First time founder
I lead a quantum computing research group in the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. Our research is on the theoretical (read software) side of quantum computing and is broadly in the area of algorithms and crypto. I'm currently a National Research Foundation Fellow and in 2016 was named to the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia list.
I lived the first 23 years of my life in Ireland, which I still think of as home, but have spent 5 years in the UK and now 7 in Singapore. Although my undergrad is in physics, I began learning to program when I was 7 on a Commodore 64, and haven't stopped since.
I got in to quantum computing because I wanted to be part of the next revolution in computing. After 13 years in the field, things are really starting to happen.
Nature isn't classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of nature, you'd better make it quantum mechanical, and by golly it's a wonderful problem, because it doesn't look so easy. - Richard Feynman
Centre for Quantum Technologies
November 2010 - Today
I started in CQT as a senior research fellow before later becoming a research assistant professor and then PI. I now lead a large research group focused on quantum computing theory.
Singapore University of Technology and Design
June 2013 - Today
I hold a tenure track faculty position at SUTD where many of my group members are based.
Junior Research Fellow
October 2007 - September 2010
2005 - 2007
University College Dublin
BSc in Theoretical Physics
2000 - 2004