Joel Wallman

Research Assistant Professor
Joel Wallman

Joel obtained his BSc (Advanced) in Physics and Mathematics at The University of Sydney (Australia) in 2008 with Honours and was awarded the University Medal for outstanding academic achievement. Joel completed his PhD in Physics from The University of Sydney (USYD) in 2013 with his thesis titled: Information, Observers, and Quantum Mechanics. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (USYD) and the Denison Merit award (USYD) for his outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential.

Wallman completed a postdoctoral research position in 2013 at USYD before moving to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo to pursue a postdoctoral position under Dr Joseph Emerson. In 2016 he was awarded a Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) Physics of the Observer grant.

Wallman was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor at IQC in 2017. In that same year, Wallman co-founded the start-up company Quantum Benchmark with Dr. Joseph Emerson and currently holds the position of CTO.

Current projects

  • Characterizing large-scale quantum systems
  • Simulating Quantum Systems
  • Contextuality in Quantum Theory

PhD Student

Stefanie Beale
Stefanie Beale

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Adam Winick
Adam Winick