015 in Review

December 28, 2015

With the end of the year upon us, I wanted to take a little bit of time and look back. Overall, 2015 was a good one, with a lot of growth and learning taking place.

On Heart

November 26, 2015

During middle and high school, I participated on my school’s cross-country team. It was not an intentional act on my part - after one PE session when we had to do some running, the teacher suggested I talk to the cross country coach about joining....

Tips for Ten Minute Talks

November 01, 2015

It has been a busy month! After going to the Frontiers in Quantum Information and Computer Science workshop, I took off for the American Physics Society Four Corners Meeting in Tempe. The meeting brought together graduates, undergraduates, and fac...