Gabe Colburn

Staff Rank:

Graduate Student


Radiation Medicine


B.S. Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines (2007)


Gabe Colburn is a Masters of Science graduate student in the Oregon Medical Physics Program which is administered jointly by Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University. He received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Colorado School of Mines in 2007. During his undergraduate studies and for several years thereafter he collaborated on research in application of quantum computing to image and signal processing, resulting in 3 peer-reviewed publication. Prior to his graduate studies he worked for Northrop Grumman performing analysis of Monte Carlo physics simulations. Presently he is applying his interdisciplinary background in math, computer science, and physics to designing algorithms to speed up Monte Carlo dose calculations for radiation therapy treatment planning, which are suitable for implementation on a hybrid classical-quantum computing architecture.


Quantum lattice gas algorithm for the telegraph equation
M. W. Coffey and G. G. Colburn, Phys. Rev. E. 79, 066707 (2009)

Multidimensional linear diffusion for image enhancement on a type II quantum computer,”
M. W. Coffey and G. G. Colburn, Proc. Royal Soc. A 463, 2241 (2007)

Feasibility of the controlled-NOT gate from certain model Hamiltonians,”
M. W. Coffey and G. G. Colburn, J. Phys. A 40, 9463 (2007).