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J. Caleb Wherry

Scientist. Engineer. Musician.

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Research

Interests

  • Scientific Computing
  • Co-design for Next-Generation Heterogeneous Systems
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Quantum Algorithms
  • Computational Complexity Theory
  • Quantum Information Theory

Projects

Computational & Topological Optimization Techniques In Genetic Algorithms

This project is on-going and contains many different aspects. Most of the parts are in collaboration with Robert D. French

Shor’s Quantum Factoring Algorithm

Ever since visiting MIT for a Quantum Information Science summer school back in 2009, I have loved Quantum Computation. I decided to take a look at the most iconic algorithm in the area for my undergraduate senior thesis.

Wherry, J.C. A Complexity Analysis of Shor’s Quantum Factoring Algorithm [PDF]

Optimal Control of Quantum Computing Systems: A Genetic Approach

Work done while at the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Quantum Speedups of Inverse Problems in General Relativity & Differential Geometry

Work done while at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Fractals: Julia and Mandelbrot Sets

I worked on fractals when I was in undergrad with Dr. Ben Ntatin. It was a very interesting project and the route that Dr. Ntatin took was much different than I initially thought it was going to be.

Proper Motion of Pre-planetary Nebulae

Work done while at NASA’s/CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Modeling Polar Stratospheric Clouds Using CALIPSO Data

Work done while at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Intrusion Detection Systems: Anomalous Log Behavior

Work done which at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.