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Full Name Benjamin Cohen-Stead


  • 2016 - 2022
    Ph.D. in Physics
    University of California, Davis
    • Advisor: Professor Richard Scalettar
    • Thesis: A hybrid quantum Monte Carlo method for electron-phonon models
  • 2010 - 2014
    B.A. in Physics
    Whitman College


  • 2022 - present
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    • Member of Professor Steve Johnston's research group.
  • 2020 - 2022
    Graduate Student Researcher
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2016- 2022
    Graduate Student Researcher
    University of California, Davis
    • Graduate student researcher in Professor Richard Scalettar's research group. My work focused on the development and application of quantum Monte Carlo methods for simulating model Hamiltonians describing electron-phonon interactions.
  • 2014 - 2016
    Associate Data Scientist
    Picarro, Inc.
    • Member of R&D team developing detection and attribution algorithms for methane pipline leaks in urban areas. Responsibilities focused on data-driven algorithm and software development.

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