I am a research associate working on Quantum Optimal Control (QOC) in the Robotics Exploration Lab at Carnegie Mellon University; I jointly work with the Schuster Lab at Stanford University, testing QOC methods on superconducting quantum devices.
I have a dual B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Syracuse University in 2020, where my research focused on lattice quantum gravity. See my website for more about my interests.
I spend my free time reading, climbing, cooking, and attempting to teach myself Italian. My favorite book is Don Quixote.
We are introducing Piccolo.jl, an integrated quantum optimal control stack. In our recent paper, "Direct Collocation for Quantum Optimal Control", we demonstrated -- in simulation and on hardware -- that our direct collocation based pulse optimization method (PICO) is a powerful alternative to existing quantum optimal control (QOC) methods. Piccolo.jl is designed to be a simple and powerful interface for utilizing this method for pulse optimization and hardware-in-the-loop control.