# Welcome!

**《千里之行，始于足下》**(The longest journey begins with a single step)

Welcome to the homepage of Thomas Quella at the University of Melbourne. I am a Mathematical Physicist working at the School of Mathematics and Statistics and a Distinguished Research Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). My main research interests are strongly correlated quantum systems, e.g. 2D conformal field theories, topological quantum matter and aspects of string theory. My work frequently touches representation theoretic questions, especially in the context of finite and infinite dimensional Lie (super)algebras, diagram algebras and quantum groups. More recently, I am also interest in theoretical aspects of machine learning, especially singular learning theory.

I am a member of the School's research groups "Mathematical Physics", "Algebra" and the "Melbourne Deep Learning Group" (MDLG). Besides I am the coordinator for the faculty's major in Mathematical Physics, the School's Vacation Scholarship Program and member of the School's Postgraduate Programs and Engagement and Publicity Committees as well as mentor in the faculty's Academic Advising program.

The University of Melbourne School of Mathematics and Statistics Mathematical Physics Algebra MDLG ACEMS