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.