Itay Hen

 I am a Computer Scientist with the Information Sciences 
 Institute (ISI)
, Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of 
 Southern California.

My main area of research is adiabatic quantum computation: algorithms, complexity, simulations and implementation. 

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MAILING ADDRESS

Room 1220,
Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
4676 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

 


FIELDS OF INTEREST

·         Quantum computing and algorithms, adiabatic quantum computing.

·         Quantum phase transitions, Bose-Hubbard models, cold atoms.

·         Quantum Monte Carlo simulations.

·         Numerical and computational physics: Optimization techniques, many-body simulations, molecular dynamics, partial differential equations, multi-dimensional minimization algorithms.

·         Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.

·         Topological solitons, spontaneous breaking of rotational symmetry in quantum field theories (thesis title).

 

 


RECENT TALKS

·         Quantum vs Thermal Annealing: Seeking a Fair Comparison (Workshop on classical and quantum optimization, August 2014)                                                                     

·         Performance of D-Wave Two on Problems with Planted Solutions (AQC, June 2014) 

·         Period Finding with Adiabatic Quantum Computation (Aspen, March 2014)

·         Controlled Quantum Adiabatic Evolution (Quantum Control MURI retreat, February 2014)

·         Power of Adiabatic Quantum Computation (USC Physics colloquium, February 2014).

 


RESEARCH PAPERS AND PREPRINTS

·        A. Kalev and I. Hen, Optimized Tomography for Pure Quantum States, submitted for publication, eprint: arXiv:1409.1952 (2014).

·        I. Hen, Quantum Adiabatic Circuits, submitted for publication, eprint: arXiv:1401.5172 (2014).

·           I. Hen, Fourier-Transforming with Quantum Annealers. Front. Phys. 2, 44 (2014).

·           E. G. Rieffel, M. Do, D. Venturelli, I. Hen and J. Franks, Phase Transitions in Planning Problems: Design and Analysis of Parameterized Families of Hard Planning Problems, AAAI 2014: 2337-2343 (2014).

·         I. Hen, How Fast Can Quantum Annealers Count?, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 47, 235304 (2014).

·        I. Hen, Period finding with Adiabatic Quantum Computation, Europhysics Letters 105, 50005 (2014).

·         I. Hen, Continuous-Time Quantum Algorithms for Unstructured Problems, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 47, 045305, (2014).

·         E. Farhi, D. Gosset, I. Hen, A. W. Sandvik, P. Shor, A. P. Young, and F. Zamponi, The Performance of the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm on 3 Regular 3XORSAT and 3 Regular Max-Cut, Phys. Rev. A 86, 052334 (2012).

·         I. Hen and A. P. Young, Solving the Graph Isomorphism Problem with a Quantum Annealer, Phys. Rev. A 86, 042310 (2012).

·         I. Hen, Excitation Gap from Optimized Correlation Functions in Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations, Phys. Rev. E 85, 036705 (2012).

·         I. Hen and A. P. Young, Exponential Complexity of the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm for certain Satisfiability Problems, Phys. Rev. E 84, 061152 (2011).

·         F. Alexander Wolf, I. Hen and M. Rigol, Collapse and revival oscillations as a probe for the tunneling amplitude in an ultracold Bose gas, Phys. Rev. A 82, 043601 (2010).

·         I. Hen and M. Rigol, Strongly Interacting Atom Lasers in Three Dimensional Optical Lattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 180401 (2010).

·         I. Hen and M. Rigol, Analytical and numerical study of trapped strongly correlated bosons in two- and three-dimensional lattices, Phys. Rev. A 82, 043634 (2010).

·         I. Hen, M. Iskin and M. Rigol, Phase diagram of the hardcore Bose-Hubbard model on a checkerboard superlattice, Phys. Rev. B 81 064503 (2010).

·         I. Hen and M. Rigol, Superfluid to Mott-insulator transition of hardcore bosons in a superlattice, Phys. Rev. B 80 134508 (2009).

·         I. Hen and M. Karliner, Review of rotational symmetry breaking in baby Skyrme models, in: G. Brown and M. Rho, Eds., The Multifaceted Skyrmion, (World Scientific, Singapore, 2010).

·         I. Hen and M. Karliner, Lattice structure of baby Skyrmions, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 160(1) (2009).

·         I. Hen and A. Kalev, Equations of motion for the quantum characteristic functions, eprint: arXiv:0803.0108 (2008).

·         A. Kalev and I. Hen, No-broadcasting theorem and its classical counterpart, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 210502 (2008).

·         I. Hen and M. Karliner, Spontaneous breaking of rotational symmetry in rotating solitons, Phys. Rev. D 77, 116002 (2008).

·         I. Hen and M. Karliner, Baby Skyrmions on the two-sphere, Phys. Rev. E 77, 036612 (2008).

·         I. Hen and M. Karliner, Hexagonal structure of baby Skyrmion lattices, Phys. Rev. D 77, 054009 (2008).

