Simone Severini
I
am Professor in Physics
of Information and a Royal
Society University Research Fellow with the UCL
Department
of Computer Science, where I
started our group in Quantum
Computing.
Our activities are part of UCLQ: UCL
Quantum Science and Technology Institute. At present, I am also a
Visiting Chair Professor with the Institute
of Natural Sciences at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, as a
recipient of a 1000 Talents Program grant – my page at SJTU is
here.
My
other links at UCL are CoMPLEX
Research Group and UCL
Institute of Origins. Here is a page for the Quantum
Computing, Information, and Algebras of Operators (QCIAO)
collective.
Academic resume
I
was a Newton International Fellow with the Department
of Physics & Astronomy at UCL. I was a PostDoctoral Research
Fellow of the Institute for Quantum
Computing and the Department
of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University
of Waterloo, mentored by Michele
Mosca (Quantum Computing), and a PostDoctoral Research Assistant
in the Department of Computer
Science and the Department
of Mathematics at the University
of York mentored by Tony Sudbery (Quantum Foundations) and Edwin
Hancock (Machine Learning). I obtained my PhD from Bristol
University, in the then newly created Quantum
Computation and Information Group. My advisor was Richard
Jozsa, whose advisor was Roger
Penrose. I was a visiting student at UC
Berkeley (and MSRI),
and previously I studied Chemistry at the University
of Siena, without graduating, and Philosophy (Logic) at the
University of Florence,
where I got my laurea
(preBologna). My long term scientific visits include CRI,
CWI, MIT,
Nankai, NUS
and RISCLinz. I have been a
Visiting Fellow of the Isaac
Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, during
three thematic programmes. I am a member of the steering committee of
the Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication
and Cryptography (TQC) (see below for a list of professional
services). I serve in the editorial board of Philosophical
Transactions of the Royal Society A. I am a recipient of the 2015
Talented Young Italians Awards: Research & Innovation given
by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK.
Selected
recent publications
Andrea Rocchetto, Edward Grant, Sergii
Strelchuk, Giuseppe Carleo, Simone Severini, Learning hard quantum
distributions with variational autoencoders, arXiv:1710.00725v1
[quantph]
Christopher R.S. Banerji, Maryna Panamarova,
Husam Hebaishi, Robert B. White, Frédéric Relaix,
Simone Severini, Peter S. Zammit, PAX7 target genes are globally
repressed in FSHD skeletal muscle, August 2017.
Danial Dervovic, Simone Severini, Weak Modular
Product of Bipartite Graphs, Bicliques and Isomorphism, July 2017.
arXiv:1707.05179
[math.CO]
Carlo Ciliberto, Mark Herbster, Alessandro
Davide Ialongo, Massimiliano Pontil, Andrea Rocchetto, Simone
Severini, Leonard Wossnig, Quantum machine learning: a classical
perspective, July 2017. arXiv:1707.08561v2
[quantph]
Daniel Temko, Ian
Tomlinson, Simone Severini, Benjamin SchusterBoeckler, Trevor
Graham, The
effects of mutational process and selection on driver mutations
across cancer types, June 2017. https://doi.org/10.1101/149096
A. Atserias, P.
Kolaitis, S. Severini, Generalized
satisfiability problems via operator assignments, April 2017.
arXiv:1704.01736v1
[cs.LO] Poster at STOC 2017
Theory Fest. Conference version in FCT2017.
Best paper award at FCT2017.
L. Mančinska,
D. E. Roberson, R. Šámal, S. Severini, A.
Varvitsiotis, Quantum and
nonsignalling graph isomorphisms, November 2016.
arXiv:1611.09837
[quantph] Conference version in ICALP2017.
L.
Banchi, G. Coutinho, C. Godsil, S. Severini, Pretty
Good State Transfer in Qubit Chains – The Heisenberg
Hamiltonian, Journal of Mathematical Physics
58, 032202
(2017). arXiv:1608.04722
[quantph]
A.
Dawar, S. Severini, O. Zapata, Descriptive
complexity of graph spectra, WoLLIC
2016.
23rd Workshop on Logic,
Language, Information and Computation. August 16th19th, 2016.
Puebla, Mexico. arXiv:1603.07030
[cs.LO]
P.
Gnacinski, M. Rosicka, R. Ramanathan, K. Horodecki, M. Horodecki,
P. Horodecki, S. Severini, Linear
game noncontextuality and Bell inequalities – a
graphtheoretic approach, 2016 New J. Phys. 18 045020.
arXiv:1511.05415
[quantph].
R.
Duan, S. Severini, A. Winter, On zeroerror
communication via quantum channels in the presence of noiseless
feedback, IEEE
Trans. Inf. Theory, 62:9 (2016), 52605277.
arXiv:1502.02987v1
[quantph]
A.
E. Teschendorff, C. R. S. Banerji , S. Severini , R. Kuehn , P.
Sollich, Increased
signaling entropy in cancer requires the scalefree property of
protein interaction networks, Sci. Rep. 5, Article number 9646,
2015. arXiv:1504.00120
[qbio.MN]
C.
R. S. Banerji, S. Severini, C. Caldas, A. E. Teschendorff,
Intratumour
signalling entropy determines clinical outcome in breast and lung
cancer, PLoS Comput Biol 11(3): e1004115 (2015).
 V.
I. Paulsen, S. Severini, D. Stahlke, I. G. Todorov, A. Winter,
Estimating
quantum chromatic numbers, Journal of Functional Analysis 270
(2016), pp. 21882222. arXiv:1407.6918
[math.OA]

L. Hogben, K.
Palmowski, D. E. Robertson, S. Severini, Orthogonal
representations, projective ranks, and fractional minimum positive
semidefinite rank: connections and new directions, February
2015.
arXiv:1502.00016
[math.CO] (accepted in ELA)
Publications
See
arXiv,
MathSciNet,
MPRA, PubMed,
and IRIS.
T.P. Le, Ludovica
Donati, Simone Severini, Filippo Caruso,
How to Suppress Dark States in Quantum Networks and BioEngineered
Structures, July 2017. arXiv:1707.07482
[quantph]
J. Lockhart, O.
Guehne and S. Severini, Combinatorial entanglement, Eurocomb2017.
See also, J. Lockhart, O. Guehne and S. Severini, Entanglement
properties of quantum grid graphs, May 2017. arXiv:1705.09261
[quantph]
A. Dawar, S.
Severini, O. Zapata, Pebble games and cospectral graphs,
Eurocomb2017.
A. Atserias, P.
Kolaitis, S. Severini, Generalized
satisfiability problems via operator assignments, April 2017.
arXiv:1704.01736v1
[cs.LO]
Laura Mančinska,
David E. Roberson, Robert Šámal, Simone Severini,
Antonios Varvitsiotis, Quantum
and nonsignalling graph isomorphisms, November 2016.
arXiv:1611.09837
[quantph]
Michael
Dairyko, Leslie Hogben, Jephian C.H. Lin, Joshua Lockhart, David
Roberson, Simone Severini, Michael Young, Note
on von Neumann and Rényi entropies of a graph, Linear
Algebra and its Applications, Volume 521, 15 May 2017, Pages
240253, ISSN 00243795,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.laa.2017.01.037. arXiv:1609.00420
[math.CO]
L. Banchi,
G. Coutinho, C. Godsil, S. Severini, Pretty
Good State Transfer in Qubit Chains – The Heisenberg
Hamiltonian, Journal of Mathematical Physics 58,
032202 (2017); doi:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4978327. arXiv:1608.04722
[quantph]
M. Rosicka,
S. Severini, Permutation graphs and unique games, August 2016.
arXiv:1608.06661
[math.CO]
Joshua
Lockhart, Giorgia Minello, Luca Rossi, Simone Severini, and Andrea
Torsello. Edge Centrality via the Holevo Quantity, pages 143152.
Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016. URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/9783319490557_13,
doi:10.1007/9783319490557_13.
Luca
Rossi, Simone Severini, and Andrea Torsello. The Average Mixing
Matrix Signature, pages 474484. Springer International Publishing,
Cham, 2016. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/9783319490557_42,
doi:10.1007/9783319490557_42.
J. Lockhart,
S. Severini, Combinatorial
entanglement, May 2016. arXiv:1605.03564
[quantph]
A.
Dawar, S. Severini, O. Zapata, Descriptive
complexity of graph spectra, March 2016. arXiv:1603.07030
[cs.LO]. WoLLIC
2016.
23rd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation.
August 16th19th, 2016. Puebla, Mexico.
P.
Gnacinski, M. Rosicka, R. Ramanathan, K. Horodecki, M. Horodecki,
P. Horodecki, S. Severini, Linear
game noncontextuality and Bell inequalities  a graphtheoretic
approach, arXiv:1511.05415
[quantph]. 2016 New J. Phys. 18 045020.
E.
R. Hancock, L. Rossi, S. Severini, A, Torsello, R. C. Wilson, O.
Zapata, QuantumInspired Graph Matching, Workshop
on Quantum Machine Learning (as part of NIPS 2015), October 2015
A.
Jurisic, A. Munemasa, S. Severini (Eds.), Algebraic
Combinatorics: Spectral Graph Theory, ErdosKoRado Theorems and
Quantum Information Theory, Special issue to celebrate the work
of Chris Godsil, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, Volume 43,
Number 4, June 2016.
Z.
Chen, Z. Ma, T. Gao, S. Severini, A
combinatorial criterion for kseparability of
multipartite Dicke states, November 2015. arXiv:1511.00103
[quantph]
C.
R. S. Banerji, M. Panamarova, R. B. White , S. Severini, P. S.
Zammit, PAX3 and PAX7 but not DUX4 target gene expression
characterise FSHD skeletal muscle, submitted.
C.
R. S. Banerji, Network theoretic tools in the analysis of complex
diseases, PhD thesis, June 2015.
F.
Caravelli, T. Mansour, Sindoni, S. Severini, On
moments of the integrated exponential Brownian motion, Europ. J.
Phys., July 2016; 131:245. arXiv:1509.05980
[condmat.statmech]
R.
Duan, S. Severini, A. Winter, On zeroerror
communication via quantum channels in the presence of noiseless
feedback, IEEE
Trans. Inf. Theory, 62:9 (2016), 52605277.
arXiv:1502.02987v1
[quantph]
A.
E. Teschendorff, C. R. S. Banerji , S. Severini , R. Kuehn , P.
Sollich, Increased
signaling entropy in cancer requires the scalefree property of
protein interaction networks, arXiv:1504.00120
[qbio.MN], Sci. Rep. 5, Article number 9646, 2015.
C.
R. S. Banerji, S. Severini, C. Caldas, A. E. Teschendorff,
Intratumour
signalling entropy determines clinical outcome in breast and lung
cancer, PLoS Comput Biol 11(3): e1004115 (2015).
 L.
Hogben, K. Palmowski, D. E. Robertson, S. Severini, Orthogonal
representations, projective ranks, and fractional minimum positive
semidefinite rank: connections and new directions, February
2015.
arXiv:1502.00016
[math.CO]
 C.
R. S. Banerji, P. Knopp, L. A. Moyle, S. Severini, R. W. Orrell, A.
E. Teschendorff, P. S. Zammitt, βcatenin
is central to DUX4driven network rewiring in Facioscapulohumeral
muscular dystrophy, J. R. Soc. Interface, 26 Nov 2014.

