Faculty, Assistant Professor

Joel Wallman

Joel Wallman obtained his BSc (Advanced) in Physics and Mathematics at The University of Sydney (Australia) in 2008 with Honours and was awarded the University Medal for outstanding academic achievement. Wallman completed his PhD in Physics from The University of Sydney (USYD) in 2013 with his thesis titled: Information, Observers, and Quantum Mechanics. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (USYD) and the Denison Merit award (USYD) for his outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential.

Wallman completed a postdoctoral research position in 2013 at USYD before moving to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo to pursue a postdoctoral position under Dr Joseph Emerson. In 2016 he was awarded a Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) Physics of the Observer grant.

Wallman is now at IQC as an assistant professor in the University of Waterloo Applied Mathematics department after spending two years as Research Assistant Professor. In 2017, Wallman co-founded the start-up company Quantum Benchmark with Dr. Joseph Emerson and currently holds the position of CTO.

Current projects and research expertise

  • Characterizing large-scale quantum systems
  • Simulating Quantum Systems
  • Contextuality in Quantum Theory
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