After completing my Ph. D. at MIT, I joined Ana Maria Rey’s group in September 2014. I spent part of my Ph.D. working on developing Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods to study dipolar bosonic mixtures in optical lattices. Additionally I developed models for anomalous heating in ion traps, studied the universality of three-body bound states in a mass imbalanced systems, and used three-body bound states to engineer novel many-body Hamiltonians in optical lattices.
I am interested in using ultra-cold atoms or trapped ion systems to simulate condensed matter models and understand exotic quantum phases of matter. To this end I develop tools, such as QMC algorithms, to characterize the equilibrium behavior and non-equilibrium dynamics of the realized systems.