Brian moved to Edinburgh from Ireland in 2016 for the MSc programme
offered by the Higgs centre in Theoretical Physics.
Afterwards, he remained in Edinburgh (but moved to the Informatics
forum) for a joint MRes/PhD programme in the CDT for Pervasive
Parallelism, supervised by Prof. Elham Kashefi. Here, he worked on
finding applications for the near-term quantum computers we have
available today and he also worked at two quantum computing startups in
the UK during that time. Brian is currently a Postdoc at University
College London, still searching for quantum computing applications, but
using the toolkit of tensor networks.