Quantum computing promises exponential speed-up for certain computational problemsâ€”at least in theory. Recently, physics labs around the world have began constructing near-term intermediate-scale quantum computers composed of tens of noisy qubits. One such lab can be found at Rigetti Computing in Berkeley, California where I work writing software like pyQuil to explore and develop algorithms on these machines.

Prior to joining Rigetti, I worked with Vijay Pande at Stanford to study protein dynamics with computation and machine learning. and developed scientific computing tools like MSMBuilder and MDTraj for analysis of molecular dynamics data.