·         I. Hen and M. Karliner, Rotational symmetry breaking in baby Skyrme models, Nonlinearity 21 (2008) 399.

·         I. Hen and A. Kalev, Classical States and Their Quantum Correspondence, eprint: arXiv:quant-ph/0701015 (2007).

·         I. Hen, A. Sakov, N. Kafkafi, I. Golani and Y. Benjamini, The dynamics of spatial behavior: how can robust smoothing techniques help?,  Journal of Neuroscience

·         H. Braunstein-Bercovitz, I. Hen and R. E. Lubow, Masking task load modulates latent inhibition, Cognition and Emotion 18, 1135 (2004).


 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR TALKS

·     D-Wave Users Colloquium, Sunnyvale, CA, September 2014 (invited talk).

·     Workshop on classical and quantum optimization, Zurich, Switzerland, August 2014 (invited talk).

·     Google’s Quantum Computing Group, Venice, CA, June 2014.

·     AQC 2014 – 3rd International Workshop on Adiabatic Quantum Computing, Los Angeles, CA, June 2014 (invited talk).

·     Aspen Winter Conference on Advances in Quantum Algorithms and Computation, Aspen, CO, March 2014 (invited talk).

·     APS March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2014.

·     Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT), Santa Fe, NM, February 2014.

·     Controlled Quantum Adiabatic Evolution, Quantum Control MURI retreat, Laguna Beach, CA, February 2014.

·      Physics Colloquium, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, February 2014.

·      3rd D-Wave Application Colloquium, Google Venice, Los Angeles, CA, January 2014.

·      Quantum Seminar, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, January 2014.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel, December 2013.

·      Daniel Lidar's Group Meeting, USC, Los Angeles, CA, December 2013.

·      Google’s Quantum Computing Group, Venice, CA, December 2013.

·      Daniel Lidar's Group Meeting, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, October 2013.

·      Quantum Computing Meetup Group, Mountain View, CA, October 2013 (invited talk).

·          Programming the D-Wave Chip, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, August 2013.

·      D-Wave Application Colloquium II: Theme on Machine Learning, ISI/USC, Marina del Rey, CA, June 2013  (invited talk).

·     NASA Ames QuAIL Seminar, Moffett Field, CA, June 2013 (seminar talk).

·     APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2013 (invited talk).

·     AQC 2013 - 2nd International Workshop on Adiabatic Quantum Computing, London, UK, March 2013 (conference talk).

·      Quantum Information Laboratory Workshop, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, November 2012.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, September 2012.

·      Workshop on Complex quantum systems: Nonergodicity, glassiness and localization, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, August 2012 (invited talk).

·      Advanced Machine Learning Class, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, June 2012 (Tutorial).

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, April 2012.

·      NASA Space Research Expo, Moffett Field, CA, March 2012 (Poster).

·      APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, February 2012.

·      Quantum Computing Group Seminar, LPS, College Park, MD, January 2012.

·      First NASA Quantum Future Technologies Conference, Moffett Field, CA, January 2012 (Poster).

·      2012 Mini Stat Mech Meeting, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, January 2012 (Poster).

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Rutgers Center for Materials Theory, Piscataway, NJ, December 2011.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, December 2011.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 2011.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, December 2011.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel, December 2011.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, November 2011.

·      International Workshop on Simulation and Manipulation of Quantum Systems for Information Processing, Jülich, Germany, October 2011 (Poster).

·      ARO/ NSA 2011 Quantum Computing and Quantum Algorithms Program Review, Denver, CO, August 2011 (Poster).

·      Farhi Group Meeting, MIT, Cambridge, MA, February 2011.

·      2011 Mini Stat Mech Meeting, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, January 2011 (Poster).

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, Boston University, Boston, MA, November 2010.

·      2010 Quantum Computing, Quantum Algorithms & Multi-Qubit Coherent Operations Program Review, Cincinnati, OH, August 2010 (Poster).

·      APS March Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2010.

·      AMOPP group, University College London, London, UK, January 2010.

·      Condensed Matter Seminar, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, January 2010.

·      Quantum Information/Bose-Einstein Condensation Seminar, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, December 2009.

·      Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington DC, November 2009.

·      2nd Vienna Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics, Vienna, Austria, June 2009 (Poster).

·      Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington DC, May 2009.

·      APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2009.

·      Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington DC, March 2009.

·      Nonlinear Physics: Theory and Experiment V, Gallipoli, Italy, June 2008.

·      Particle Physics Seminar, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 2008.

·      Integrable Systems Seminar, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, March 2008.

·      Israel Physical Society, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel,

 


 

TEACHING

·    Lab instructor - Physics Laboratory for 2nd year students (2001-2008).

·    Teaching assistant - Analytical Mechanics (2002-2008).

·    C++ Programming Instructor for middle-school students, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (1999).

·    Math Teacher - Municipal High School #9, Tel-Aviv, Israel (1998).

·    Instructor and Teaching Advisor (Army Service) - School of Electronic Warfare, Israel Defense Forces (1995-1998).

 


This page has last been updated in September 2014.