Isaac Friend

DPhil Scholar

I am broadly interested in using ideas from the theory of computing to understand the complex social, ecological, and technical systems that shape the future of humanity.  My doctoral work at the department of Computer Science focuses on developing a framework for reasoning about causal relationships between quantum systems; some of the methods involved are very general and extend to problems of causal inference in other settings.  Previously, I worked in theoretical high-energy physics and obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics from the Universities of Chicago and Cambridge.

Thesis: Causality in quantum systems