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Senior Research Scientist

Google Quantum AI


My name is Mike Newman and I'm currently a Senior Research Scientist at Google Quantum AI


Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments at Duke University, working with Ken Brown.


My research is focused on quantum information theory, and in particular, quantum error-correction.  I have also dabbled in quantum cryptography, complexity theory, and tensor networks.  In my earlier years, I studied algebraic topology.  You can find my google scholar page here.


I received my PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2018 under the advisement of Yaoyun Shi and Martin Strauss.  Before that, I received my BA in Mathematics from Columbia University in 2012.


In my off time, I enjoy playing soccer, volleyball, and Go.  I was a proud member of the Michigan math department soccer and volleyball intramural teams, both of which won the intramural championships in 2016, but only after I tore my ACL.  My sacrifice spurred them to victory.

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