## Group Members

**Caleb Bastian**, PhD Student (Applied Mathematics), Experimental & Theoretical

cbastian@princeton.edu

Research interests include stochastic dynamical systems (stochastic differential and partial differential equations), mathematical biology and oncology (epithelial cancers, metastasis and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)), mathematical analysis of massive data sets, machine learning, metabolic networks, high-frequency data, on-line real-time model calibration and prediction.

**Vincent Beltrani**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical

vbeltrani@princeton.edu

Research interests include constrained quantum control landscapes, control using Hamiltonian structures, and machine learning and optimization algorithms.

**Denys Bondar**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical

dbondar@princeton.edu

Research interests include theory and applications of hybrid quantum-classical dynamics.

**Renan Cabrera**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical

rcabrera@princeton.edu

Research interests include generation of unitary operators, robust control, quantum-classical transition and graphics processing unit (GPU) computation.

**Andre Campos**, Graduate Student, Theoretical

agontijo@princeton.edu

Research interests include application of optimal control theory to relativistic quantum systems, how relativistic effects influences the system's controllability and applying control theory to manipulate relativistic effects in atoms.

**Shuang Cong**, Guest Professor, Theoretical

shuangc@princeton.edu

Research interests include quantum state manipulation, trajectory tracking, motion control and advanced control strategies.

**Ashley Donovan**, Graduate Student, Theoretical

amdonova@princeton.edu

Research interests include quantum control landscapes and constrained quantum control.

**Ali Oguz Er**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental

Research interests include optical dynamic discrimination of biological samples, surface reactivity detection for selective reactivity by using genetic algorithms, and low temperature growth by using shaped pulses.

**Alexei Goun**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental & Theoretical

agoun@princeton.edu

Research interests include selective optical control of biological functions, coherent optogenetics and creation of new materials utilizing ultrafast laser pulses.

**Tak-San Ho**, Dr/Research Scholar, Theoretical

tsho@princeton.edu

Research interests include quantum optimal controls of closed and open quantum systems, atoms and molecules in intense laser fields, photo-association processes, electron transfer in nano-scale quantum devices, atomic and molecular scattering theory, inverse problems and computational methods for time-dependent quantum problems.

**David Hocker**, Graduate Student, Theoretical

dhocker@princeton.edu

Research interests include robust quantum control and optimal control of quantum fluids.

**Liang-Yan Hsu**, Graduate Student, Theoretical

lianghsu@princeton.edu

Research interests include quantum transport in a single-molecule junction and quantum dots, molecular electronics, control of molecular machines and molecular devices, electron transfer, vibronic coupling in a molecular system, electronic structure of conjugated systems, and quantum dynamics.

**Francois Laforge**, Associate Research Chemist, Experimental

flaforge@princeton.edu

Research interests include optimal coherent control of surface second harmonic generation, incoherent control of molecular systems by the environment, transport and conversion of energy in quantum systems, and electron and proton transfers.

**Genyuan Li**, Research Chemist, Theoretical

genyuan@princeton.edu

Research interests include chemical kinetics with principal areas of focus including chemical kinetic mechanism reduction approaches, high dimensional model representation techniques with applications in complex reaction systems, atmospheric chemistry and other scientific disciplines.

**Ruixing Long**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical

rlong@princeton.edu

Research interests include optimal control of quantum systems, geometric control theory, motion planning for nonholonomic systems and robotics.

**Kate Moore**, Graduate Student, Experimental & Theoretical

kwmoore@princeton.edu

Research interests include include theoretical and experimental control of quantum systems and applications of optimal control to chemistry and biology

**Arun Nanduri**, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Theoretical

ananduri@princeton.edu

Research interests include quantum control using time dependent electric fields and constrained optimization.

**Yuri Paskover**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental

paskover@princeton.edu

Research interests include experimental quantum control in single quantum systems and control over nonlinear optical effects in time and frequency domains.

**Anna Paulson**, Graduate Student, Experimental

paulson@princeton.edu

Research interests include control of material synthesis and control of light activated proteins in synthetic biology.

**Zachary Quine**, Graduate Student, Experimental

zquine@princeton.edu

Research interests include applying optimal control and ultra-short laser pulse shaping to material detection and characterization and studying the impact of random environmental noise on the feedback loop of learning algorithms.

**Roberto Rey-de-castro**, Associate Research Scholar, Experimental

rrey@princeton.edu

Research interests include ultrafast lasers, automation, atomic, molecular and condensed matter physics and techniques to identify the mechanism induced by quantum control fields.

**Greg Riviello**, Graduate Student, Theoretical

riviello@princeton.edu

Research interests include effects of landscape geometry and critical point topology on optimization efficiency.

**Chuan-Cun Shu**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical

chuancun@princeton.edu

Research interests include quantum optimal control theory , photo-manipulation of molecular modes and Chemical Reaction and laser control of molecule and chemical reaction.

**Qiuyang Sun**, Graduate Student (PhD, 1st Year), Experimental

quiyangs@princeton.edu

Research interests include experimental demonstration of control landscape theories using NMR spectroscopy.

**Dan Xie**,, Graduate Student, Experimental & Theoretical

dxie@princeton.edu

Research interests include control of electron transport properties inside multiple quantum-dot system nanodevices (theory), and control over optical response of single quantum systems located in heterogeneous environment (experiment).

**Xi Xing**, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental

xxing@princeton.edu

Research interests include ultrafast laser chemistry, adaptive control of molecular fragmentation, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics, chemical detection with mass spectrometry.

**Julia Yan**, Undergraduate Student, Theoretical

jyyan@princeton.edu

Research interests include optimal control of discrete, nonlinear quantum systems.

**Fei Yang**, Visiting Student, Theoretical

feiyang@princeton.edu

Research interests include optimal control of quantum systems, quantum state control, and decoherence control in open quantum system.