# 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.