Aram Harrow

Associate Professor of Physics
Center for Theoretical Physics

research interests: quantum algorithms, information and complexity theory; representation theory; optimization.

I've written semi-technical overviews of quantum information for CS undergrads and MIT physics alumni.

research: papers (RSS)
teaching: 6.443/8.371/18.436 (Quantum Information Science 2) Spring 2018, Spring 2017
8.05 (Quantum Mechanics 2) Fall 2019, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
8.06 (Quantum Mechanics 3) Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
current Ph.D students: Eric Anschuetz, Adam Bene Watts, Linghang Kong, John Napp, Rolando La Placa, Mehdi Soleimanifar, Annie Wei.
former Ph.D students: Elizabeth Crosson, Richard Low, Saeed Mehraban, Kamil Michnicki, Anand Natarajan, Paul Pham, David Rosenbaum, Kevin Zatloukal
professional activities: AMS special session on quantum information, Apr 21-22, 2018: co-organizer
QIP: steering committee 2011-2014; program committee member 2009, 2015; PC chair 2018
FOCS PC 2015
TQC PC chair 2014, SC 2015-
scirate maintainer
Associate Editor for QIC
The Quantum Pontiff
Quantum Journal: coordinating editor
FAQ: Where can I learn about quantum information?
Information for prospective grad students
brief CV: MIT undergrad (math & physics, 1997-2001) and grad (physics 2001-05).
Bristol lecturer in CS and Mathematics (2005-10).
U. Washington research assistant professor in CS (2010-12).
MIT assistant professor in physics (2013-2017)
contact: Center for Theoretical Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, 6-416A
Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-5723