Research Presentations

Invited Presentations

  1. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we interact so as not to leave!, seminar given at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA (February 2017)
  2. The Impact of Network Embeddedness on Student Persistence, seminar given at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA (October 2015)
  3. Network Analytic Methods with R, seminar given at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA (October 2015)
  4. Through the Ages: A Story of Curriculum, colloquium given at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (February 2015)
  5. Recurrent construction of optimal entanglement witnesses for 2N-qubit systems, seminar given at National Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan (January 2015)
  6. Revealing differences between curricula using the Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics Diagnostic, presented at the Workshop on the Status of the Upper-Division Physics Curriculum, Corvallis, OR, USA (June 2014)
  7. Higher dimensional witnesses for bipartite entanglement in 2N-qubit chains, seminar given at the AlbaNova Stockholm University Center, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2013)
  8. Higher dimensional witnesses for entanglement in 2N-qubit chains, presented at the 18th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, Providence, RI, USA (June 2013)
  9. A new class of optimal entanglement witnesses, seminar given at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA (March 2010)


Contributed Presentation

  1. The Tangled Web we Weave – Interact to Not Leave!, AAPT Summer Meeting 2017, Covington, KY, USA (July 2017)
  2. Students’ network integration vs. persistence in introductory physics courses, APS April Meeting 2017, Washington, DC, USA (January 2017)
  3. The Impact of Network Embeddedness on Student Persistence, APS March Meeting 2016, Baltimore, MD, USA (March 2016)
  4. Free Response vs. Multiple Choice CUE at Oregon State University, APS April Meeting 2015, Baltimore, MD, USA (April 2015)
  5. Assessing student reasoning in upper­-division electricity and magnetism at Oregon State University, APS March Meeting 2015, San Antonio, TX, USA (March 2015)
  6. Assessing student reasoning in upper­-division electricity and magnetism, 2015 Annual Meeting of PSROC, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan (January 2015)
  7. Re-thinking the Rubric for grading the Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics Diagnostic, presented at the APS March Meeting 2014, Denver, CO, USA (March 2014)
  8. Entanglement witnesses for many qubit systems, presented at the APS March Meeting 2013, Baltimore, MD, USA (March 2013)
  9. Optimal entanglement witnesses from generalized reduction and Robertson maps, talk given at the 43rd Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland (June 2011)
  10. A new class of optimal entanglement witnesses, seminar given at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, The Republic of South Africa (August 2009)


Posters Presented at Conferences

  1. Student perceptions of the value of out-of-class interactions: Attitudes vs. Practice, poster presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Covington, KY, USA (July 2017)
  2. The impact of social integration on student persistence in introductory Modeling Instruction courses, poster presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, USA (July 2015)
  3. Recurrent construction of optimal entanglement witnesses for 2N­-qubit systems, poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of PSROC, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan (January 2015)
  4. Revealing differences between curricula using the Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics Diagnostic, poster presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, USA (July 2014)
  5. Re-thinking the Rubric for Grading the CUE: The Superposition Principle, poster presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, USA (July 2013)
  6. Investigating entanglement in 2N-qubit chains via entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the 44th Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland (June 2012)
  7. New tools for constructing positive maps in matrix algebras. Investigating entanglement via entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the Highlights of Quantum Optics, Bad Honnef, Germany (May 2012)
  8. Stability of Frustration-Free Hamiltonians, poster presented at the Quantum Information Processing 2012 Conference, Montreal, Canada (December 2011)
  9. Optimal entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the International Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, Stockholm, Sweden (October 2010)
  10. Optimal entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the 42nd Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland (June 2010)
  11. A new class of optimal entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the Twelfth Annual SQuInT Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (February 2010)
  12. A new class of optimal entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the Quantum Information School and Workshop II, Paraty, Brazil (September 2009)
  13. A new class of optimal entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the 41st Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland (June 2009)
  14. A new class of optimal entanglement witnesses, poster presented at the Quantum Information and Many- Body Systems International School, Cortona, Italy (May 2009)


Presentations to Students

  1. Quantum Spookiness: EPR and beyond, A guest lecture for “Spin and Quantum Measurements” students, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (February 2013)