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 2017
8.05 (Quantum Mechanics 2) Fall 2015, Fall 2013
8.06 (Quantum Mechanics 3) Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
current Ph.D students: Saeed Mehraban, John Napp, Anand Natarajan, Rolando La Placa
former Ph.D students: Elizabeth Crosson, Richard Low, Kamil Michnicki, Paul Pham, David Rosenbaum, Kevin Zatloukal
professional activities: In Fall 2017 I will be on sabbatical and taking part in the program Analysis in Q Info at the IHP.
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