Joe Fitzsimons

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Singapore, Singapore

Quantum computer scientist, currently PI at CQT, DPhil (Oxford), MIT TR35 Asia Honoree
Joe's Skills
Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
TCP/IP
Computer Networking
Applied Physics
Physics Simulation
Physics
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematical Modeling
Mathematical Programming
Mathematical Physics
Mathematica
Computational Complexity
Complexity Theory
Algorithms
Algorithm Development
Algorithm Analysis
Algorithm Design
Secure Communications
Secure Computing
Cryptography
Crypto
Linux
Matlab
Python
C++
C
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Information
Quantum Theory
Quantum Optics
Quantum Computing
Quantum
Programming
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

25-35

About Joe

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.

Quote

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

Work Experience

Principal Investigator

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.

Assistant Professor

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

Merton College

October 2007 - September 2010

Education

Oxford University

DPhil (doctorate)

2005 - 2007

University College Dublin

BSc in Theoretical Physics

2000 - 2004