## Biography

Dr. Tom Wong is an American physicist and computer scientist who investigates quantum algorithms, and he is best known for researching how quantum computers search for information in databases and networks. Tom is currently an associate professor of physics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also a Consultant with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) National Quantum Coordination Office (NQCO), after serving for nearly two years there as the Quantum Liaison, on detail from the Department of Energy.

Tom is the author of the textbook, Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing, whose only prerequisite is trigonometry. He is also the creator of Qubit Touchdown, a board game that teaches single-qubit gates with an American football theme. Tom is a former high school teacher; before graduate school, he was a math teacher at an inner-city high school.

Prior to joining Creighton, Tom was a postdoctoral researcher in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin under Dr. Scott Aaronson. Before that, he was a postdoctoral researcher in computer science at the University of Latvia under Dr. Andris Ambainis. Tom earned a PhD in theoretical physics from UC San Diego under Dr. David Meyer, and his dissertation was selected as the best thesis in the Division of Physical Sciences. Tom graduated from Santa Clara University, triple majoring in physics, computer science, and mathematics while minoring in urban education.

While in graduate school, Tom designed, built, and programmed a photo booth, which he turned into a successful business. While in undergrad, Tom interned for IBM for two years, where he created a system to manage test software for enterprise disk storage systems.

As an Eagle Scout, Tom enjoys backpacking and the outdoors. He also plays guitar, renovates homes, and enjoys open source software. He also serves on the editorial board of Quantum Information Processing, a quantum computing journal published by Springer Nature.

## Publications

### Textbook: Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing

As announced on Twitter, I wrote a FREE quantum computing textbook! It's based on an introductory quantum computing course that I've been teaching at Creighton University since 2018. From the beginning, I wrote all my lecture notes and homework problems in a textbook format. A link to the free PDF is below. By popular demand, relatively affordable print versions are also available on Amazon. For reviews of the textbook, click here and here.

- First Edition
- 400 Pages, 247 Exercises
- Fourth Printing
- Published October 28, 2023
- Free eBook (16 MB)
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- Third Printing
- Published May 1, 2022
- Second Printing
- Published February 27, 2022
- First Printing
- Published January 21, 2022
- Zeroth Edition (Preprint)
- 392 Pages, 239 Exercises
- Published January 5, 2022

*Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing* is for students who want to learn quantum computing beyond a conceptual level, but who lack advanced training in mathematics. The only prerequisite is trigonometry, and mathematics beyond that will be covered, including linear algebra. This book is suitable as a course textbook or for independent study.

The text begins with a significant overview of classical computing, from how they add numbers to their computational limits, and it mirrors many of the quantum computing topics that are covered later. Then, the investigation of quantum computing begins with a single qubit and quantum gates acting on it, first using geometry and elementary algebra, and later using linear algebra. Computer algebra systems are utilized, and code for both Mathematica and SageMath is included. After one qubit, multi-qubit systems are covered, including how quantum computers add numbers, universal gate sets, and error correction. After this, readers learn how to program quantum circuits on actual quantum processors using IBM Quantum Experience. Afterward, entanglement and quantum protocols are explored. Finally, quantum algorithms are examined, culminating in Shor's algorithm for factoring. Abundant use of the Quirk quantum simulator is used throughout. Finally, a short discussion of careers in quantum computing is provided, along with some possible technical topics to learn next.

### Qubit Touchdown: A Quantum Computing Board Game

I made a quantum computing board game!

Qubit Touchdown is an easy-to-learn, football-themed, two-player competitive game. Take turns moving the football across the field by playing action cards. Whoever scores the most touchdowns wins!

The game's mechanics come directly from quantum computing, but absolutely no knowledge of quantum computing is necessary to play. For the curious, a card on "The Physics of Qubit Touchdown" is included, making Qubit Touchdown a fun, approachable way to learn about quantum information science.

How to Get Qubit Touchdown:

- Make your own copy:
- Purchase a copy from The Game Crafter, a print-on-demand board game manufacturer in the United States.

