Team

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Our team at Riverlane come from various backgrounds in Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics and Quantum Computing.

Together, we are passionate about making the next steps in quantum computing technology possible.


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Dr Steve Brierley

CEO

Steve has over a decade of research experience in quantum information, most recently as a Senior Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. The focus of his research is algorithms and architectures for quantum computers, and he is a member of the Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations.

Dr Jonathan Bean

Consultant

Dr Jonathan Bean is computational scientist working in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. His main research focus is on determining the properties of amorphous and crystalline systems from atomistic simulations. The research approach involves both method development and using of existing methods to expand knowledge of interesting material systems. He also has a strong interest in academic and industrial collaboration to accelerate research progress.

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Ophelia Crawford

Research Scientist

Ophelia graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA and MSci in Physics having studied a wide range of topics, including quantum information. Her PhD on Computational and Theoretical Geophysics at Cambridge saw her study post-glacial sea level change and developed her interest in numerical algorithms. Ophelia is a persistent problem solver spending her weekends baking, knitting and doing crosswords.

Dan Underwood

Research Scientist

Dan obtained a PhD in Physics from University College London, where his work involved the development and usage of high-performance quantum chemistry methods to investigate the properties of atmospheric molecules. He has worked in a mixture of industrial and academic roles, most recently as a Research Associate in the Cambridge University Department of Computer Science and Technology. Outside of work Dan enjoys cycling, reading and music - though not all at the same time.

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Tom Parks

Research Scientist

Tom recently finished his MPhil in computer science at the University of Cambridge, where he investigated quantum simulation methods using novel classical hardware architectures. He also holds a BSc in Theoretical Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London and has worked as a software developer in a variety of research fields including fusion energy and microscopy. Outside of work, Tom enjoys hill walking and photography.