Professional Activities and Awards

  • Raytheon Excellence in Engineering and Technology Award for contributions to the development and demonstration of novel receivers and codes for  photon efficient communications (March 2012)
  • American Physical Society Outstanding Journal Referee awarded to approximately 0.2% of APS referees each year. (Feb. 2012)  
  • Berman Publication Award, NRL Optical Sciences Div. (Dec. 2007)
  • National Research Council (NRC) Fellowship (Oct. 2002-Oct. 2004)
  • Harold T. White Prize  for introductory teaching in Harvard Physics Dept., based on professor recommendations and student evaluations. (May 1997)
  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, given by Derek Bok Center for Teaching, Harvard Univ., based on student evaluations. (May 1997)
  • Univ. of California, Berkeley, Physics Dept. Citation awarded to one graduating senior, based on recommendations of faculty, grades, and research (May 1996)
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship, Univ. of California, Berkeley (1992-1996)
  • Southern California Edison Scholarship (1992-1996)

  • Panel member on the future of quantum information research and invited speaker at the International Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation (ICQIQC 2013) hosted by the Indiant Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India, Jan 7-11 2013.
  • American Physical Society member, Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Optical Society of America member
  • Journal referee for Physical Review Letters , Physical Review, and Optical Society of America journals
  • Conference session chair, American Physical Society, Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics annual meeting
  • National and Regional Science Bowl (Maryland/D.C.) Scientific Judge and Moderator  
  • Government reviewer for Multi-disciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program: Quantum Metrology
  • NSF proposal reviewer for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Program