Interactome
Sparsification and Rewiring
(InSpiRe)
is
a differential network algorithm based on information theoretic
principles that can detect
shifts
in active pathway regimes, identifying proteins from the human
interactome displaying a wide class of rewiring events between two
phenotypes. This protein set is constructed into a subnetwork,
which is sparsified to describe pathways altered between phenotypes.
Download
R script

V. I. Paulsen, S.
Severini, D. Stahlke, I. G. Todorov, A. Winter, Estimating
quantum chromatic numbers, Journal of Functional Analysis 270
(2016), pp. 21882222. arXiv:1407.6918
[math.OA]

B.H. Wang, H.R.
Xu, S. Campbell, S. Severini, Characterization
and properties of weakly optimal entanglement witnesses, QIC
15:13&14 (2015), 11091121. arXiv:1407.0870
[quantph]

T. Cubitt, L.
Mancinska, D. Roberson, S. Severini, D. Stahlke, and A. Winter,
Bounds
on entanglement assisted sourcechannel coding via the Lovasz theta
number and its variants, IEEE
Trans. Inf. Theory. 60:11,
73307340 (2014). arXiv:1310.7120
[quantph]

B.H. Wang, H.R.
Xu, S. Severini, Universal
methods for extending any entanglement witness from the bipartite to
the multipartite case,
Phys. Rev. A 90, 022312 (2014),
arXiv:1405.2021
[quantph]

A. Chailloux, L.
Mančinska, G. Scarpa, S. Severini, Graphtheoretical
Bounds on the Entangled Value of Nonlocal Games,
arXiv:1404.3640
[quantph], LIPIcs, Vol. 27 (TQC2014).

J.Y. Wu, M. Rossi,
H. Kampermann, S. Severini, L.C. Kwek, C. Macchiavello, D. Bruß,
Randomized
graph states and their entanglement properties, Phys. Rev. A 89,
052335 (2014), Editor's choice, arXiv:1403.3828
[quantph]

Rethinking GIP:
Graph
Isomorphism Game on crowdcrafting.org;
Graph
Isomorphism: Quantum Ideas

W. Vinci, S. Boixo,
K. Markstrom, A. Roy, F. Spedalieri, P. Warburton, S. Severini,
Hearing
the Shape of the Ising Model with a Programmable
SuperconductingFlux Annealer, Sci. Rep. 4, Article Number:
5703, 2014. arXiv:1307.1114
[quantph]

H. Buhrman, P. T.
S. van der Gulik, S. Severini, D. Speijer, A
mathematical model of kinetoplastid mitochondrial gene scrambling
advantage, arXiv:1307.1163
[qbio.PE]

S. Kirkland, S.
Severini, alphaKuramoto
partitions: graph partitions from the frustrated Kuramoto model
generalise equitable partitions, Appl. Anal. Discr. Math. (9),
2015. arXiv:1306.4299
[math.CO]
 C.
Godsil, D. Roberson, R. Samal, S. Severini, Sabidussi
versus Hedetniemi for three variations of the chromatic number,
Combinatorica, January 2015. arXiv:1305.5545
[math.CO]. Talk by Robert Samal at CanaDAM 2013: Hedetniemi
conjecture for strict vector chromatic number

N. de Beaudrap, V.
Giovannetti, S. Severini, R. Wilson, Interpreting
the von Neumann entropy of graphs Laplacians, and coentropic graphs,
accepted for publication in Contemp. Math. arXiv:1304.7946
[math.CO]

Z.H. Ma, C. Yao,
Z.H. Chen, S. Severini, A. Serafini,
A universal memoryassisted
entropic uncertainty relation, Sci.
China
Phys.
Mech. Astron..57:8
(2014), 1703. arXiv:1302.1011
[quantph]

T. Feng, S.
Severini, Quantum
channels from association schemes, January 2013. arXiv:1301.1166
[quantph]

S. Severini , F.
Brandao (Eds.), 8th
Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and
Cryptography (TQC 2013), Revised Selected Papers, LIPIcsLeibniz
International Proceedings in Informatics, Vol. 22, 2013.
 C.
R. S. Banerji, T. Mansour, S. Severini, A
notion of graph likelihood and an infinite monkey theorem, J.
Phys. A: Math. Theor.
47
035101.
arXiv:1304.3600
[cs.DM]. See also Weisstein,
Eric W. "Graph Likelihood." From MathWorldA
Wolfram Web Resource.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GraphLikelihood.html.
The drawing in the paper (by A. Koroto) is featured on the cover
of J.
Phys. A: Math. Theor.

A.
Cabello, S. Severini, A. Winter, (Non)Contextuality
of Physical Theories as an Axiom, arXiv:1010.2163v1
[quantph]. See also F.
Moldoveanu, “Color
Me Surprised: Quantum Mechanics and Graph Theory are a Match Made in
Heaven”,
FQXi Community, 4 May 2011. And the following version:

A.
Cabello, S. Severini, A. Winter, Graphtheoretic
approach to quantum correlations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (2014)
040401. arXiv:1401.7081
[quantph]
Two related papers that I like:

T.
Fritz, A.B. Sainz, R. Augusiak, J. Bohr Brask, R. Chaves, A.
Leverrier & A. Acín, Local
orthogonality as a multipartite principle for quantum correlations,
Nature Communications 4, Article number: 2263.

M.
Howard, J. Wallman, V. Veitch & J. Emerson, Contextuality
supplies the `magic' for quantum computation, Nature 510,
351355 (19 June 2014).
 D.
Burgarth, V. Giovannetti, L. Hogben, S. Severini, M. Young, Logic
circuits from zero forcing, Nat. Comput., July 2014 DOI
10.1007/s1104701494385. arXiv:1106.4403v1
[cs.DM]

C. R. S. Banerji,
D. MirandaSaavedra, S. Severini, M. Widschwendter, T. Enver, J. X.
Zhou, and A. E. Teschendorff, Cellular
network entropy as the energy potential in Waddington's
differentiation landscape, Sci. Rep. 3, Article number: 3039,
2013.

