Teague Tomesh

Computer Science PhD Candidate

Princeton University


I am a second year Computer Science PhD candidate at Princeton University advised by Professor Margaret Martonosi. I am currently working to improve the performance of Quantum Computer Architectures. My research aims to close the gap between high-level quantum algorithms (e.g. Shor’s and Grover’s algorithms) and the low-level physical implementation of the quantum computer (e.g. trapped ion, superconducting, or quantum dot qubits). Some of my recent work has been focused on improving quantum circuit compilation techniques and reducing the resource requirements of quantum chemistry algorithms such as VQE and digital quantum simulation.

I did my undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I received my Bachelor’s degrees in both Physics and Astronomy. At UW-Madison, I worked with Professor Ellen Zweibel and my graduate student mentor, Chad Bustard, to better understand galactic winds and the feedback processes they create. My research was focused on the development of computer simulations to model real-world observations of these cosmic events.

Outside of research, I enjoy playing on the Princeton Club Hockey team and going on fishing trips to lakes around the Northeast area.


  • Quantum Computing Architectures
  • Quantum Computing Algorithms
  • Quantum Information


  • PhD in Computer Science, Current

    Princeton University

  • BSc in Physics, 2018

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BSc in Astronomy, 2018

    University of Wisconsin-Madison


Quantum Circuit Generator

A collection of codes to generate a variety of quantum circuits

Variational Quantum Eigensolver

A modular implementation of the VQE algorithm for ground state estimation

Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing

NSF Expedition in Computing


Coreset Clustering on Small Quantum Computers

Many quantum algorithms for machine learning require access to classical data in superposition. However, for many natural data sets and …

Term Grouping and Travelling Salesperson for Digital Quantum Simulation

Digital simulation of quantum dynamics by constructing the time evolution of a Hamiltonian is the initially proposed application of …

Minimizing State Preparations in Variational Quantum Eigensolver by Partitioning into Commuting Families

Variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) is a promising algorithm suitable for near-term quantum machines. VQE aims to approximate the …


Parallelizing Simulations of Large Quantum Circuits

We present a parallelization scheme for classical simulations of quantum circuits. Our scheme is based on a recent method to “cut” …

Mock X-ray Observations of Localized LMC Outflows

The Milky Way’s nearest neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), is a perfect testing ground for modeling a variety of astrophysical …

Modeling X-ray Emission of Galactic Winds

Despite galaxies being the main players on the cosmological scene, and our living inside of one, the processes of evolution which …



WJ Cody Research Fellow

Argonne National Lab

May 2019 – Aug 2019 Illinois
  • Implemented quantum circuit cutting techniques to improve quantum circuit compilation

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Boston University

May 2017 – Aug 2017 Massachusetts
  • Through NSF’s REU program, spent a summer researching blazars at the center of many galaxies

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 2016 – May 2018 Wisconsin
  • Research Assistant in Professor Ellen Zweibel’s group