### Quantum Information Science High School Frameworks

From 2021-2022, I was a part of two focus groups on incorporating quantum information science into high school physics and high school computer science courses. The focus groups were part of the National Q-12 Education Partnership and Q2Work, a NSF funded program. Together, we produced two frameworks for quantum education:### Popular Articles

- Quantum Computing: A Soccer Analogy,
*Medium*, April 2018 - The Physics of Avengers Endgame,
*Medium*, May 2019 - Is Time Travel Possible?,
*Creighton Magazine*, Summer 2019 - The Physics of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,
*Medium*, February 2023

### Research Papers

Year | No. | Title. Authors. Journal. |
---|---|---|

2021 | 39 |
Search by Lackadaisical Quantum Walk with Symmetry BreakingJ. Rapoza (Undergraduate) and T. G. Wong Physical Review A 104, 062211 (2021) | arXiv:2108.13856 |

2021 | 38 |
Implementing Quantum Gates Using Length-3 Dynamic Quantum WalksI. A. Adisa (Master's Student) and T. G. Wong Physical Review A 104, 042604 (2021) | arXiv:2108.01055 |

2021 | 37 |
Equivalent Laplacian and Adjacency Quantum Walks on Irregular GraphsT. G. Wong and J. Lockhart Physical Review A 104, 042221 (2021) | arXiv:2107.05580 |

2021 | 36 |
Simplifying Continuous-Time Quantum Walks on Dynamic GraphsR. Herrman and T. G. Wong Quantum Information Processing 21, 54 (2022) | arXiv:2106.06015 |

2020 | 35 |
Unstructured Search by Random and Quantum WalkT. G. Wong Quantum Information and Computation 22, 53 (2022) | arXiv:2011.14533 |

2020 | 34 |
Search on Vertex-Transitive Graphs by Lackadaisical Quantum WalkM. L. Rhodes (Undergraduate) and T. G. Wong Quantum Information Processing 19, 334 (2020) | arXiv:2002.11227 |

2019 | 33 |
Isolated Vertices in Continuous-Time Quantum Walks on Dynamic GraphsT. G. Wong Physical Review A 100, 062325 (2019) | arXiv:1908.00507 |

2019 | 32 |
Search by Lackadaisical Quantum Walk with Nonhomogeneous WeightsM. L. Rhodes (Undergraduate) and T. G. Wong Physical Review A 100, 042303 (2019) | arXiv:1905.05887 |

2018 | 31 |
Quantum Walk Search on the Complete Bipartite GraphM. L. Rhodes (Undergraduate) and T. G. Wong Physical Review A 99, 032301 (2019) | arXiv:1812.06079 |

2018 | 30 |
Optimal Quantum Walk Search on Kronecker Graphs with Dominant or Fixed Regular InitiatorsA. Glos (PhD Student) and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Physical Review A 98, 062334 (2018) | arXiv:1809.01249 |

2018 | 29 |
Quantum Walk Search on Kronecker GraphsT. G. Wong, K. Wünscher (Master's Student), J. Lockhart (PhD Student), and S. SeveriniPhysical Review A 98, 012338 (2018) | arXiv:1804.10560 |

2017 | 28 |
Faster Search by Lackadaisical Quantum WalkT. G. WongQuantum Information Processing 17, 68 (2018) | arXiv:1706.06939 |

2017 | 27 |
Coined Quantum Walks on Weighted GraphsT. G. WongJournal of Physics A 50, 475301 (2017) | arXiv:1703.10134 |

2016 | 26 |
Equivalence of Szegedy's and Coined Quantum WalksT. G. WongQuantum Information Processing 16, 215 (2017) | arXiv:1611.02238 |

2016 | 25 |
Exceptional Quantum Walk Search on the CycleT. G. Wong and R. A. M. SantosQuantum Information Processing 16, 154 (2017) | arXiv:1610.06075 |