L.
C. Kwek, S. Severini, H. Su (Editors), The
Korepin Festschrift: from Statistical Mechanics to Quantum
Information Science: A Collection of Articles Written in Honor of
the 60th Birthday of Vladimir Korepin, World Scientific, 2013.
[Amazon]
See also L.C. Kwek, S. Severini, H.B. Su (guest Eds.), The
Korepin Festschrift: From Statistical Mechanics to Quantum
Information Science  A Collection of Articles Written in Honor of
the 60th Birthday of Vladimir Korepin, Int. J. Mod Phys B Vol.
26, No. 27&28 (2012). Preface

C. Banerji, S.
Severini, A. E. Teschendorff, Network
Transfer Entropy and Metric Space for Causality Inference, Phys.
Rev. E 87, 052814 (2013). arXiv:1303.0231
[condmat.disnn]

V. Nicosia, T.
Machida, R. Wilson, E. Hancock, N. Konno, V. Latora, S. Severini,
Coevolution
of networks and quantum dynamics: a generalization of the
BarabásiAlbert model of preferential attachment, J.
Stat. Mech. (2013)
P08016.
arXiv:1302.0887
[physics.socph]

A. Cabello, M.
GeoffreyParker, G. Scarpa, S. Severini, Exclusive
disjunction structures and graph representatives of local
complementation orbits, J.
Math. Phys. 54,
072202 (2013).
arXiv:1211.4250v1
[quantph]

V.
Giovannetti, S. Severini, The Kirchhoff's
MatrixTree Theorem revisited: counting spanning trees with the
quantum relative entropy, Advances in Network Complexity, A.
Mowshowitz M. Dehmer, and F.
EmmertStreib
(Eds.),
WileyVCH, 2013. arXiv:1102.2398v1
[quantph]

D.
Burgarth, D. D'Alessandro, L. Hogben, S. Severini, M. Young, Zero
forcing, linear and quantum controllability for systems evolving on
networks, IEEE
Trans.
Automat.
Contr., Vol. 99 (2013).
arXiv:1111.1475v1
[quantph]

T. H. Hall, S.
Severini, Locality
for quantum systems on graphs depends on the number field, J.
Phys. A: Math. Theor. 46
295301 (2013). arXiv:1204.3681v1
[quantph]

K. T. Arasu, S.
Severini, E. Velten, Block
weighing matrices, Cryptogr.
Commun.,
5 (2013), 201207.

L. Mancinska, G.
Scarpa, S. Severini, Generalized
KochenSpecker sets relate Quantum Coloring to EntanglementAssisted
Channel Capacity, IEEE
Trans. Inf. Theory, vol.
59:6
(2013), 18.

S. Janson, S.
Severini, An example of
graph limits of growing sequences of random graphs, Journal of
Combinatorics, Volume 4, Number 1, 67–80, 2013.
arXiv:1206.4586v1
[math.CO]

Z.H. Chen, O.
Guehne, Z.H. Ma, S. Severini, Estimating
entanglement monotones with a generalization of the Wootters
formula, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 200503 (2012). arXiv:1207.2889v1
[quantph] arXiv:1207.1111v1
[quantph]. Extended abstract in “AQIS2012,
Asian Quantum Information Science Conference, 2326 August, Suzhou,
China”.

Z.H. Chen, Z.H.
Ma, S. Han, S.M. Fei, S. Severini, Improved
bounds on negativity of superpositions, QIC, Vol. 12, No. 11&12
(2012) 0983–0988.

Z.H. Chen, Z.H.
Ma, J.L. Chen, S. Severini, Improved
lower bounds on generalizedmultipartiteentanglement concurrence,
Phys.
Rev. A 85, 062320 (2012). arXiv:1205.3057v1
[quantph]

H. Buhrman, P. T.
S. van der Gulik, S. Severini, D. Speijer, A mathematical model of
kinetoplastid mitochondrial gene scrambling advantage, February
2012. arXiv:1307.1163
[qbio.PE]

C.
Godsil, S. Kirkland, S. Severini, J. Smith, Numbertheoretic
nature of communication in quantum spin systems, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 109, 050502 (2012). arXiv:1201.4822v1
[quantph] Here is a talk by S. Kirkland on this: State
Transfer in Quantum Spin Networks and the Matrix Exponential,
April 2013.

R.
Duan, S. Severini, A. Winter, On
zeroerror communication via quantum channels in the presence of
noiseless feedback, August 2011. [QIP2012]

J.
West, L. Lacasa, S. Severini, A. E. Teschendorff, Approximate
entropy of network parameters, Phys. Rev. E 85, 046111 (2012).
arXiv:1201.0045v1
[condmat.disnn]

J.
West, G. Bianconi, S. Severini, A. E. Teschendorff, Differential
network entropy reveals cancer system hallmarks, Sci. Rep. 2 :
802, 2012. See
also this version here: arXiv:1202.3015v1
[qbio.MN]. This is a talk by James West on the topic: Entropy
in the cancer cell, MoN11: Eleventh Mathematics of Networks
meeting – University of Warwick.

G.
Scarpa, S. Severini, On
KochenSpecker sets and the rank1 quantum chromatic number,
IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 99 (2012). arXiv:1106.0712v1
[quantph] Extended abstract in “15^{th}
Workshop
in Quantum Information Processing, QIP2012,
1216 December, 2011, Montreal, Canada”. [Price for the Best
Artistic Poster] Poster

R.
Duan, S. Severini, A. Winter,
Zeroerror
communication via quantum channels and a quantum Lovasz theta
function,
IEEE
Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. PP:99 (2012). This is the extended journal
version of the following conference paper: Zeroerror communication
via quantum channels and a quantum Lovasz theta function, 2011 IEEE
International Symposium on Information Theory (IEEE ISIT 2011).
Available at IEEEXplore
[Talks]

S.
P. Jordan, T. Mansour, S. Severini, On
the degeneracy of SU(3)_k topological phases, Russ. J. Math.
Phys, Volume
19, Number 1,
(2012) 2126. arXiv:1009.0114v1
[math.CO]

K.
Anand, G. Bianconi, S. Severini, The Shannon
and the Von Neumann entropy of random networks with heterogeneous
expected degrees, Phys. Rev. E 83, 036109 (2011).
arXiv:1011.1565v2
[condmat.disnn]

K.
Zhao, A. Halu, S. Severini, G. Bianconi, Entropy
rate of nonequilibrium growing networks, Phys. Rev. E 84,
066113 (2011). arXiv:1109.0940v1
[condmat.disnn]

W.
van Dam, V. M. Kendon, S. Severini (Editors), Theory
of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography, 5th
Conference, TQC 2010, Leeds, UK, April 2010, Revised Selected
Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6519, Springer.

G.
Gutin, M. Mansour, S. Severini, A
characterization of horizontal visibility graphs and combinatorics
on words, Physica
A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 390, Issue 12,
15 June 2011, Pages 24212428.
arXiv:1010.1850v1
[physics.dataan]

S.
Kirkland, S. Severini, Spin
systems dynamics and faults detection in threshold networks,
Phys. Rev. A 83, 012310 (2011). arXiv:1009.3394v1
[quantph]

W.
Du, X. Li, Y. Li, S. Severini, A
note on the von Neumann entropy of random graphs, Linear Algebra
Appl., 443: 1112 (2010), 17221725.

A.
E. Teschendorff, S. Severini, Increased
entropy of signal transduction in the cancer metastasis phenotype,
BMC Systems Biology 2010, 4:104. arXiv:1007.0876v1
[qbio.MN] Qualified as 'Highly accessed'; Featured.

