Mike joins us from Stony Brook University, where he earned a PhD in Physics. His research included modeling and simulation of novel physics phenomena, automated analysis of experimental data, and the design and acquisition of data. Mike published articles on the dynamics of matter-wave quantum emitters in a structured vacuum, and the spontaneous emission of matter waves from a tunable open quantum system. He is experienced in machine learning, natural language processing, Python programming, and statistics. A native of the Detroit area, Mike graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics. He speaks German and Mandarin and enjoys cooking, reading, yoga and gaming.