2016 | 24 |
Stationary States in Quantum Walk SearchK. Prusis (Master's Student), J. Vihrovs (Master's Student), and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Physical Review A 94, 032334 (2016) | arXiv:1608.00136 |

2016 | 23 |
Oscillatory Localization of Quantum Walks Analyzed by Classical Electric CircuitsA. Ambainis, K. Prusis (Master's Student), J. Vihrovs (Master's Student), and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Physical Review A 94, 062324 (2016) | arXiv:1606.02136 |

2016 | 22 |
Engineering the Success of Quantum Walk Search Using Weighted GraphsT. G. Wong and P. PhilippPhysical Review A 94, 022304 (2016) | arXiv:1605.04862 |

2016 | 21 |
Irreconcilable Difference Between Quantum Walks and Adiabatic Quantum ComputingT. G. Wong and D. A. MeyerPhysical Review A 93, 062313 (2016) | arXiv:1603.05423 |

2016 | 20 |
Quantum Walk Search on Johnson GraphsT. G. WongJournal of Physics A 49, 195303 (2016) | arXiv:1601.04212 |

2015 | 19 |
Laplacian versus Adjacency Matrix in Quantum Walk SearchT. G. Wong, L. Tarrataca, and N. NahimovQuantum Information Processing 15, 4029 (2016) | arXiv:1512.05554 |

2015 | 18 |
Doubling the Success of Quantum Walk Search Using Internal-State MeasurementsK. Prusis (Master's Student), J. Vihrovs (Master's Student), and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Journal of Physics A 49, 455301 (2016) (In Collection: Highlights of 2016) | arXiv:1511.03865 |

2015 | 17 |
Quantum Walk on the Line through Potential BarriersT. G. WongQuantum Information Processing 15, 675 (2016) | arXiv:1509.07112 |

2015 | 16 |
Faster Quantum Walk Search on a Weighted GraphT. G. WongPhysical Review A 92, 032320 (2015) | arXiv:1507.07590 |

2015 | 15 |
Correcting for Potential Barriers in Quantum Walk SearchA. Ambainis and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Quantum Information and Computation 15, 1365 (2015) | arXiv:1505.02035 |

2015 | 14 |
Quantum Walk Search with Time-Reversal Symmetry BreakingT. G. WongJournal of Physics A 48, 405303 (2015) | arXiv:1504.07375 |

2015 | 13 |
Quantum Walk Search through Potential BarriersT. G. WongJournal of Physics A 49, 484002 (2016) (In Special Issue: Emerging Talents) | arXiv:1503.06605 |

2015 | 12 |
Completeness is Unnecessary for Fast Nonlinear Quantum SearchD. A. Meyer and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}arXiv:1502.06281 |

2015 | 11 |
Quantum Search with Multiple Walk Steps per Oracle QueryT. G. Wong and A. AmbainisPhysical Review A 92, 022338 (2015) | arXiv:1502.04792 |

2015 | 10 |
Grover Search with Lackadaisical Quantum WalksT. G. WongJournal of Physics A 48, 435304 (2015) | Corrigendum | arXiv:1502.04567 |

2015 | 9 |
Spatial Search by Continuous-Time Quantum Walk with Multiple Marked VerticesT. G. WongQuantum Information Processing 15, 1411 (2016) | arXiv:1501.07071 |

2014 | 8 |
Diagrammatic Approach to Quantum SearchT. G. WongQuantum Information Processing 14, 1767 (2015) | arXiv:1410.7201 |

2014 | 7 |
Connectivity is a Poor Indicator of Fast Quantum SearchD. A. Meyer and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Physical Review Letters 114, 110503 (2015) | arXiv:1409.5876 |

2014 | 6 |
Nonlinear Quantum Search (PhD Dissertation)T. G. WongUC San Diego (2014) | arXiv:1506.04388 |

2014 | 5 |
Global Symmetry is Unnecessary for Fast Quantum SearchJ. Janmark (Master's Student), D. A. Meyer, and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Physical Review Letters 112, 210502 (2014) | arXiv:1403.2228 |

