Many Electron Collaboration: Affiliated Scientists


Thomas Baker, M.S.

Thomas Baker is a member of the Tensor Networks Group while working as a Ph.D. student with Professors Kieron Burke and Steven White at the University of California, Irvine. He graduated with a B.S. in Physics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and M.S. from California State University, Long Beach, on the Dean’s List. He previously performed research with Professor Andreas Bill on superconducting proximity effects. His current research involves the application of tensor networks and DMRG to one-dimensional systems for physical insight on higher dimensional models.


Xi Chen

Xi Chen is a member of the Monte Carlo Group, working with Emanuel Gull at the University of Michigan. She is a graduate student in the Computational Condensed Matter Physics Group. Her research is in the field of strongly correlated systems, in particular applying dynamical mean field theory and the continuous-time auxiliary field algorithm to study the 2D Hubbard model. She is currently trying to obtain the phase diagram of the Hubbard model by measuring the 2-particle Green’s function.


Youjin Deng, Ph.D.

Youjin Deng works with Nikolay Prokof’ev and Boris Svistunov in the Monte Carlo Group. He has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China since 2009. He received his M.Sc. from Beijing Normal University in 2000 and Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, in 2004 (Conformal Symmetries and Constrained Critical Phenomena). He took a postdoctoral position in Professor Alan Sokal’s group at New York University (2005–2007) and was a von Humboldt research fellow at Heidelberg University (2007–2008). Youjin’s research interests are in the area of Monte Carlo methods for classical lattice models as well as for bosonic, fermonic and spin systems; the theory of critical phenomena; and ultracold atoms. Youjin is a coauthor of about 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Matthew Fishman

Matthew Fishman is a member of the Tensor Networks Group with Steven White at the University of California, Irvine. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in Engineering Physics. He is currently a graduate student of Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology where he is being advised by John Preskill and Steven White. He is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His current research interests are related to the application of tensor network states and DMRG to the many body electron problem.


Ara Go, Ph.D.

Ara Go works with Professor Andrew Millis at Columbia University as a postdoctoral scientist. She received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Seoul National University, Korea, under the supervision of Professors Moo Yong Chio and Gun Sang Jeon. During her Ph.D. study, she investigated strongly correlated electronic systems focusing on the Hubbard-type models by means of cluster dynamical mean-field theory combined with exact diagonalization. Currently, she is interested in applying a configuration-interaction based impurity solver to dynamical mean-field calculations for interacting many body systems, such as high-Tc cuprates and spin-orbit coupled systems with nontrivial topology.


Markus Hauru, M.S.

Markus Hauru is a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Guifre Vidal at the Perimeter Institute. He is currently a graduate student at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo. He received his B.S. from University of Oulu in 2011 and his M.S. from University of Helsinki in 2014. He is the recipient of an Ontario Trillium Scholarship. His work focuses on the development of improved tensor network algorithms for the simulation of many electron systems in one and two spatial dimensions.


Paolo Pisanti, M.S.

Paolo Pisanti is a Ph.D. student and a member of the Real Materials Group, working with Professor Mark Van Schilfgaarde at King’s College London. He graduated with an M.S. from Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on condensed matter physics. His research interests are in the field of strongly correlated materials and the theoretical methods to treat them. As his current Ph.D. project, he has been working on an implementation of dynamical mean-field theory merged self-consistently with the quasiparticle self-consistent GW approximation.


Mingpu Qin, Ph.D.

Mingpu Qin is a member of the Monte Carlo Group, working with Shiwei Zhang as a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William & Mary. He received his Ph.D. at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Physics in 2013, where he focused on developing tensor network state related methods and the application of them under the supervision of Tao Xiang.

His current interest is trying to combine tensor network related methods and Monte Carlo methods. At present, he also does some benchmark calculations on the two-dimensional Hubbard model with constrained path quantum Monte Carlo (CPQMC) methods.


Hao Shi

Hao Shi is a member of the Monte Carlo Group, working as a graduate student with Shiwei Zhang at the College of William & Mary. He received his B.S. in 2008 from Nanjing University. His research is focused on auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo methods, both constraint and unconstrained. Recently, he has been studying the ground state properties of two-dimensional Fermi gas.


Miles Stoudenmire, Ph.D.

Miles Stoudenmire is a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Guifre Vidal at the Perimeter Institute. Miles received his Ph.D. in 2010 from UC Santa Barbara, working with Professor Leon Balents. He took a position as a postdoc in Professor Steven White’s group at UC Irvine until 2013, when he moved to his current position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Perimeter Institute.

Stoudenmire’s primary research interest is developing tensor network approaches for more realistic many electron models involving finite temperature effects, more accurate microscopic Hamiltonians, and two-dimensional lattices. Miles also has an ongoing collaboration with Steven White with the goal of developing tensor network software emphasizing programmer productivity.


Bo-Xiao Zheng

Bo-Xiao Zheng is a graduate student in chemistry, working with Garnet Chan at Princeton University. Before that, he obtained his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Tsinghua University in 2012. His research mainly focuses on the electronic structures of strongly correlated systems. Current projects include studying the ground state properties of 2D Hubbard model as well as extending density matrix embedding theory to the particle-number symmetry of broken systems.


Zhenyue Zhu, Ph.D.

Zhenyue Zhu is a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Steven White at the University of California, Irvine. He graduated with an M.S. degree in physics at Oklahoma State University in 2007 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine in 2013, under the guidance of Steven White.

Zhu’s early interest was in the transport and localization properties in the 2D electronic gas systems with spin orbital interactions and quantum anomalous Hall effect in graphene systems. Now he focuses on the quantum many-body problems, searching for realistic topological spin liquid states in various lattices with the density matrix renormalization method.