Iman Marvian, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics  

Iman Marvian

Office Location: 186 Physics Bldg., Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2903
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Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada), 2012

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • Ece 523.01, Quantum information science Synopsis
    Hudson 139, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Rebentrost, P; Steffens, A; Marvian, I; Lloyd, S, Quantum singular-value decomposition of nonsparse low-rank matrices, Physical Review A, vol. 97 no. 1 (January, 2018) [doi] .
  2. Steffens, A; Rebentrost, P; Marvian, I; Eisert, J; Lloyd, S, An efficient quantum algorithm for spectral estimation, New Journal of Physics, vol. 19 no. 3 (March, 2017), pp. 033005-033005 [doi] .
  3. Marvian, I, Symmetry-protected topological entanglement, Physical Review B, vol. 95 no. 4 (January, 2017) [doi] .
  4. Marvian, I; Spekkens, RW, How to quantify coherence: Distinguishing speakable and unspeakable notions, Physical Review A, vol. 94 no. 5 (November, 2016) [doi] .
  5. Marvian, I; Spekkens, RW; Zanardi, P, Quantum speed limits, coherence, and asymmetry, Physical Review A, vol. 93 no. 5 (May, 2016) [doi] .


Iman Marvian completed his PhD in Physics in October 2012 at the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He worked at the University of Southern California (Nov 2012-Aug 2015) and MIT (Sept 2015-Dec 2017) as postdoctoral researcher.

His main research interest is quantum information and computation theory. He has worked on a wide range of topics in this field, including quantum algorithms, quantum error suppression, open quantum systems, quantum resource theories and quantum thermodynamics. Also, he is very interested in finding applications for ideas and techniques developed in quantum information theory in the rest of physics.