R.
Duan, S. Severini, A. Winter,
Zeroerror
communication via quantum channels, noncommutative graphs and a
quantum Lovasz theta function, February
2010. arXiv:1002.2514v1
[quantph]

S.
Severini,
The
3dimensional cube is the only periodic, connected cubic graph with
perfect state transfer,
2010
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 254 012012 (invited paper in “Quantum
Groups, Quantum Foundations, and Quantum Information: a Festschrift
for Tony Sudbery”).
arXiv:1001.0674v1
[quantph]

A.
Casaccino, S. Mancini, S. Severini, Entanglement
manipulation via dynamics in multiple quantum spin systems,
Quantum. Inf. Process. June 07, 2010. arXiv:0912.5499v1
[quantph]

A.
Hamma, F. Markopoulou, F. Caravelli, S. Lloyd, S. Severini, K.
Markstrom, A quantum BoseHubbard
model with evolving graph as toy model for emergent spacetime,
Phys. Rev. D 81, 104032 (2010). arXiv:0911.5075v2
[grqc]

C.
Godsil, S. Severini, Control
by quantum dynamics on graphs,
Phys. Rev. A 81, 052316 (2010). arXiv:0910.5397v1
[quantph]

A.
Cosentino, S. Severini,
Weight
of quadratic forms and graph states,
Phys.
Rev. A 80, 052309 (2009).
arXiv:0906.2488v1
[quantph]

F.
Markopoulou, S. Severini,
A
note on observables for counting trails and paths in graphs,
JMMA, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2009. arXiv:0906.0043v1
[math.CO]

A.
Casaccino, S. Lloyd, S. Mancini, S. Severini,
Quantum
state transfer through a qubit network with energy shifts and
fluctuations,
Int. J. Quantum Info 7:8, 14171427 (2009). arXiv:0904.4510v1
[quantph]

T.C.
Wei, S. Severini,
Matrix
permanent and entanglement of permutation symmetric states,
J.
Math. Phys. 51, 092203 (2010).
arXiv:0905.0012v1
[quantph]

S.
Vazquez, S. Severini,
Perturbation
theory in a pure exchange nonequilibrium economy,
Phys. Rev. E 81, 036102 (2010). arXiv:0904.1402v1
[qfin.TR]

A.
Hamma, D. Lidar, S. Severini,
Entanglement
and area law with a fractal boundary in a topologically ordered
phase,
Phys. Rev. A 81, 010102(R) (2010). arXiv:0903.4444v1
[quantph]
[featured in PRB Kaleidoscope Images]

D.
Djokovic, S. Severini, F. Szöllösi,
Rational
Orthogonal versus
Real
Orthogonal,
ELA, Vol. 18, pp. 649673, October 2009. arXiv:0903.2853v1
[math.CO]

S.
Bose, A. Casaccino, S. Mancini, S. Severini, Communication
in XYZ AlltoAll Quantum Networks with a Missing Link, Int. J.
Quantum Info., 2009, v.7, no. 3. arXiv:0808.0748v2
[quantph]

A.
Hamma, T. Mansour, S. Severini, Diffusion
on an Ising Chain with Kinks, Phys. Lett. A.,
Volume
373, Issue 31 (2009), Pages 26222628. arXiv:0806.4812v1
[math.CO]

S.
Klavzar, S. Severini, Tensor
2sums and entanglement,
J.
Phys. A: Math. Theor. 43 212001 Fast Track Comm. arXiv:0909.1039v2
[math.CO]

S.
Flammia, S. Severini, Weighing
matrices and optical quantum computing, J. Phys A: Math. Theor.
42 065302 (2009). arXiv:0808.2057v1
[quantph]

A.
Hamma, F. Markopoulou, I. PremontSchwarz, S. Severini,
LiebRobinson
bounds and the speed of light from topological order, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 102, 017204 (2009). arxiv:0808.2495v1
[quantph]

F.
Passerini, S. Severini, The
von Neumann entropy of networks,
December
2008. arXiv:0812.2597v1
[condmat.disnn].
See also Quantifying
complexity in networks: the von Neumann entropy,
in John Symons and Jorge Louçã (Eds.): Social
structures in communication networks, Int.
J. Agent Tech. Sys., Vol. 1, Issue 4. A version with title
“Quantifying Disorder in Networks: The von Neumann Entropy”
has been published in the book “Developments in Intelligent
Agent Technologies and MultiAgent Systems: Concepts and
Applications” (G. Trajkovski Ed.), IGI Global, 2011.

D.
Cheung , D. Maslov, S. Severini, Translation
Techniques Between Quantum Circuit Architectures, Nov 2012.

S.
Severini, Graphs of unitary matrices, Ars Comb., XC, January 2009.
arXiv:math/0303084v3
[math.CO]

A.
Bernasconi, C. Godsil, S. Severini, Quantum
Networks on Cubelike Graphs, Phys. Rev. A 78,052320 (2008).
arXiv:0808.0510v1
[quantph]

T.
Mansour, S. Severini, Counting
paths in Bratteli diagrams for SU(2)_k, EPL 86 33001.
arXiv:0806.4809v1
[math.CO]

M.
Arzano, A. Hamma, S. Severini, Hidden
entanglement at the Planck scale: loss of unitarity and the
information paradox, Mod. Phys. Lett. A25:437445, 2010.
arXiv:0806.2145v1
[hepth].
See also "A black hole's secret files: hiding information at
the Planck scale", Essay for “The Gravity Research
Foundation”, 2008.

A.
Casaccino, E. Galvao, S. Severini, Extrema
of discrete Wigner functions and applications, Phys. Rev. A 78,
022310 (2008). arXiv:0805.3466v1
[quantph]

S.
Severini, Nondiscriminatory
Propagation on Trees, J. Phys A: Math. Theor. 41 482002 (2008),
Fast Track Comm. arXiv:0805.0181v1
[math.CO]

T.
Konopka, F. Markopoulou, S. Severini, Quantum
Graphity: a model of emergent locality, Phys. Rev. D. 77, 104029
(2008). arXiv:0801.0861v1
[hepth].
See also the Cover Story of New
Scientist magazine, 3 May, 2008. M. Marshall, "Knowing
the mind of God: Seven theories of everything",
New
Scientist
(4
March 2010). K. Smith, Big
Bang theory challenged by big chill, 20 August, 2012.

M.
Batty, A. Casaccino, A. Duncan, S. Rees, S. Severini, An
application of the DeutschJozsa algorithm to formal languages and
the word problem for groups, LNCS 5106, Springer, 2008.
arXiv:0801.2801v1
[quantph]

D.
Emms, S. Severini, R. Wilson, E. Hancock, Coined
quantum walks lift the cospectrality of graphs and trees,
Pattern
Recognition, Vol 42, Issue 9 (2008), 19882002. [PDF]
 R.
Hildebrand, S. Mancini, S. Severini, Combinatorial
laplacians and positivity under partial transpose, Math. Struct.
in Comp. Science (2008), vol. 18, pp. 205–219.
arXiv:cs.CC/0607036

M.
Schork, T. Mansour, S. Severini, Noncrossing
normal ordering for functions of boson operators, Internat. J.
Theoret. Phys., Vol. 47, No 3 (2008), 832849.
arXiv:quantph/0607074
]. [Schork, T. Mansour, Commutation
Relations, Normal Ordering, and Stirling Numbers, Chapman and
Hall/CRC, 2015, is a very nice book.]

Q.H.
Hou, T. Mansour, S. Severini, Partial
transpose of permutation matrices, Integers, The Electronic
Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory, Vol. 8:1, (2008).
arXiv:0709.3547v1
[math.CO]

S.
Severini, F. Szöllösi, A
further look into combinatorial orthogonality, ELA, Vol. 17
(2008) pp. 376388. arXiv:0709.3651v1
[math.CO]

M.
Schork, T. Mansour, S. Severini, A
generalization of the boson normal ordering, Phys. Letters A,
364 (2007). arXiv:quantph/0608081v2

S.
Braunstein, S. Ghosh, S. Severini, Estimation
of pure qubits on circles, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 (2007)
18091834. arXiv:quantph/0412101v1
[IOP
Select  Best papers of 2006]

L.
Clarisse, S. Ghosh, A. Sudbery, S. Severini, The
disentangling power of unitaries, Physics Letters A, 365 (2007).
arXiv:quantph/0611075v2

S.
Mancini, S. Severini, The
Quantum Separability Problem for Gaussian States, Electron.
Notes Theor. Comput. Sci., 169, Elsevier Sci. B. V., Amsterdam,
2007. arXiv:cs/0603047v2
[cs.CC]

N.
Grayson , T. Keef, S. Severini, R. Twarock, SelfAssembly
of Viral Capsids via a Hamiltonian Paths Approach: The Case of
Bacteriophage MS2, Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) 2007. poster

T.
Mansour, S. Severini, Enumeration
of (k,2)noncrossing partitions, Discrete Math. 308:20 (2008)
45704577. arXiv:0808.1157v1
[math.CO]

N.
Saxena, S. Severini, I. Shparlinski, Parameters
of circulant integral graphs and periodic quantum dynamics, Int.
J. Quantum Info 5, 417430 (2007). arXiv:quantph/0703236v1

