James Stokes joined the Flatiron Institute in April 2019, as a Flatiron Research Fellow with a joint position at the Computational Center for Quantum Physics and the Center for Computational Mathematics. He completed his Ph.D at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on quantum field theory. His recent research intersects machine learning, quantum information and condensed matter physics. Previously, James was a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer and Information Science Department at University of Pennsylvania from 2017 to 2018. James also worked as a quant in the finance industry before his postdoc and as a research scientist at a machine learning startup.