I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Physics at Bucknell University. My research interests are quantum computing and quantum information. My research is mostly theoretical although in the past I have conducted experimental demonstrations of quantum computing.
I received a BSc(Hons) degree in Physics from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa in 1988 and a PhD in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 under the supervision of Prof. Cécile DeWitt-Morette. In 1998 I joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, where I carried out theoretical and experimental research in the field of quantum computation. I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University from August 2000 to July 2003.