M.
Schork, T. Mansour, S. Severini, Wick’s
theorem for qdeformed boson operators, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.
40 (2007) 83938401. arXiv:quantph/0703086v1

P.
J. Cameron, A. Montanaro, M. Newman, S. Severini, A. Winter, On
the quantum chromatic number of a graph, The Electronic Journal
of Combinatorics, R81 of Volume 14(1), 2007.
arXiv:quantph/0608016v3

T. Mansour, S.
Severini, Grid
polygons from permutations and their enumeration by the kernel
method, Proceedings of The 19th International Conference on
Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC2007), July
26, 2007. Nankai University, Tianjin, China. arXiv:math/0603225v1
[math.CO]

G.
Gutin, A. Rafiey, S. Severini, A. Yeo, Hamilton
Cycles in Digraphs of Unitary Matrices, Discrete Appl. Math. 173
(2006), no. 13, 6778. arXiv:math/0409228v2
[math.CO]

S.
Severini, Universal
quantum computation with unlabeled qubits, J. Phys. A: Math.
Theor. 39 (2006) 85078515. arXiv:quantph/0601078v3

D.
Emms, S. Severini, R. Wilson, E. Hancock, A
matrix representation of graphs and its spectrum as a graph
invariant, The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, R34, Volume
13(1), 2006. arXiv:quantph/0505026v2
[See also K. J. Guo, Quantum
Walks on Strongly Regular Graphs, Master Dissertation,
University of Waterloo, 2010.]

S.
Severini, On the
structure of the adjacency matrix of the line digraph of a regular
digraph, Discrete Appl. Math. 154 (2006), no 12, 16631665.
arXiv:quantph/0210055v3

S.
Braunstein, S. Ghosh, S. Severini, The
laplacian of a graph as a density matrix: a basic combinatorial
approach to separability of mixed states, Ann. Comb., 10:3
(2006), 291317. arXiv:quantph/0406165v2

S.
Severini, Twocolorable
graph states with maximal Schmidt measure, Physics Letters A,
356 (2006). arXiv:quantph/0511147v1

T.
J. Osborne, S. Severini, Quantum
Algorithms and Covering Spaces, Quantum Computers and Computing,
6:1 (2006), 122. arXiv:quantph/0403127v3

S.
Braunstein, S. Ghosh, T. Mansour, S. Severini, R. Wilson, Some
families of density matrices for which separability is easily
tested, Phys. Rev. A, 73:1, 012320 (2006).
arXiv:quantph/0508020v3

K.
B. Reid, R. Lundgren, S. Severini, D. Stewart, Quadrangularity
and Strong Quadrangularity in Tournaments, Australas. J. Combin.
34 (2006), 247260. arXiv:math/0409474v1
[math.CO]

C.
Bebeacua, T. Mansour, A. Postnikov, S. Severini, On the Xrays of
permutations, ENDM, Vol. 20, 2005. arXiv:math/0506334v1
[math.CO] [Featured
in
Jeux
et Mathématiques]

L.
Clarisse, S. Ghosh, S. Severini, A. Sudbery, Entangling
power of permutations, Phys. Rev. A 72, 012314 (2005).
arXiv:quantph/0502040v2

G.
Gutin, N. Jones, A. Rafiey, S. Severini, A. Yeo, Mediated
Digraphs and Quantum Nonlocality, Discrete Appl. Math. 150
(2005), no. 13, 4150. arXiv:math/0411653v2
[math.CO]

S.
Severini, On
the digraph of a unitary matrix, SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl.
(SIMAX), 25:1 (2003), 295300. arXiv:math/0205187v2
[math.CO]
Meetings
(Discontinued...)
The
6th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their
Applications, November 29  December 01 2017, Lyon, France. (PC
member)
Analysis
in Quantum Information Theory, Institut Henri Poincaré,
Paris, France September 4th  December 15th 2017, Main Conference
"Quantum Information Theory", Institut Henri Poincaré,
1115 December 2017. (Invited speaker)
Quantum
Physics of Information, KITP, University of California, Santa
Barbara, 20 Nov  9 Dec. (Invited participant)
Research
program in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Processing
(QCQIP) at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences (AMSS) of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 9 Nov  19 Nov. (Invited
speaker)
1st
Workshop on Quantum Techniques in Machine Learning, QTML 2017,
Verona, Italy, November 68, 2017. (Program Committee)
Zero
forcing and its applications, Jan 30Feb 3, 2017, American
Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, CA (Coorganizer with Shaun
Fallat and Michael Young)
LMS
Research School Combinatorics and Operators in Quantum Information
Theory, Queen’s University, Belfast, 59 September 2016.
(Coorganizer with Ivan Todorov)
 13th
Central European Quantum Information Processing Workshop, 1619
June 2016, Valtice, Czech Republic. (Invited speaker)

Logical
Structures in Computation, Simons Institute, Berkeley, CA, Aug
17Dec 16, 2016. (Long term invited participant)

International
Summer School on Complex Networks, Bertinoro, Italy, July 1115
2016. (Invited lecturer)

A
workshop on Contextuality as a Resource in Quantum Computation,
2022 June 2016, London, UK. (Coorganizer with Samson Abramsky,
Nadish de Silva, Rui Soares Barbosa)

21st
Century: Leah Clements, 'Beside',
Chisenhale
Gallery Tuesday, 8
December 2015. (Invited panellist)

Zeroerror
information, Operators, and Graphs Barcelona, 2527 November
2015. (Organizer with Andreas Winter and Giannicola Scarpa)
Workshop
on Quantum Correlations, Contextuality and All That... Again,
Natal,
November 913, 2015. (Invited participant)
 Doctoral
Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science
(MEMICS), Telč, Czech Republic, October 2325, 2015. (Invited
lecturer)

International
Symposium on Complex Systems, Grenoble, 1417 September 2015.
(PC member)

30º
Colóquio Brasileiro de Matemática, Matemática
da Teoria Quântica, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, 2631 July 2015.
(Invited speaker)

Network
Geometry Workshop, QMUL, 16 July 2015, London. (Invited speaker)
15th
Asian Quantum Information Science Conference, August 2430,
2015, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Seoul, Korea.
(Subreviewer; Long contributed talk by Runyao Duan)
 The
10th Conference on the Theory
of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC15),
Université libre de Bruxelles, 20–22 May 2015.
(Steering committee member)

12th
Central European Quantum Information Processing Workshop (CEQIP15),
1821 June 2015, Telč, Czech Republic. (PC member)

Citizen
Science 2015 (CitSci2015), San Jose, California, 1112 February
2015. (PC member)

Workshop
on Quantum Metrology, Interaction, and Causal Structure,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 15 December 2014. (Invited
speaker)

Postquantum
research: addressing future challenges and directions, INI,
Cambridge, UK, 1819 September 2014. (Invited speaker) Video

Symposium
on Integrability and Exact Solvability as Avatars of Symmetry,
Centre
de recherches mathématiques (CRM), Montreal, QC, 2529 August
2014. (Invited speaker)

Interdisciplinary
Symposium on Complex Systems: Florence, Italy, 1518 September
2014. (PC member)

International
School on Complex Systems, Bertinoro, Italy, July 1418, 2014.
(Invited lecturer)

New
Frontiers of Quantum Information, Ascoli Piceno, Italy, July
711, 2014. (Invited speaker)

Algebraic
Combinatorics: Spectral Graph Theory, ErdosKoRado Theorems and
Quantum Information Theory, A Conference to celebrate the work
of Chris Godsil, Fields Institute, Toronto, ON, June 2327, 2014.
(Invited speaker)

11th
Central European Quantum Information Processing Workshop,
Znojmo, Czech Republic, 58 June 2014. (Invited speaker; PC member)

The
9th Conference on the
Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography,
will be held at the Ngee
Ann Kongsi Auditorium, University Town, National University of
Singapore from 2123 May 2014. (Steering
committee member)

Quantum Information
Paris (QuPa), Institut H.
Poincare, Paris, France, 27 March 2014. (Invited speaker)

Capacity
of Communication, Queen's University, Belfast, UK, 715 March
2014. (Invited speaker)

The
3^{rd}
Citizen
Cyberscience Summit,
London, UK, 2022 February, 2014. (Invited speaker)
 Workshop
on Quantum Correlations, Contextuality and All That, Natal,
December 913, 2013. (Invited speaker)

Heilbronn
Quantum Algorithms Meeting, Newton
Institute for Mathematical Science, Cambridge, 2728 November 2013.
(Invited speaker).

