Research Interests
Optimal Measurements,
Quantum Metrology,
Measurementbased Quantum Computation.
Education
B.S. Physics, B.S. Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
Ph.D. Physics, with distinction, University of New Mexico, 2007
Thesis: Informationally Complete Quantum Measurements and Entanglement Bounds,
Advisor: Carlton M. Caves. GPA 4.0
Research Experience
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Oct 2007  Sep 2010
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of New Mexico, May 2004  Sep 2007
Research Assistant
University of Queensland, JunJul 2006
Visiting Researcher
National Science Foundation EAPSI scholar:
University of Science and Technology of China
Advisor: Dr. JianWei Pan, Jun  Aug 2005
University of Queensland, MayJun 2004
Visiting Researcher
Deutsches Elektronen SYnchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany, MayAug 2001
Undergraduate Research Assistant
William Prichard Fluid Mechanics Lab JanMay 2001
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Aug 2002  May 2004
Publications

S. T. Flammia and S. Severini,
Weighing matrices and optical quantum computing,
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 (2009) 065302.
arXiv:0808.2057 [quantph]

N. C. Menicucci, S. T. Flammia and O. Pfister,
Oneway quantum computing in the optical frequency comb,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 101: 130501, Sep 2008.
arXiv:0804.4468 [quantph]

S. Boixo, A. Datta, M. J. Davis, S. T. Flammia, A. Shaji and C. M. Caves, Quantum Metrology: Dynamics vs. Entanglement,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 101(4): 040403, Jul 2008.
arXiv:0805.2180 [quantph]

H. Zaidi, N. C. Menicucci, S. T. Flammia, R. Bloomer, M. Pysher and O. Pfister,
Entangling the optical frequency comb: simultaneous generation of multiple 2x2 and 2x3 continuousvariable cluster states in a single optical parametric oscillator,
Laser Physics 18(5):659, May 2008.
arXiv:0710.4980 [quantph]

D. E. Browne, M. B. Elliott, S. T. Flammia, S. T. Merkel, A. Miyake, and A. J. Short,
Phase transition of computational power in the resource states for oneway quantum computation,
New J. Phys. 10, 023010 (2008).
arXiv:0709.1729 [quantph]

S. Boixo, A. Datta, S. T. Flammia, A. Shaji, E. Bagan, and C. M. Caves,
Quantumlimited metrology with product states,
Phys. Rev. A 77, 012317 (2007).
arXiv:0710.0285 [quantph]

N. C. Menicucci, S. T. Flammia, H. Zaidi, and O. Pfister,
Ultracompact generation of continuousvariable cluster states,
Phys. Rev. A. 76(1):010302, Jul 2007.
arXiv:quantph/0703096

A. Datta, S. T. Flammia, A. Shaji, and C. M. Caves,
Constrained bounds on measures of entanglement,
Phys. Rev. A, 75(6):062117, Jun 2007.
arXiv:quantph/0612049

S. Boixo, S. T. Flammia, C. M. Caves, and J. Geremia,
Generalized limits for singleparameter quantum estimation,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 98(9):090401, Feb 2007.
arXiv:quantph/0609179

S. T. Flammia,
On SICPOVMs in prime dimensions,
J. Phys. A: Math. Gen., 39:1348313493, Oct 2006.
arXiv:quantph/0605050

S. T. Flammia, A. Silberfarb, and C. M. Caves,
Minimal informationally complete measurements for pure states,
Found. Phys., 35(12):19852006, Dec 2005.
arXiv:quantph/0404137

A. Datta, S. T. Flammia, and C. M. Caves,
Entanglement and the power of one qubit,
Phys. Rev. A, 72(4):042316, Oct 2005.
arXiv:quantph/0505213
Preprints Submitted to PeerReviewed Journals

D. Gross, S. T. Flammia and J. Eisert,
Most quantum states are too entangled to be useful as computational resources,
arXiv:0810.4331 [quantph]

S. T. Flammia, N. C. Menicucci and O. Pfister,
The Optical Frequency Comb as a OneWay Quantum Computer,
arXiv:0811.2799 [quantph]
Talks
Most quantum states are too entangled to be useful as computational resources
Quantum Information Processing,
Santa Fe, NM, USA,
Jan 2009.
Oneway quantum computing in the optical frequency comb
Laurier Seminar Series in Computational Science and Applied Statistical Modeling,
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada,
Nov 2008.
Institute for Quantum Computing Colloquium,
IQC, Waterloo, ON, Canada,
Sep 2008.
Quantum Lunch,
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA,
Aug 2008.
Quantum Information and Graph Theory: Emerging Connections,
Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,
May 2008.
Tenth Annual Workshop of the Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) Network,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA,
Feb 2008.
Generalized Limits for Quantum SingleParameter Estimation
American Physical Society March Meeting,
Denver, Colorado, USA,
Mar 2007.
Ninth Annual Workshop of the Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) Network,
Pasadena, California, USA,
Feb 2007.
What's Entanglement Good For?
Seminar,
University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria,
Jan 2007.
IQI Seminar,
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA,
Nov 2006.
PIQudos Seminar,
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada,
Sep 2006.
Entanglement and the Power of One Qubit
Emmy Nother Research Group Seminar,
University of ErlangenNurnberg, Erlangen, Germany,
Apr 2005.
Seventh Annual Workshop of the Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) Network,
Tucson, Arizona, USA,
Feb 2005.
Awards
National Science Foundation EAPSI scholar, 2005:
Research conducted at University of Science and Technology of China
Advisor: Dr. JianWei Pan, Jun  Aug 2005
Programs
CoAuthor of Qcircuit, a macro package for LaTeX for typesetting quantum circuit diagrams quickly and efficiently.
