I am a fourth year Computer Science PhD candidate at Princeton University advised by Professor Margaret Martonosi. I am currently working to improve the performance of Quantum Computer Architectures. My research aims to close the gap between high-level quantum algorithms (e.g. Shor’s and Grover’s algorithms) and the low-level physical implementation of the quantum computer (e.g. trapped ion, superconducting, or quantum dot qubits). Some of my recent work has been focused on improving quantum circuit compilation techniques, reducing the resource requirements of quantum chemistry algorithms such as VQE and digital quantum simulation, and designing benchmark suites for quantum computers.

I did my undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I received my Bachelor’s degree in both Physics and Astronomy. At UW-Madison, I worked with Professor Ellen Zweibel and my graduate student mentor, Chad Bustard, to better understand galactic winds and the feedback processes they create. My research was focused on the development of computer simulations to model real-world observations of these cosmic events.

Outside of research, I enjoy playing on the Princeton Club Hockey team and going on fishing trips to lakes around the Northeast area.




  • SupermarQ: A Scalable Quantum Benchmark Suite. Session 4C: Best Paper Candidates. IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) 2022. [Full Talk], [Lightning talk] - Best Paper Award

  • Optimized Quantum Program Execution Ordering to Mitigate Errors in Simulations of Quantum Systems. IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) 2021. [Full Talk] - Best Paper Award

  • Coreset Clustering on Small Quantum Computers. Workshop on Applied Quantum Artificial Intelligence (AQAI). IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) 2020. [YouTube]

  • Parallelizing Simulations of Large Quantum Circuits. The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC)'19. Denver, Colorado. Nov 17-22, 2019. [Poster]

  • Mock X-Ray Observations of Localized LMC Outflows. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id. 251.08. Washington D.C. Jan 10, 2018. [Poster], [ADS]

  • Modeling X-Ray Emission of Galactic Winds. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #230, id.316.01. Austin, Texas. Jun 7, 2017. [Poster], [ADS]


  • Introduced undergraduates to concepts from quantum computing at the international NYUAD Hackathon, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2022

  • Paper reviewer, see Publons for verified reviews

  • Research mentor for Princeton undergraduate students: Nick Allen, Arya Maheshwari, Gabriel Contreras

Get in touch: ttomesh(at)princeton(dot)edu