Itay Hen
I 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).
·
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).
· T. Albash, G. Wagenbreth and I. Hen, Off-diagonal expansion quantum Monte Carlo, submitted for publication. arXiv:1701.01499.
· B. Zhang, G. Wagenbreth, V. Martin-Mayor and I. Hen, The fair in unfair quantum ground-state sampling, submitted for publication. arXiv:1701.01524.
· I. Hen, Realizable quantum adiabatic search, submitted for publication. arXiv:1612.06012.
· 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, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2017
(scheduled, conference talk).
· SQuInT
(Southwest Quantum Information and Technology), Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, February 2017 (scheduled,
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,
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).
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