EJ is an inventor, acrobat, and code optimisation specialist from San Francisco. He moved joined Bristol CQP in November 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Engineering.
With a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from U.C.Berkeley, he worked at NASA after university, and on computer games at LucasArts for about 20 years. When he's not in Bristol, EJ runs a tiny London-based software optimisation company. His passion for finding surprising uses for experimental hardware has led to some fun projects, including one for the UCSF Neurology Department featured on the cover of Nature
in 2013. He came to CQP with minimal formal quantum mechanics background, but with a hand-built quantum computation simulator and unlimited enthusiasm. The visual notation
he developed for his own quantum studies was used to teach this year's summer school students at Bristol.
EJ values surprise and whimsy above all other things. He's worked as a stunt man and currently as a flying trapeze instructor, and occasionally helps out with unusual technology
and superhero projects
for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.