I am a Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California. I have joint appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Computer Science at USC. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech.
My research area is quantum theory, with particular focus on quantum computers and quantum information. I have worked on decoherence, quantum error correction and error-correcting codes, quantum walks, weak and continuous quantum measurements and quantum trajectories, as well as many other problems in quantum mechanics.
I teach classes in Electrical and Computer Engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate level. I also teach a General Education Seminar for freshmen, GESM-161g “The Perils of Prediction.”