Bio


Stanford Physics PhD candidate in Tom Devereaux's lab. Quantum Resident @ X, the Moonshot Factory. Previously Research Fellow @ Wolfram Research, Research @ Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) under Michele Mosca, Research @ Yale Quantum Institute (YQI) under Liang Jiang. BS '17 Yale, Cum Laude in Intensive Physics, and Mathematics & Philosophy, with distinction in both majors.

Research Interests: Quantum Computing, Condensed Matter Theory, and Machine Learning

Honors & Awards


  • Cum Laude, Yale University (2017)
  • Howard L. Schultz Award, Department of Physics, Yale University (2017)
  • Honorable Mention, Goldwater Foundation (2016)
  • Richter Fellow, Yale University (2016)
  • Undergraduate Research Award, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (2016)
  • Silver Medal, International University Physics Competition (2015)
  • Tetelman Research Fellow, Yale University (2014)

Education & Certifications


  • B.S., Yale University, Intensive Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy (2017)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Quantum Computing, Condensed Matter Theory and Machine Learning.

All Publications


  • Quantum Hamiltonian-Based Models and the Variational Quantum Thermalizer Algorithm ArXiv Verdon, G., Marks, J., Nanda, S., Leichenauer, S., Hidary, J. 2019
  • Comparison of memory thresholds for planar qudit geometries New Journal of Physics Marks, J. A., Jochym-O'Connor, T., Gheorghiu, V. 2017; 19 (113001-119502)

    View details for DOI 10.1088/1367-2630/aa939a