Graduate Student
California Institute of Technology
Biophotonics Laboratory

roarke (at) caltech (dot) edu

Short Biography

I am currently a graduate student in Caltech’s Electrical Engineering department. My primary field of study is in the area of optics, although my research also touches on subjects including algorithm design and optimization. Right now, I am exploring how optical scattering can be used for cryptographic purposes - to help keep your secrets safe.

Prior to coming to Caltech I was a graduate student at MIT, where I was mostly interested in computational ways to design light in three dimensions. Before that, I worked at The MITRE Corporation, where I helped make a couple of pretty cool cameras. Please check out some of my papers and presentations in the "research" section linked above.