I am currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, and a Graduate Training in Biology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. My research is focused upon developing and applying Auxiliary Field Quantum Monte Carlo to strongly correlated solids, clusters, and complex molecules. I also work on a number of problems related to quantum computing, molecular computing, biological computing, warm dense matter, and computational biophysics...
Brenda Rubenstein, Professor at Brown University, works with small molecules to store information as mixtures rather than polymers. Bits are encoded in the presence or absence of a solution, then interpreted by machine learning algorithm. Brenda is able to store data in molecules, but also wants to compute data using this system as well. In order to do computation, a type of molecular ‘wire’ must be developed. Not an actual physical wire but rather a wire in an abstract sense – the ability to direct information between specific molecules at a distance. Creating molecular wiring in this context would open up the field of chemical computation and possibly enable a much more dense form of computation than is currently possible.