2013 | 4 |
Quantum Search with General NonlinearitiesD. A. Meyer and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}Physical Review A 89, 012312 (2014) | arXiv:1310.7301 |

2013 | 3 |
Nonlinear Quantum Search Using the Gross-Pitaevskii EquationD. A. Meyer and T. G. Wong ^{ABC}New Journal of Physics 15, 063014 (2013) | arXiv:1303.0371 |

2011 | 2 |
Optimal Asset Allocation for Passive Investing with Capital Loss HarvestingD. N. Ostrov and T. G. WongApplied Mathematical Finance 18, 291 (2011) |

2009 | 1 |
Treatment of ion-atom collisions using a partial-wave expansion of the projectile wavefunctionT. G. Wong, M. Foster, J. Colgan, and D. H. MadisonEuropean Journal of Physics 30, 447-452 (2009) | LASS Student Paper (2007) |

## Presentations

Month/Year | Title. Event. Location. |
---|---|

June 2024 |
Introduction to Quantum Information Science (Four Invited Talks).QIST in the CSU Faculty Workshop (Webpage). San Marcos, CA |

May 2024 |
Quantum Error Correction: Why Building a Quantum Computer is Really, Really Hard, and not Ridiculously Hard (Invited Talk).USPTO Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (Webpage). Virtual |

May 2024 |
Introduction to Quantum Computing: From Qubits to Teleportation (Invited Talk).University of Nebraska Omaha "Physics and Pizza" Colloquium. Omaha, NE |

Feb. 2024 |
Introduction to Quantum Information Science and Technology (Invited Talk).U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Virtual |

Nov. 2023 |
The National Quantum Initiative (Invited Talk).Department of Homeland Security Quantum Community of Interest. Virtual |

Oct. 2023 |
Building National Quantum Initiatives (Invited Panel).Swissnex Quantum Summit (Webpage). Lausanne, Switzerland |

Aug. 2023 |
The National Quantum Initiative (Invited Talk).Department of Homeland Security Quantum Impacts Workshop. McLean, VA |

June 2023 |
My Career Journey in Quantum (Invited Talk).QCaMP Summer School for High School Teachers and Students. Virtual |

June 2023 |
Spatial Search by Quantum Walk (Invited Talk).Santa Clara University, Introductory Quantum Computing Course. Santa Clara, CA (Virtual) |

June 2023 |
From National Programs to International Engagement (Invited Panel).Optica Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition Show Floor Panel (Webpage). Denver, CO |

June 2023 |
Updates to the National Quantum Initiative (Invited Keynote).Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) Plenary Meeting. Denver, CO |

May 2023 |
Introduction to Quantum Computing: From Qubits to Teleportation (Invited Talk).USPTO Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (Webpage). Virtual |

Mar. 2023 |
My Career Journey in Quantum (Invited Talk).Qubit-by-Qubit, Introduction to Quantum Computing Course. Virtual |

Jan. 2023 |
Workforce Development in the National Quantum Initiative (Invited Talk).Workshop on Quantum Education For Quantum Workforce Development (Webpage). Arlington, VA |

Aug. 2022 |
Search by Lackadaisical Quantum Walk with Symmetry Breaking (Invited Talk, Video).Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics and Mathematical Physics. Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Montreal, Canada (Virtual) |

Aug. 2022 |
Teaching Quantum Computing: From Fast Facts to Full Courses (Invited Keynote, Video).IBM Quantum Educator Summit. Virtual |

Oct. 2021 |
A Quantum Computing Course at a Liberal Arts University (Talk).Workshop on Gaps in Postsecondary Quantum Education and Training. College Park, MD (Virtual) |

Sept. 2021 |
Quantum Information Science: A Global, National, and Local Perspective (Invited Talk, Highlights).Creighton University Physics Seminar. Omaha, NE (Virtual) |

Aug. 2021 |
Simplifying dynamic quantum walks for quantum gates (Invited Talk, Video).Workshop on Algebraic Graph Theory and Quantum Information. The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Virtual) |

