## Meet the Phi Team

## Our PHI Lab Team

## Robert L. Byer

## Distinguished Scientist

## Thibault Chervy

## Research Scientist, Ph.D., University of Strasbourg

My main research interest is at the interface between optics and complex materials. By confining photons inside correlated and topological media, we aim at realizing emergent phases of light, such as bosonic fractional quantum Hall effects and quantum spin liquids. Conversely, we explore how complex phases of matter can be transformed by engineering their electromagnetic environment.

## Amanda Davidovich

## Administrative Assistant

## Michael D. Fraser

## Senior Research Scientist, Ph.D., The Australian National University

## Adil Gangat

## Senior Research Scientist, Ph.D., The University of Queensland

My research interests are along the lines of quantum information theory and condensed matter theory. I am currently working on applying computational tensor network methods to understand the phase transitions in a particular spin lattice model.

## Ryan Hamerly

## Senior Research Scientist, Ph.D., Stanford University

## Yoshitaka Inui

## Research Scientist, Ph.D., Kyoto University

## Marc Jankowski

## Research Scientist, Ph.D., Stanford University

## Satoshi Kako

## Senior Research Scientist, Ph.D., University of Tokyo

## Gautam Reddy Nallamala

## Research Scientist, Ph.D., University of California San Diego

I work at the intersection of physics, quantitative biology and machine learning. In particular, I’m interested in developing algorithmic approaches to animal behavior, with the goal of understanding the strategies that animals employ to perform tasks necessary for survival. Ideas from sequential optimization and reinforcement learning form the backbone of my work. At PHI lab, I’m interested in understanding how neural representations of the world are leveraged to solve complex spatial and abstract tasks.

## Edwin Ng

## Research Scientist, Ph.D., Stanford University

What technological roles will photonics occupy on the path towards scalable quantum engineering? At the device level, how do single-photon nonlinearities and ultrafast dynamics enable novel quantum mechanisms? Architecturally, do optical neuromorphic networks represent a new paradigm for coherent information processing? At PHI Lab, I am working on developing theoretical models and experimental techniques to understand and control the physics of high-dimensional photonic systems operating at the quantum limit.