Video
of the talk: Graph
Isomorphism: quantum ideas

UCLParis
Quantum Connection, UCL, 45 November, 2013; including Peter
Shor's public lecture. (Coorganizer)

Interdisciplinary
Symposium on Complex Systems, Prague, Czech Republic, 1013
September 2013. (PC member)

Topological
Quantum Matter, Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, University
of Edinburgh, 23 September 2013. (Invited participant)

Mathematical
Challenges in Quantum Information, Newton Institute for
Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, AugustDecember 2013 (Visiting
Fellow)

Quantum
Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 25 July 2013. (Invited speaker)

18th
Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS),
Providence, Rhode Island, USA on June 37, 2013. Advances in
Combinatorial Matrix Theory and its Applications (Invited speaker)

IQC
Workshop on Quantum Computation and Complex Networks, Institute
for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Ontario, 2426 May, 2013.
(Coorganizer)

The
8^{th}
Conference
on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography,
TQC2013,
Guelph, Ontario, 2123 May, 2013. (PC Chair).

The Oxford Future
of Science Conference, Rigour
and Openess in 21^{st}
Century Science,
1112 April 2013, Oxford. (Invited speaker)

Science
Hackday in London, Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 March
2013. (Invited speaker)

UKRussia
Frontiers of Science, Kazan, Russia, 1115 March 2013. (Invited
delegate) [Local
website] [kpfu.ru]
[itartass]

Second
International Workshop on Adiabatic Quantum Computation,
Institute of Physics, London, UK, 68 March 2013. (Coorganizer)

Positive
Semidefinite Zeroforcing and Applications, Banff
International Research
Station
for
Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2330
September, 2012. (Organizer)

Timevarying
Complex Network Analysis, University of Cambridge, 19th
September 2012. (Invited participant)

Quantum
Africa 2, 37 September, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa.
(Invited
keynote speaker)

International
Workshop on Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Processing,
August 31September 2, 2012, Beijing, China. (Invited speaker)

Quantum
Physics of Information, Summer School & Workshop, Shanghai
JiaoTong University, 2228 August 2012. (Lecturer; Program
committee) [2728, Satellite
workshop of AQIS2012]
[organized by David Cai, Runyao Duan, Andreas Winter, and me]

2012
Shanghai Conference in Algebraic Combinatorics, Shanghai
JiaoTong University, 1722 August 2012. (Contribute speaker)

2012
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, June 18th22nd,
Valencia, Spain. (Invited speaker)

The
2012 South African School and Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of
Quantum Information and Quantum Computing, African Institute for
Mathematical Sciences, AIMS, Cape Town, South Africa. (Lecturer)

First
Cambridge Networks Day, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, 18
May. (Invited Speaker)

Kavli
Royal Society International Scientific Centre – Function
Prediction in Complex Networks, 2829 May 2012. (Invited
participant/speaker)

Quantum
Technologies Programme 2012, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 24
April, 2012. (Speaker)

BAMC
2012, British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2012, 2729 March
2012. Minisymposium “Quantum Information”. (Invited
speaker)

Operator
structures in quantum information theory, Banff
International Research
Station
for
Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 26
February 2 March, 2012. (Invited participant)

Interdisciplinary
Symposium on Complex Systems, September 1925, 2012, Kos Island,
Greece. (Programme committee) Alan
Turing Year

Joint
Mathematics Meetings, AMS
Special Session on Matrices and Graphs, and AMS
Special Session on Mathematical Theory of Control of Quantum
Systems, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center,
Boston Marriott Hotel, and Boston Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA,
January 47, 2012. (Invited speaker)

Newton
International Fellowship Day, The Royal Society, 25 October 2011.
(Invited speaker / Q&A panelist)

UCL
Town Meeting – Quantum Information and Quantum Technology,
November 9, 2011. (Programme comittee)

2011
Workshop on Algebraic Combinatorics, 1518 September 2011,
Shanghai JiaoTong University. (Invited speaker)

Quantum
Information Workshop, Benasque, Centro
de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, July
2011. (Participant)

Quantum
Information: Codes, Geometry and Random Structures, Centre de
recherches mathematiques (CRM), Montreal, 2426/10, 2011. (Invited
speaker)

14^{th}
Workshop
in Quantum Information Processing, QIP2011,
1014 January, 2011, Singapore. Presentation Pdf
(Contributed talk)

Algebraic
Graph Theory Workshop, Banff
International Research
Station
for
Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2429
April, 2011. (Invited Speaker)

Annual
International Academic Conference on Quantum and Molecular
Computing, QMC 2011,
Singapore, 1516 August 2011. (Technical Committee)

EuroComb'11,
Budapest, August 29September 2, 2011, Rényi Institute.
(Referee)

7th
Slovenian International Conference on Graph Theory, Bled,
Slovenia, June 1924, 2011. Minisymposium: Information Theory of
Graphs (Invited speaker)

5th
AsianPacific Conference on Quantum Information Science, in
conjunction with the Festschrift in honour of Vladimir Korepin,
Singapore, 2528 May 2011. (Programme Committee)

3rd
biennial Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference
(CanaDAM) May 31June 3, 2011, University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
(Invited speaker)

Interdisciplinary
Symposium on Complex Systems, 9th International Conference of
Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Halkidiki,
Greece, September 1925, 2011. (Programme Committee)

The
6th
Conference
on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography,
TQC2011, Madrid,
2426 May 2011. (Programme Committee)

The
5th Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and
Cryptography, TQC2010,
University of Leeds, 1315 April, 2010. (Cochair of the Programme
Committee together with Wim van Dam)

The
3th Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and
Cryptography, TQC2008,
The University of Tokyo, January 301 February, 2008. (Contributed
talk)

International
Program on Quantum Information (IPQI),
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, Jan 4th30th,
2010. (Invited lecturer)

Collaborative
Research Group for Mathematics of Quantum Information, Pacific
Institute for Mathematics Sciences (PIMS), Vancouver, BC, 20102012.
(Affiliate)

The
19th International Linear Algebra Society Conference, ILAS
2010, Pisa, 2125 June, 2010. Minisymposium: Linear Algebra and
Quantum Information Processing. (Programme Committee)

DocSpot:
Monsters From The Id, The Barbican, London, 26 May 2010. (Q&A
panelist)

AMS
2010 Fall
Southeastern Section Meeting, Richmond, VA, November 67, 2010.
Special
Session on Minimum Rank Problems. (Invited Speaker)

VideoClocks
Workshop, NABA, The New Academy of
Fine Arts, Milan (24 hours workshop), December 2009. (Lecturer with
Giuseppe Ragazzini)

CombPhys
II: "Quantum and Combinatorics" (Zakopane, Poland,
2009). (Invited speaker)

Italian
Quantum Information Science Conference, 2009,
58
November 2009, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. (Contributed
talk)

Italian
Quantum Information Science Conference, 2008,
2429 October 2008, Palazzo Ducale, Camerino, Italy. (Contributed
talk)

CMS/CSHPM
Summer Meeting 2009. Memorial University of
Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland,
June
6  8, 2009. (Invited speaker: Scientific Session on Algebraic
Combinatorics)

Quantum
Information and Graph Theory: emerging connections, Perimeter
Institute for Theoretical Physics, April
28  May 2, 2008. (Organizing Committee)

Joint
International Meeting of the AMS and Shanghai Math Society,
December
1721, 2008, Shanghai,
Peoples Republic of China. (Invited speaker: Special
Session on Combinatorics and Discrete Dynamical Systems)

Emergent
Gravity, August 2529, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology / Center for Theoretical Physics.

