My current research interests mainly lie in the characterisation and applications of quantum walks, with specific focus on network analysis algorithsm and quantum simulation of complex biochemical systems such as photosynthesis.

A major part of my research involves numerical simulation on high performance supercomputing clusters (mainly using the Pawsey supercomputing facility in Western Australia), working mostly with Fortran and Python. In order to streamline my workflow, I developed an efficient parallel framework for simulating continuous-time quantum walks, pyCTQW, with the source code available on my GitHub page. Other tools I find useful for my work include iPython, matplotlib, the amazingly extendable SublimeText, and of course Mathematica and $\LaTeX{}$.

Outside of research, I am also employed as a tutor, lab demonstrator, and casual lecturer for undergraduate and honours physics units at UWA. I also enjoy science writing and communication - my writing has so far been featured in Australian Geographic and Science.


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  1. J. A. Izaac, X. Zhan, Z. Bian, K. Wang, J. Li, J. B. Wang, and P. Xue. Centrality measure based on continuous-time quantum walks and experimental realization. Physical Review A, 95(3):032318, March 2017. [ Bibtex ] [ Link ]

  2. S. S. Zhou, T. Loke, J. A. Izaac, and J. B. Wang. Quantum fourier transform in computational basis. Quantum Information Processing, 16(3):82, February 2017. [ Bibtex ] [ Link ]

  3. A. C. H. Hurst, J. A. Izaac, F. Altaf, V. Baltz, and P. J. Metaxas. Reconfigurable magnetic domain wall pinning at the nano-scale using vortex-generated magnetic fields. arXiv:1702.02536 [cond-mat], February 2017. [ Bibtex ] [ Link ]

  4. J. A. Izaac, J. B. Wang, P. C. Abbott, and X. S. Ma. Quantum centrality testing on directed graphs via PT-symmetric quantum walks. arXiv:1607.02673 [quant-ph], July 2016. [ Bibtex ] [ Link ]

  5. A. Mahasinghe, J. A. Izaac, J. B. Wang, and J. K. Wijerathna. Phase-modified CTQW unable to distinguish strongly regular graphs efficiently. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 48(26):265301, July 2015. [ Bibtex ] [ Link ]