Itay HenI am a Computer
Scientist with the Information
Sciences
My main areas of research are adiabatic
quantum computation (algorithms, complexity,
simulations and implementation) and computational
physics (quantum and classical Monte Carlo,
optimization, etc.). E-mail:
itayhen@isi.edu |
Suite
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, 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).
· The Fair in Unfair Quantum Ground-State Sampling (January 2017).
·
Quantum-Classical Monte
Carlo Algorithm for Simulating AQC, (Workshop on Theory
and Practice of Adiabatic Quantum Computers and
Quantum Simulation, Trieste, Italy, August 2016)
·
Fidelity-optimized
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 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).
· I. Hen and T. Albash,
``Solving Quantum Spin Glasses with Off-Diagonal
Expansion Quantum Monte Carlo'', submitted for
publication.
· I. Hen, Solving Spin Glasses with Optimized Trees of Clustered Spins, Phys. Rev. E 96, 022105 (2017). arXiv:1705.02075.
· J. Marshall, E. G.
Rieffel and I. Hen, Thermalization,
freeze-out and noise: deciphering experimental quantum
annealers, Phys. Rev. Applied 8,
064025 (2017). arXiv:1703.03902.
· T. Albash, V.
Martin-Mayor and I. Hen, Temperature scaling
law for quantum annealing optimizers, Phys. Rev. Lett.
119, 110502 (2017), arXiv:1703.03871.
· B. Zhang, G. Wagenbreth, V. Martin-Mayor and I. Hen, Advantages of unfair quantum ground-state sampling, Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 1044 (2017).
· J. Marshall, V. Martin-Mayor and I. Hen, Practical engineering of hard spin-glass instances, Phys. Rev. A 94, 012320 (2016).
· I. B. Coulamy, A. C.
Santos, I. Hen and M. S. Sarandy, Energetic
cost of superadiabatic quantum computation, Frontiers in ICT 3, 19
(2016).
· I. Hen and M. S. Sarandy, Driver Hamiltonians for constrained optimization in quantum annealing, Phys. Rev. A 93, 062312.
· 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 D-Wave processor,
Phys. Rev. A 92, 062328 (2015).
·
W.
Vinci,
T. Albash, G. Paz-Silva, 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.
Martin-Mayor and I. Hen, Unraveling Quantum Annealers using Classical
Hardness, Scientific Reports 5, Article
number: 15324 (2015).
·
W. Vinci, T. Albash,
G. Paz-Silva, 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).
·
I. Hen, Quantum Gates with
Controlled Adiabatic Evolutions, Phys.
Rev. A 91, 022309 (2015).
·
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).
·
APS
March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 2018
(invited, scheduled).
·
Physics
Colloquium, Universidade
Federal Fluminense, Niteroi,
RJ, Brasil, October 2017.
·
Quantum
Information Seminar, Universidade Federal Fluminense,
Niteroi, RJ, Brasil, October 2017.
·
QEO
Kickoff Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2017.
· CECAM
Workshop ---
Synergy
between
quantum
computing and
high-performance
computing,
Zurich,
Switzerland,
August 2017
(invited).
·
Conference
of Computational Physics 2017, Paris,
France, July 2017.
·
Dahlem
Center Colloquium, Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum
Systems --- Free University of Berlin, Berlin,
Germany, June 2017.
·
AQC
2017 -- 5th International Workshop on Adiabatic
Quantum Computing, Tokyo, Japan, June 2017 (invited).
·
Air Force
Space Command SMC visit, Marina del Rey,
CA, April 2017.
·
DARPA/MEC
Quantum Applications Workshop, Berkeley, CA, November
2017 (invited).
·
Lockheed Martin/D-Wave/USC technical
exchange meeting, Marina del Rey, CA, April
2017.
·
APS March Meeting, New
Orleans, Louisiana, March 2017 (conference talk).
·
SQuInT
(Southwest Quantum Information and Technology), Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, February 2017 (poster).
· ISI's CS&T Monthly meeting, Marina del Rey, CA, January 2017 (seminar talk).
· AGU meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2016 (poster).
·
SC16
(USC booth), Salt Lake City, UT, November 2016.
·
Lockheed Martin/D-Wave/USC technical exchange meeting,
Marina del Rey, CA, October 2016.
·
Workshop
on
Theory and Practice of Adiabatic Quantum Computers and
Quantum Simulation, The Abdus Salam International
Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, August
2016 (invited).
· Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference, Venice, CA, June 2016.
· APS March meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2016.
· Google Quantum Group meeting, Venice, CA, 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.
· D-Wave/Lockheed-Martin/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.
· Condensed-Matter seminar, Bar-Ilan 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.
· 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.
· 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, December 2007.
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 January 2018.