2007
International Conference on Combinatorial Physics, 2427
November, Krakow, Poland. (Invited speaker)

The
19th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic
Combinatorics (FPSAC2007), July 26, 2007, Nankai University,
Tianjin, China. (Contributed talk)

QCQC2007,
Centre for Theoretical
Studies, IIT Kharagpur,
India, December
1113, 2007. (Invited speaker)

ERATO
conference on Quantum Information Science 2005, August 2630,
2005  National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation "Nihon
Kagaku Miraikan", JST, Tokyo, Japan. (Contributed talk)

KIASKAIST
Workshop on Quantum Information Science, Seoul, 2224 August
2005. (Invited speaker)

20th
British Combinatorial Conference
University
of Durham, 1115 July 2005. (Contributed talk)

Rutgers
Experimental Mathematics Seminar, 16 June, 2005, Rutgers
University, Department of Mathematics and
the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
(DIMACS).
(Invited
speaker; host: Doron
Zeilberger)

The
third conference on permutation patterns (PP2005), May 29–June
3, 2005, University of Haifa, Israel. (Invited speaker)

1st
AsiaPacific Conference on Quantum Information Science, Tainan,
Taiwan, December 1013, 2004. (Invited speaker)

Fifth
Haifa Workshop on Interdisciplinary Applications of Graph
theory, Combinatorics, and Algorithms
(Honoring
Michael O. Rabin), May 1619, 2005, CRI, Haifa, Israel. (Contributed
talk)

The
Third Haifa Workshop on Interdisciplinary Applications of Graph,
Combinatorics, and Algorithms (Honoring Peter Hammer), May
2729, 2003, 2003, CRI, Haifa, Israel. (Contributed talk)

Eurocomb'03,
Prague, Czech Republic, 812 September, 2003. (Contributed talk)
Some
references

