Kunal Marwaha: about me

# me in 15 seconds
# my research
# my life path

# me in 15 seconds

People describe me as enthusiastic, obsessive, and spontaneous.

I’m an independent researcher in quantum algorithms. I used to work as a software engineer. I’m often focused on a project.

I really enjoy teaching, being outdoors, and learning something new. Here’s what I’m up to lately.

If you are able, please donate to a cause.

I’m friendly! You can email me or find me on twitter or github. Here is my ORCID.

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# my research

I’m looking for a research job. Here’s my resume.

Broadly, I’m curious about novel quantum algorithms on physical problems. I especially like graph theory and new approaches to studying Hamiltonian simulation and estimation (like qDRIFT and QSVT).

I’m still learning about quantum complexity classes; I enjoy categorization projects like the Complexity Zoo and Quantum Algorithm Zoo.

I am currently trying to extend this paper’s analysis of an approximate MAXCUT algorithm to p = 2, comparing its performance with QAOA.

I am applying to Ph.D programs this fall. (Should I apply to your group? Email me.)

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# my life path

🏡 hometown: sunny Sacramento, California

🦅 eagle scout, 2011

📜 uc berkeley, class of 2016, eng. physics and eecs

🔬 public health research tools, Palantir

🎸 music data pipelines, Pandora

✍️ now: algorithms for quantum computers

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You can reach me by email. I especially like good questions.

I find life uncomfortable, serene, haunting, and beautiful.