Jul. 2021 |
Equivalent Laplacian and Adjacency Quantum Walks on Irregular Graphs (Invited Talk, Video).Algebraic Graph Theory Seminar. University of Waterloo (Virtual) |

Apr. 2021 |
Tutorial on Quantum Walks (Invited Tutorial Talk, Video).Sixth International Conference for Young Quantum Information Scientists (YQIS 6). Michigan State University (Virtual) |

Feb. 2021 |
Search on the Complete Graph by Lackadaisical Quantum Walk (Invited Talk, Video).University of Waterloo Course on Combinatorics and Quantum Walks. Waterloo, CA (Virtual) |

Oct. 2020 |
Quantum Search on Vertex-Transitive Graphs (Invited Talk).University of Nebraska Omaha Physics Gateway Course. Omaha, NE (Virtual) |

Mar. 2020 |
Isolated Vertices in Continuous-Time Quantum Walks on Dynamic Graphs (Talk, Video, Slides).American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting. Denver, CO (Virtual) |

Jan. 2020 |
Spatial Search using Lackadaisical Quantum Walks (Invited Talk, Video).9th International Conference on Quantum Simulation and Quantum Walks. Marseille, France |

Dec. 2019 |
Searching the Complete Bipartite Graph using Coined and Lackadaisical Quantum Walks (Invited Talk).Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting 2019. Toronto, Canada |

Oct. 2019 |
Introduction to Quantum Computing: From Qubits to Teleportation (Invited Talk).University of Nebraska Omaha Physics Gateway Course. Omaha, NE |

Feb. 2019 |
Quantum Walk Search on Kronecker Graphs (Poster).Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Workshop (SQuInT). Albuquerque, NM |

Feb. 2018 |
Faster Search by Lackadaisical Quantum Walk (Poster).Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Workshop (SQuInT). Santa Fe, NM |

Oct. 2017 |
Faster Search by Lackadaisical Quantum Walk (Invited Talk).Grinnell College Physics Seminar. Grinnell, Iowa |

June 2017 |
Degenerate Perturbation Theory as a Tool for Quantum Search (Invited Talk).Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM). Toronto, Canada |

Apr. 2017 |
Faster Search by Lackadaisical Quantum Walk (Poster).Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Spring Meeting. Dayton, OH |

Feb. 2017 |
Oscillatory Localization of Quantum Walks (Poster).Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Workshop (SQuInT). Baton Rouge, LA |

Jan. 2017 |
Irreconcilable Difference Between Quantum Walks and Adiabatic Quantum Computing (Poster).20th Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP 2017). Seattle, WA |

Dec. 2016 |
Challenges and Successes in Quantum Search on Graphs (Talk).UC San Diego, Department of Mathematics San Diego, CA |

Dec. 2016 |
An Open Problem in Quantum Walk Search (Talk).Sacred Heart University, Department of Computer Science Fairfield, CT |

Dec. 2016 |
Quantum Computing with Bose-Einstein Condensates and Effective Nonlinearities (Talk).Creighton University, Department of Physics Omaha, NE |

July 2016 |
Laplacian versus Adjacency Matrix in Quantum Walk Search (Talk).Half-Day Workshop on Theoretical Computer Science. Riga, Latvia |

Mar. 2016 |
An Irreconcilable Difference Between Quantum Walks and Adiabatic Quantum Computing (Poster).Aspen Winter Conference on Advances in Quantum Algorithms and Computation. Aspen, CO |

Feb. 2016 |
Quantum Walks through Potential Barriers (Talk).University of Latvia's 74th Annual Conference. Riga, Latvia |

Jan. 2016 |
Quantum Walks through Potential Barriers (Poster).19th Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP 2016). Banff, Canada |

Dec. 2015 |
Introduction to Quantum Algorithms, Grover Search and Quantum Walks, and Spatial Search by Quantum Walk (Three Invited Talks).Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). Daejeon, South Korea |

