
Itay Hen
I am a Computer Scientist with
the Information Sciences My main area of research is adiabatic quantum computation: algorithms,
complexity, simulations and implementation.
Email: itayhen@isi.edu 
Room
1220,
Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
4676 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.
· Quantum computing and algorithms, adiabatic quantum computing.
·
Quantum phase
transitions, BoseHubbard models, cold atoms.
· Quantum Monte Carlo simulations.
·
Numerical and
computational physics: Optimization techniques, manybody simulations,
molecular dynamics, partial differential equations, multidimensional
minimization algorithms.
·
Foundations
of Quantum Mechanics.
· Topological solitons, spontaneous breaking of rotational symmetry in quantum field theories (thesis title).
· Fidelityoptimized quantum state estimation (Quantum Machine Learning Workshop, NIPS, December 2015)
·
Quantum vs Thermal Annealing: Seeking a Fair Comparison (Workshop on classical and
quantum optimization, August 2014)
·
Performance of DWave 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).
· J. Marshall, V. MartinMayor and I. Hen, Practical Engineering of Hard SpinGlass Instances, submitted for publication. arXiv:1605.03607 (2016).
· I. B. Coulamy, A. C. Santos, I. Hen and M. S. Sarandy, Energetic cost of superadiabatic quantum computation, submitted for publication. arXiv:1603.07778 (2016).
· I. Hen and M. S. Sarandy, Driver Hamiltonians for constrained optimization in quantum annealing, accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. A., arXiv:1602.07942 (2016).
· I. Hen and F. M. Spedalieri,
Quantum annealing for constrained
optimization, Phys. Rev. Applied 5, 034007 (2016).
· T. Albash, I.
Hen, F. M. Spedalieri and D. A. Lidar, Reexamination of the evidence for
entanglement in the DWave processor, Phys. Rev. A 92, 062328 (2015).
· W.
Vinci, T. Albash, G. PazSilva, I. Hen and D. A.
Lidar, Quantum annealing correction with
minor embedding, Phys. Rev. A 92, 042310 (2015).
· I.
Hen, J. Job, T. Albash, Troels
F. Roennow, M. Troyer, D. A. Lidar, Probing for quantum speedup in spin
glass problems with planted solutions, Phys. Rev. A 92, 042325 (2015).
· V. MartinMayor and I. Hen, Unraveling Quantum Annealers using Classical Hardness, Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 15324 (2015).
I. Hen and F. M. Spedalieri,
Quantum annealing for constrained
optimization, submitted for publication, arXiv:1508.04212
(2015).
· T. Albash, I.
Hen, F. M. Spedalieri and D. A. Lidar, Reexamination of the evidence for
entanglement in the DWave processor, Phys. Rev. A 92, 062328 (2015).
· W.
Vinci, T. Albash, G. PazSilva, I. Hen and D. A.
Lidar, Quantum annealing correction with
minor embedding, Phys. Rev. A 92, 042310 (2015).
· I.
Hen, J. Job, T. Albash, Troels
F. Roennow, M. Troyer, D. A. Lidar, Probing for quantum speedup in spin
glass problems with planted solutions, Phys. Rev. A 92, 042325 (2015).
· V. MartinMayor and I. Hen, Unraveling Quantum Annealers using Classical Hardness, Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 15324 (2015).
· A. Kalev and I.
Hen, Optimized Tomography for Pure Quantum States, accepted for publication in
New Journal of Physics, arXiv:1409.1952
(2014).
· I.
Hen, Quantum Gates
with Controlled Adiabatic Evolutions, Phys. Rev. A 91, 022309
(2015).
· I. Hen, FourierTransforming
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: 23372343 (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, ContinuousTime 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 MaxCut, 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 threedimensional lattices, Phys. Rev. A
82, 043634 (2010).
·
I.
Hen, M. Iskin and M. Rigol,
Phase diagram of the hardcore BoseHubbard model on a
checkerboard superlattice, Phys. Rev. B
81 064503 (2010).
·
I.
Hen and M. Rigol, Superfluid to Mottinsulator 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, Nobroadcasting 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 twosphere, 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:quantph/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. BraunsteinBercovitz, I. Hen and R. E. Lubow, Masking task load modulates latent inhibition, Cognition and Emotion 18, 1135 (2004).
· Workshop
on Theory and Practice of Adiabatic Quantum Computers and Quantum
Simulation, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical
Physics, Trieste, Italy, August, 2016 (scheduled, invited).
· Google Quantum Group meeting, Venice, CA, March 2016.
· APS March meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2016.
· SQuInT (Southwest Quantum Information and Technology), Santa Fe, NM, February 2016 (conference talk).
· Quantum Machine Learning workshop,Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2015, Montreal, CA, December 2015.
· R&D in Computing, Rethink Disruption CTO Forum, San Francisco, CA, November 2015 (panelist, invited).
· SC15, Austin, TX, November 2015.
· QEO proposers' day, IARPA, College Park, MD, October 2015.
· DWave/LockheedMartin/USC Meeting, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015.
· Fourth Conference in Adiabatic Quantum Computing, ETH Zurich,
Switzerland, June 2015.
· QCD:
from Theory to Experiment (symposium in honor of Marek Karliner's
60th birthday), Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2015 (invited talk).
· Physics
Seminar, San Jose State University, San Jose CA, April 2015.
· CondensedMatter seminar, BarIlan
University, Ramat Gan, Israel, April 2015.
·
Daniel Lidar's Group
Meeting, USC, Los Angeles, CA, April 2015.
· APS
March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2014.
· Southwest
Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT),
Berkeley, CA, February 2015.
· ASCR Workshop on
Quantum Computing for Science, Bethesda, MD, February
2015 (invited talk).
· Quantum
Control MURI Retreat, Huntington Beach, CA, February 2015.
· Peter
Young Retirement Conference, Santa Cruz, CA, February 2015 (invited talk).
· Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, October 2014.
· DWave
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.
· Quantum
Control MURI retreat, Laguna Beach, CA, February 2014.
· Physics Colloquium, University
of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, February 2014.
· 3rd DWave Application Colloquium, Google Venice, Los Angeles, CA, January 2014.
· Quantum Seminar, TelAviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, January 2014.
· Condensed Matter Seminar, BenGurion 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 DWave Chip, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, August 2013.
· DWave
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, BarIlan University, RamatGan, Israel, December 2011.
· Condensed Matter Seminar, BenGurion 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 & MultiQubit 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/BoseEinstein 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, TelAviv University, TelAviv, 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
(20012008).
· Teaching assistant 
Analytical Mechanics (20022008).
· C++ Programming Instructor for
middleschool students, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot,
Israel (1999).
· Math Teacher  Municipal
High School #9, TelAviv, Israel (1998).
· Instructor and Teaching Advisor (Army
Service)  School of Electronic Warfare, Israel Defense Forces (19951998).
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