Neil Dickson

Hi! I'm an enthusiastic coder and I live for difficult challenges that have the potential to change the world. I specialize in software performance optimization and high-performance simulations, and I love to explore and advance each application domain. I usually have a bunch of side projects on the go. Some past pojects include You Can Solve the Schrödinger Equation, my YouTube series teaching quantum physics using basic math, and Inventor IDE, my assembly language editor project.

Right now, I'm working at SideFX, optimizing Houdini, a tool used in movies and games for visual effects and geometry creation. I've also worked at D-Wave Systems, researching and experimenting on quantum computers.

Last but not least, here's a link to my resume if you're interested. Please don't hesitate to email me ( if you'd like code samples or demos not included on the project pages, letters of recommendation, or even if you'd just like to chat about something I might be interested in. I also have a blog at, but I haven't updated it in a while.

Live long and rock on!
-Neil Dickson