Koh Enshan Dax

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Research Background:
Mathematics, Physics,

Pillar / Cluster: Science, Mathematics and Technology

Koh Enshan Dax


Dr Koh Enshan Dax is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at SUTD and a Senior Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Previously, Dr Koh was a Z-Fellowship Postdoctoral Researcher at Zapata Computing (now Zapata AI) in Boston, MA, USA. Dr Koh was a recipient of A*STAR’s National Science Scholarship (NSS BS-PhD) and the A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Central Research Fund (CRF) Award for Use-Inspired Basic Research.

Dr Koh received the B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA); the M.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) in conjunction with the Perimeter Scholars International certificate from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Waterloo, ON, Canada); and the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA).



  • Awarded IOP Trusted Reviewer Status, IOP Publishing (2023).
  • Central Research Fund Award, A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (2022).
  • National Science Scholarship (PhD), A*STAR (2013).
  • Chairman’s Honours List, A*STAR (2011).
  • National Science Scholarship (BS), A*STAR (2006).

Research Interests

Quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, classical simulation of quantum computation, and quantum foundations

Selected Publications