ABOUT
I am a PhD student at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT cosupervised by Isaac Chuang and Aram Harrow. Previously, I was an undergraduate at Caltech. I'm currently interested in quantum algorithms, query and communication complexity, and theory of deep learning.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
See my CV for a full list of publications. (* indicates equal contribution)

Bayesian inference with deep weakly nonlinear networks.
B. Hanin* and A. Zlokapa*, arXiv:2405.16630 [stat], 2024. 
Hamiltonian simulation for lowenergy states with optimal time dependence.
A. Zlokapa and R. Somma, arXiv:2404.03644 [quantph], 2024. 
Bayesian interpolation with deep linear networks.
B. Hanin* and A. Zlokapa*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2023, 120 (23) e2301345120. (arXiv:2212.14457 [stat]) 
Traversable wormhole dynamics on a quantum processor.
D. Jafferis*, A. Zlokapa*, J. Lykken, D. Kolchmeyer, S. Davis, N. Lauk, H. Neven, and M. Spiropulu, Nature, 2022, 612 51. 
Entangling quantum generative adversarial networks.
M. Niu*, A. Zlokapa*, M. Broughton, M. Mohseni, V. Smelyanskyi, and H. Neven, Physical Review Letters, 2022, 128 (22) 220505. (arXiv:2105.00080 [quantph]) 
Faulttolerant neural networks from biological error correction codes.
A. Zlokapa, A. K. Tan, J. M. Martyn, M. Tegmark, and I. L. Chuang, arXiv:2202.12887 [cs], 2021.
AWARDS
 Hertz Fellow
 DoD NDSEG Fellow
 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
 Richard Feynman Prize in Theoretical Physics (Caltech)
MISCELLANEOUS
 Machine learning forecasts of COVID19 (article).
 Causal AI policymaker for malaria prevention at the Citadel Data Open (article).
 Fake quantum computing papers on the qarXiv, featured on and inspired by the snarXiv. (Made before ChatGPT.)
 Concept Wordle: my version of Wordle and inspired by Semantle.
INFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Not to be confused with Kartik Chandra's superior compilation of frequently asked questions. Credit goes to Sterl Phinney and Rob Phillips for teaching me to believe in spherical cows.
How tall is the flame of a candle? What is the pitch of squeaking chalk? How old is the solar system, according to a boiled potato? How far can you shout upwind? From how high do you have to drop a deck of cards to shuffle it? How much darker is the edge of a coffee stain than its center? How tall is the tallest possible mountain, according to the Bohr model? How many frogs surfed down the Congo River and inhabited distant islands?