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  • Maureece Levin

    Maureece Levin

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Archaeology

    BioMaureece Levin is an archaeologist and paleoethnobotanist with interests in prehistoric and historic food production systems, historical ecology, and social change. Her research methods focus on phytolith and plant macroremain analysis, especially concerning the application of phytoliths to interpretation of the archaeological record. She completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Oregon in 2015. In her dissertation, entitled “Food Production, Environment, and Culture in the Tropical Pacific: Evidence for Prehistoric and Historic Plant Cultivation in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia,” she uses archaeological landscape survey, along with ancient and modern botanical data, to examine managed agroforests in the Pacific. At the Stanford Archaeology Center, she is working primarily on projects in China and in Micronesia, while continuing to use phytolith, plant macroremain, and starch analysis to study ancient plant cultivation systems.

  • Staci Lewis

    Staci Lewis

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStaci is interested in the impacts of land-use change on coral reef ecosystem services, and the transformation of governance regimes towards adaptive management of marine and coastal resources. Her work is based in the Republic of Palau, an island nation in Micronesia, where she is studying the emergence of watershed management and the sedimentation impacts on coral reefs in two watershed systems that have experienced modern increase in land development.

  • Aitor Lewkowycz

    Aitor Lewkowycz

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Physics

    BioOriginally from Spain, he was part of the Perimeter Scholars International’s master’s program at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton University under the supervision of Juan Maldacena. His research is based in entanglement entropy in holographic systems, with the particular motivation of understanding the structure of the Hilbert space in quantum gravity.

  • Chuan Li

    Chuan Li

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

    BioChuan Li is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dmitri Lab (2017-now). Her research interests include epistasis and speciation. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a dual degree in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2017. During her Ph.D. at Dr. Jianzhi Zhang’s lab, she worked in quantifying intergenic and intragenic epistasis at a large scale with both experimental and computational approaches using yeast as the model system. She published a highly influential paper on the empirical determination of the fitness landscape of the tRNA gene. In the Petrov lab, she studies the interaction between protein interfaces and antagonistic pleiotropy. She uses a high throughput Bar-seq methodology to systematically quantify intergenic epistasis between two interacting partners, GAL3 and GAL80, in a well-studied gene regulatory pathway metabolizing galactose in yeast, which will allow estimation of the ruggedness of fitness landscape and provide ample and in-depth information on these interaction interfaces.

  • Peng Li

    Peng Li

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Applied Physics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe rapid development of current key technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data rely mainly on the invention and advancement of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) transistor technology. Moore’s law has predicted the doubling of the number of transistors on an integrated circuit every two years since 1959. However, conventional transistor scaling has run up against fundamental limits today. Thus, substantial exploration and innovation in identifying future computing paradigms are required.

    Collective state switching is a promising method to realize devices that surpass CMOS. A collective state switch operates by reversing the order parameter of a material, such as spin. Spin-based (spintronic) devices have the potential for fast and low-power read/write operations, which are considered important requirements for future computer systems.
    A new direction in spintronic devices is the use of topological quantum properties. Quantum materials host exotic physical properties spanning from non-trivial insulating to superconducting states. By interfacing quantum materials with novel magnetic materials, I am studying novel electronic devices with ultra-low energy, high-density, non-volatility as fundamental building blocks for conventional and novel computing architectures, such as in-memory computing and neuromorphic computing.

    My research spectrum include three related directions:

    -Studying Quantum Effects in Emergent Materials
    -Identifying Quantum Materials and Heterostructures
    -Building Spintronic Computing and Memory Devices.