Joseph Fitzsimons

Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Quantum Physics, Optics, Photonics

Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Product Development, Science and Math


Joseph Fitzsimons is a theoretical physicist with interests in all areas of quantum mechanics and quantum information theory. He holds a BSc in theoretical physics from University College Dublin, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where his doctoral research focused on quantum computer architectures. Prior to joining SUTD, Dr. Fitzsimons was a senior research fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore’s first Research Centre for Excellence. Between 2007 and 2010, he was a fellow of Merton College, serving on the college’s governing body, and a senior research fellow Oxford’s Department of Materials.

Dr. Fitzsimons currently holds a joint appointment at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, and is a National Research Foundation Fellow.

Research Interests

Dr. Fitzsimons’s research focuses on quantum mechanics and quantum information theory. Specifically he has research interests in:

  • Models of quantum computation
  • Quantum computer science (cryptography, computational complexity, information theory, etc.)
  • Quantum metrology
  • Architectures for scalable quantum computing
  • Control of quantum systems
  • Quantum correlations