Sept. 2015 |
Grover Search with Lackadaisical Quantum Walks (Talk).QALGO Project Meeting. Riga, Latvia |

May 2015 |
Grover Search with Lackadaisical Quantum Walks (Talk).Latvian-Brazillian Informal Workshop. Riga, Latvia |

May 2015 |
On the Breakdown of Quantum Search with Spatially Distributed Marked Vertices (Poster).Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography (TQC 2015). Brussels, Belgium |

Mar. 2015 |
Quantum Search with Better-than-Quadratic Speedup over Classical Random Walk (Talk).NASA Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) Seminar. Mountain View, CA |

Feb. 2015 |
Quantum Computing with Bose-Einstein Condensates and Effective Nonlinearities (Talk).Santa Clara University Physics Colloquium. Santa Clara, CA |

Feb. 2015 |
Degenerate Perturbation Theory as a Tool for Quantum Search (Poster).Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Workshop (SQuInT). Berkeley, CA |

Feb. 2015 |
Connectivity is a Poor Indicator of Fast Quantum Search (Talk).University of Latvia's 73rd Annual Conference. Riga, Latvia |

Feb. 2015 |
Quantum Search with Better-than-Quadratic Speedup over Classical Random Walk (Talk).University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing. Riga, Latvia |

Feb. 2015 |
Quantum Search with Better-than-Quadratic Speedup over Classical Random Walk (Talk).University of Cambridge, Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations (CQIF) Group Meeting. Cambridge, UK |

Feb. 2015 |
Quantum Computing with Bose-Einstein Condensates and Effective Nonlinearities (Talk).University of Cambridge, Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations (CQIF) Seminar. Cambridge, UK |

Nov. 2014 |
Quantum Computing with Bose-Einstein Condensates and Effective Nonlinearities (Talk).University of Latvia, Quantum Physics Seminar. Riga, Latvia |

Oct. 2014 |
Degenerate Perturbation Theory as a Tool for Quantum Search (Talk).Estonian-Latvian Theory Days. Ratnieki, Latvia |

Sept. 2014 |
Quantum Computing with Bose-Einstein Condensates and Effective Nonlinearities (Talk).Rice University Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics Seminar. Houston, TX |

June 2014 |
Nonlinear Quantum Search (Talk).UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering. San Diego, CA |

Mar. 2014 |
Nonlinear Quantum Search (Poster).Aspen Winter Conference on Advances in Quantum Algorithms and Computation. Aspen, CO |

Feb. 2014 |
Nonlinear Quantum Search (Poster).Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Workshop (SQuInT). Santa Fe, NM |

Feb. 2013 |
Nonlinear Quantum Search (Talk).Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Workshop (SQuInT). Santa Barbara, CA |

Feb. 2011 |
Speeding up Grover's algorithm by evolving via the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. (Poster)Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Workshop (SQuInT). Boulder, CO |

Aug. 2007 |
Calculation of Differential Cross Sections for Proton-Helium Collisions Through the Use of High Peformance Computing (Poster).Los Alamos National Laboratories Student and Postdoc Symposium. Los Alamos, NM |

## Press Coverage and Interviews

Month/Year | Title. Source. |
---|---|

Mar. 2022 |
Podcast with Tom Wong, Quantum Information Scientist and AuthorThe Qubit Guy's Podcast |

Nov. 2021 |
Quantum Computing: History, Advancements, & Applications with Professor Tom WongDigital Innovator Podcast |

July 2021 |
Qubit Touchdown with Tom WongQuantum Computing Now Podcast |

Mar. 2021 |
Could Time Travel Ever Work?Gizmodo |

Feb. 2021 |
Tom Wong - Quantum ComputingThe Blunt Report Podcast | The Blunt Report YouTube |

Oct. 2019 |
Google and IBM Clash Over Milestone Quantum Computing ExperimentQuanta Magazine | The Atlantic |

Apr. 2019 |
A New Approach to Multiplication Opens the Door to Better Quantum ComputersQuanta Magazine |

