About Me


I am a graduate student in the physics department at UC Berkeley, working with Professor Birgitta Whaley. Previously, I worked in the IBM quantum computing group. I am currently one of the organizers for the Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center (BQIC) seminars. Informal and student talks are welcome. Contact me if you are interested in giving a talk.



  1. University of California, Berkeley, PhD student (September 2014-present)
  2. Perimeter Scholars International (PSI), MSc in theoretical physics (June 2014)
  3. Harvard College, AB in Chemistry and Physics (May 2012)

I am supported by the Department of Defense through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (awarded 2016). Before that, I was a GSI for Physics 7b and Physics 112 at UC Berkeley.

Email me at epstein@berkeley.edu.