Anand Natarajan


I am an Assistant Professor in EECS and CSAIL at MIT. Prior to starting as a faculty member, I was a postdoc at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech. I obtained my PhD in Physics in 2018 at MIT, under the supervision of Aram Harrow.

Office: Remote, please email me to set up a meeting.
Email: first name and last initial at mit dot edu

Fall 2020: I am teaching 6.S979. The course website is on Canvas.

(Photo credit: T. Jin)

Research Interests

My research is in theoretical quantum information. I am particularly interested in nonlocality (e.g. Bell inequalities and nonlocal games), quantum complexity theory (especially the power of quantum interactive proof systems), and semidefinite programming hierarchies. My favorite complexity classes are MIP* and QMA(2).


In the fall of 2020, I am teaching a graduate seminar course titled Quantum Nonlocality. The course is listed as 6.S979. All course materials will be made available through the course website on Canvas.

In the fall of 2017, Aram Harrow and I co-taught a mini-course on SDP Hierarchies and Computational Aspects of Entanglement as part of the trimester on Analysis in Quantum Information Theory at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris. Some scribe notes are available here.

Publications and preprints

My papers are available on the arXiv.


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