Apr. 2017 |
Tunneling in quantum search: an Emerging Talents Lab Talk with Thomas WongJPhys+ Blog |

Sept. 2016 |
Meet the meQuanics - E19 - Dr. Tom Wong (UT Austin)YouTube: meQuanics E19 |

Sept. 2016 |
Ambainis's Gravitational Field (in Latvian)Ir Magazine (in Latvian) |

Sept. 2015 |
Boosting database performance for quantum computersLU Faculty of Computing Press Release |

Mar. 2015 |
Quantum Information Takes the Connectedness Out of SearchMotherboard |

Mar. 2015 |
Data structures influence speed of quantum search in unexpected waysUC San Diego Press Release | Phys.org |

May 2014 |
Some Quantum Computing to Go with Your Enterprise?IT Business Edge |

May 2014 |
Quantum Computing: Global Symmetry Not Required to Speed Up Quantum SearchInternational Business Times |

May 2014 |
New analysis eliminates a potential speed bump in quantum computingPhys.org | reddit |

July 2013 |
Our nonlinear quantum search results were included in Wikipedia Wikipedia: Grover's Algorithm |

June 2013 |
Quantum Computing May Make Big Data Unstructured Search Lightning Fast33rd Square |

June 2013 |
A quantum computing solution for unstructured searchKurzweil Accelerating Intelligence |

June 2013 |
New Scheme for Quantum ComputingUC San Diego Press Release | Phys.org | reddit |

## Teaching

### Courses at Creighton University (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Spring 2024- Physics 471 - Classical Mechanics
- Physics 497/791 - Physics Seminar
- Physics 595 - Special Topics: Quantum Computing

- On leave, serving (1) at 80% time as the Quantum Liaison at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) National Quantum Coordination Office, and (2) at 20% time as a Program Manager in Quantum Information Science at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Program.

- On leave at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences Qubit Collaboratory as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics (Blog)

- Physics 202 - General Physics for the Life Sciences II
- Physics 471 - Classical Mechanics
- Course Release

- Physics 201 - General Physics for the Life Sciences I
- Physics 595 - Special Topics: Quantum Computing
- Course Release

- Physics 202 - General Physics for the Life Sciences II
- Physics 471 - Classical Mechanics
- Physics 497/791 - Physics Seminar
- RSP 101 - Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life

- Physics 201 - General Physics for the Life Sciences I
- Physics 531 - Quantum Mechanics
- Physics 497/791 - Physics Seminar
- RSP 101 - Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life

- Physics 202 - General Physics for the Life Sciences II
- Physics 471 - Classical Mechanics
- Physics 497/791 - Physics Seminar

- Physics 201 - General Physics for the Life Sciences I
- Physics 531 - Quantum Mechanics
- Physics 595 - Special Topics: Quantum Computing

- Physics 202 - General Physics for the Life Sciences II
- Physics 202 - General Physics for the Life Sciences II
- Physics 471 - Classical Mechanics

- Physics 201 - General Physics for the Life Sciences I
- Physics 531 - Quantum Mechanics
- Course Release

### Courses at the University of San Diego (Adjunct Professor)

Spring 2014- Physics 270 - Introduction to Mechanics (for Majors) Lecture
- Physics 137 - Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism (for Non-Majors) Lecture

- Physics 136 - Introduction to Mechanics (for Non-Majors) Lecture
- Physics 136 - Introduction to Mechanics (for Non-Majors) Lecture
- Physics 136L - Introduction to Mechanics (for Non-Majors) Laboratory

- Physics 271L - Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism (for Non-Majors) Laboratory

### Courses at Downtown College Prep (High School Teacher)

- Period 1: Algebra 1
- Period 2: Algebra 1
- Period 3: Numeracy
- Period 4: Numeracy
- Period 5: Prep
- Period 6: Numeracy
- Advisory (45 minute freshman advising course, four days a week, for 16 Students)
- Two-week intercession course: Building computers
- Two-week intercession course: Soccer

## Contact

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