Quantum information
and graphs: In 2008, at the Perimeter
Institute for Theoretical Physics, we organized a conference
titled Quantum
Information and Graph Theory: emerging connections. Below is an
incomplete list of references on this topic (Oct 2011): Graph
states: R.
Raussendorf, D.E. Browne, H.J. Briegel, Measurementbased quantum
computation with cluster states, Phys. Rev. A 68, 022312 (2003).
arXiv:quantph/0301052v2;
M.
Hein, W. Dür, J. Eisert, R. Raussendorf, M. Van den Nest, H.J.
Briegel, Entanglement in Graph States and its Applications,
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico
Fermi" on "Quantum Computers, Algorithms and Chaos",
Varenna, Italy, July, 2005. arXiv:quantph/0602096v1.
State transfer on spin systems: M. Christandl, N. Datta, T. C.
Dorlas, A. Ekert, A. Kay, A. J. Landahl, Perfect
Transfer of Arbitrary States in Quantum Spin Networks, Phys. Rev. A
71, 032312 (2005). arXiv:quantph/0411020v2;
C.
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[math.CO] Final
projects 201314 (COMP3091, COMPM091): 1) A
new measure of complexity for graphs:
Perfect
graphs form an important family of graphs. In fact, many hard
problems can be solved efficiently for perfect graphs by using the
ellipsoid method for linear programming or ad hoc combinatorial
techniques. Trivially perfect graphs are a subfamily of perfect
graphs. The project consists on studying a technique to turn a
generic graph into a trivially perfect graph via a sequence of
operations. The minimum number of operations can be interpreted as a
new measure of graph complexity, with potential applications in the
analysis of big data. The project consists on (1) writing a computer
programme to implement the operations and (2) classify graphs
according to the new measure of complexity. 2) A
new measure of similarity for graph:
Measures
of similarity for the vertices of a graph are important because they
can help to determine similarity in big data (e.g., members of a
social networks, companies in a large economy, biological data,
etc.). The project consists on (1) writing a computer programme to
implement a new measure of similarity based on a graph distance
introduced by Chartrand, Kubicki, and Schultz in late 90s, (2) apply
the measure to real world data, and (3) check the performance
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polymath blog, ShtetlOptimized.
The CV
of Leonardo da Vinci. Open problem: Minimizing
the gate length in a logic circuit (5/2/14). G. Grimmett, The
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C. Hancart et T. Lecroq, Algorithmique
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Patterns in Strings,
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World Scientific Publishing Co., 1994, 243 pages. J. Spencer, Nine
Lectures on Random Graphs. D. Sculley and Carla E. Brodley,
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How
journals like Nature,
Cell and
Science
are damaging
science: The incentives offered by top journals distort science,
just as big bonuses distort banking.
P. Di Francesco, Integrable
combinatorics, ICMP2012. Bioconductor,
Open Source Software for Bioinformatics. "A scientist should be
judged not by his (papers) prizes or other honours bestowed upon
him, but by the quality of the people he has helped to produce. Let
these works speak for themselves." (Brenner); “Mathematics
is the art of giving the same name to different things: Politics is
the art of giving different names to the same thing.”
(Severi).
Mohammad Bavarian, Peter W. Shor, Information Causality,
SzemerédiTrotter and Algebraic Variants of CHSH,
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[quantph]. D. Stahlke, Entanglement
and interference resources in quantum computation and communication,
PhD Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, July 2014.
(Congratulations!). CP projects at CoMPLEX should be written in
LaTeX. A good introduction to LaTeX is "Essential
LaTeX" . I like this book: Information,
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[condmat.statmech] Computational
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Cambridge 2009 (video). Luca Trevisan, Lecture
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Complexity: A Modern Approach, by Arora and Barak. Moni Naor,
Complexity
theory, 2005. "The sprawling web of known relations among
complexity classes", link
to the zoo. Michael Garey and David Johnson: Computers and
Intractability  A Guide to the Theory of NPcompleteness; Freeman,
1979. Hopcroft, Ullman and Motwani,
Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation (second
edition), AddisonWesley, 2001 website.
Christos
Papadimitriou, Elements of the theory of computation
(PrenticeHall 1982, with Harry Lewis, second edition September
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Complexity Web Log. Chee
K. Yap: Introduction to Complexity Classes. Antonina
Kolokolova lecture
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(reprise): Xiaodong
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Information
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fundamental problem of computer science is to determine the relative
efficiencies of different data structures for representing a given
problem (Rivest & Vuillemin, 1976). Homomorphisms:
Graph
drawing: Graph limits: Borgs,
Christian; Chayes, Jennifer; Lovász, László;
Sós, Vera T.; Vesztergombi, Katalin Counting graph
homomorphisms. Topics in discrete mathematics, 315–371,
Algorithms Combin., 26, Springer, Berlin, 2006. Borgs,
Christian; Chayes,
Jennifer; Lovász,
László; Sós,
Vera T.; Szegedy,
Balázs; Vesztergombi,
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Proceedings of the 38th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing,
261–270,
ACM,
New York, 2006.
Diaconis,
Persi; Holmes,
Susan; Janson,
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Mathematical Society Colloquium Publications, 60. American
Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2012.
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Béla; Janson,
Svante; Riordan,
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(2012),
no.
3, 187–231. Janson,
Svante Quasirandom graphs and graph limits. European
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no.
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at IAS by Lovász. Ramsey
numbers: H.
Haanpaa, Computational
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of graphs, a database of interesting graphs, Discrete Applied
Mathematics, 161 (2013), 311314. hog.grinvin.org.
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references: A. M. Childs, D. Gosset, Z. Webb, The
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result about the XY Hamiltonian; recall that QMP is a plausible
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of Canonical Colour Refinement, ESA 2013. Coarsest
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Nešetřil, The core of a graph. Algebraic graph theory
(Leibnitz, 1989). Discrete Math. 109 (1992), no. 13, 117–126.
Three problems: color refinement; coarsest equitable partition;
floyd algorithm for collisions; VC dimension; graceful labelings;
Ulam's reconctruction conjecture:
http://www.automata.rwthaachen.de/~grohe/cap/all.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconstruction_conjecture
http://folk.uio.no/taralgs/artikler/hovedfag.pdf
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ke.c. property: Bonato's
review. GI
(nice). XiaoDong Zhang, A
survey of laplacian eigenvalues. Crossing
numbers of the complete graph: history. RichterSalazar,
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functions, by Richard Stanley. Tree
bijections, by Igor Pak. SVM,
by Tristan Fletcher. Spectacular notes on “Quantum Proofs”
by Vidick and Watrous: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1610.01664v1.pdf.
Entanglement and nonlocality course by Vern Paulsen:
http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~vpaulsen/EntanglementAndNonlocality_LectureNotes_7.pdf
(very useful to learn about games/graphs/nonlocality). Good review
on the Clique
Problems. 2016: T. Gartner, A
survey of kernels for structured data. R. Hamming, You
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Hamiltonian Complexity.
Professional
service
Referee
(journals): IEEE Transactions in Information Theory, Information
Processing Letters, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A,
Physical Review E, Physical review D, Quantum Information and
Computation, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, New
Journal of Physics, Physics Letters A, Physics Letter B, Physica A,
Physica D, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Europhysics Letters,
Chinese Physics Letters, International Journal of Theoretical
Physics, International Journal of Quantum Information, Annalen der
Physik, Journal of Geometry and Physics, Proceedings of the National
Academy of Science India Section A: Physical Sciences, Modern
Physics Letters B. Acta Mathematica Sinica, Journal of Difference
Equations and Applications, Discrete Mathematics, Computers &
Mathematics with Applications, Discrete and Applied Mathematics,
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, European Journal of
Combinatorics, The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, Applicable
Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, Automatica, Applied Mathematics
Letters, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA). Journal of
Statistical Mechanics, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Central
European Journal of Mathematics, Linear Algebra and its
Applications, Pure Mathematics and Applications, Journal of Integer
Sequences, Nature Communications, Nature Physics, Complex Adaptive
Systems Modeling, Entropy, Networks, Scientific Reports,
Mathematical Programming (Series A), Natural Computing,
Nonlinearity, PLoS ONE.
Reviewer
and subreviewer (conferences): International Colloquium on
Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), Quantum Information
Processing (QIP), Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics
Conference (FPSAC), The Asian Conference on Quantum Information
Science (AQIS), European Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory
and Applications (EuroComb), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
(CDC), ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC).
Referee
(grant applications): Engineering and Physical Research Council
(EPSRC), the Royal Society, US National Security Agency (NSA) –
American Mathematical Society (AMS) Grants Scheme, European
Commission –Directorate General for Communications Networks,
Content and Technology Future & Emerging Technologies, the
Research Council of Norway, National Natural Science Foundation of
China, the Austrian Science Fund, Netherlands Organisation for
Scientific Research, Mathematics of Information Technology and
Complex Systems (MITACS), Member
of the Computer Science Evaluation Group at the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 20152017.
Editorial
work: Associate editor: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal
Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (The
Royal Society). Associate editor: Journal of Complex Networks
(Oxford University Press). Associate editor: International Journal
of Computer Mathematics (Taylor & Francis). Editorial advisor:
Special Matrices (Versita / De Gruyter). Review editor: Frontiers in
Interdisciplinary Physics (Frontiers Media S. A.). Guest editor:
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1 proceedings), with W.
van Dam and V. Kendon.
Guest
editor: World Scientific (1 multiauthor book), with L.C. Kwek and
H.B. Su. Guest editor: LIPIcs – Leibniz International
Proceedings in Informatics (1 proceeding), with F. Brandao. Guest
editor: International Journal of Modern Physics B (1 issue), with
L.C. Kwek and H.B. Su. Guest editor: Journal of Algebraic
Combinatorics (1 issue), with A. Munemasa and A. Jurisic.
Member:
Computer Science Evaluation Group at the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 20142017. (The
evaluation group meets every year for the Competition
Week in Ottawa, Ontario.)
Member:
The Royal Society International Exchanges Committee, January 2014 –
December 2016.
Advisees
Postdoctoral
researchers: Alberto Ottolenghi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
September 2016present. David Roberson, Postdoctoral Research
Associate, December 2015present. Will Matthews, Postdoctoral
Research Associate, March 2016October 2016 (then at Arm). Nadish de
Silva, Postdoctoral Research Associate, May 2015present. Fabiano
Andrade, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Computer
Science, UCL, January 2015July 2016. Nairi Usher, Research
Assistant, March 2016May 2016. Tianyu Ye, Academic Visitor, College
of Information & Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang
University, February 2014August 2015. Banghai Wang, Academic
Visitor from Guangdong University of Technology, April 2013March
2014; June 2014August 2014. Walter Vinci, Postdoctoral Research
Associate, Department of Computer Science and London Centre for
Nanotechnology, UCL, October 2012June 2014 (then at University of
Southern California). Zhihao Ma, Academic Visitor from Shanghai Jiao
Tong University, October 2011October 2012.
PhD students
(ongoing): Daniel Temko, 2014 (CoMPLEX; Secondary advisor: Trevor
Graham; Awarded a Bogue Research Fellowship, 2015, Franziska
Michor's Lab, Harvard Medical School). Octavio Zapata, 2014
(Supported by CONACYT). Josh Lockhart, 2015 (Quantum CDT, supported
by LockheedMartin; Secondary advisor: Aram Harrow, MIT). Danial
Dervovic, 2016 (Quantum CDT; Seconday advisor: John ShaweTaylor).
Andrea Rocchetto, 2016 (University of Oxford, supported by QinetiQ,
Primary advisor: Simon Benjamin), Marcello Benedetti, 2016
(supported by CQC).
Leonard Wossnig, 2017. Edward Grant, 2017.
PhD
students (completed): Chris Banerji, Department of Computer Science
and UCL Cancer Institute. Secondary advisor: Andrew Teschendorff
(PICBShanghai/UCL). October 2012July 2015. Recipient of the
INBIOMEDvision Training Challenge Prize 2012. James West, Department
of Computer Science and UCL Cancer Institute. First advisor: Andrew
Teschendorff. Thesis: Network physics in cancer and ageing. Andrea
Casaccino, PhD in Information Engineering, University of Siena /
MIT. First advisor: Enrico Martinelli. Thesis: Quantum computation
and communication with qubit systems.
MRes/MSc
(201516): Artur Guerard (Physics & Astronomy), YuChing Chang
(CSML, intern at HarperCollins), Josh Lockart (Quantum CDT), Thomas
Galley (Quantum CDT), Kyohei Koyama, Zhiguan Mu, Tianyu Cui (CSML,
interns at Invenia Labs), Ermira Zhuka (BUSICS, intern at CQC),
Kostantinos Metallinos (CSML, intern at CQC).
CoMPLEX
MRes projects (<2015): Lourdes Sriraja (final), Janos Hodsagi
(Secondary advisor: Peter Csermely, Semmelweis University), Chris
Banerji (final; Awarded the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical
Sciences Postgraduate Prize for outstanding achievements), Bobby
Bentham (C3), Thomas Wyatt (CP3), Tim Lucas (CP2), Sophie Atkinson
(CP2), James West (final).
EPSRC
Vacation Bursaries: Markos Karasamanis (then PhD student at ETH).
Nuffield
Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary Students: Abdul Bhutto,
Zahra Najib, Soomin Kim, Emma Rahman.
Visiting
students: Hairu Xu, Guangdong University of Technology, February
2014April 2014. Nadish de Silva, University of Oxford, October
2014May 2015.
Laurea:
Alessandro Cosentino, MSc in Computer Science, University of Pisa
(First advisor: Anna Bernasconi. Thesis:
On some combinatorial properties of graph states. Then PhD student
at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo).
Tommaso Gagliardoni, MSc in Mathematics, University of Perugia
(First advisor: Marco Baioletti. Thesis: Classical simulation of
quantum circuits. Then PhD student at the Centre for Advanced
Security Research Darmstadt).
Module
PHASGQ03 Quantum Communication and Computation for Quantum
Technologies (Strand 2: Quantum Computation and Algorithms), 2015
Strand
1: Quantum Cryptography (Fernando Brandao and Lluis Masanes); Strand
3: Quantum Error Correction and Fault Tolerance (Dan Browne); Strand
4: Lab: Quantum Key Distribution (Jeroen Elzerman). Notes:
reviewing Strand 1, Quantum Information Theory, from “PHASGQ01
Physics and Foundations of Quantum Technologies” thought by
Jonathan Oppenheim is useful.
Lecture
1 (24/02/15; Week 27). Recap and warmup:
Historical background, Ket/bra notation, quantum registers,
projective measurements in different bases, composite systems,
unitary evolution, classical limit and doubly stochastic matrices
vs. unitary matrices, qubits, superpositions, basic quantum gates
(Hadamard, bit flip, phase flip, phase gate, CNOT), Nocloning
theorem, diagrams and circuits, partial measurements, Hamiltonian
dynamics. Exercise: SWAP test. [Exercise: Entanglement in a Bell
pair.]
Lecture 2
(26/02/15; Week 27). From classical to quantum computation:
Entanglement (measuring entanglement), classical gates, Boolean
functions, Boolean circuits, recognizability, Thermodynamics of
computation: Landauer's principle, CCNOT, universal sets,
SolovayKitaev's theorem, function evaluation, parallelism, the
notion of query complexity, Deutsch's algorithm, DeutschJozsa's
algorithm, Exercise: measuring interference.
Lecture 3
(03/03/15; Week 28). The Fourier transform and its
applications: Simon's algorithm, Fourier transform (classical,
quantum), FFT algorithm, efficiency, quantum phase estimation (see
also Aram Harrow's lecture in December 2014), the Hidden Subgroup
Problem. Exercise: Fourier transform.
Lecture 4
(05/03/15; Week 28). Shor's factoring algorithm:
factoring, reduction to period finding, Shor's method for period
finding, continued fractions and postprocessing, Grouptheoretic
setting for the Fourier transform (representations, abelian vs.
nonabelian case). Exercise: Factoring.
Lecture 5
(09/03/15; Week 29). Walks: Graphs 101. Matrices
representing graphs. Spectrum. Random walks. Mixing. Quantum
approaches and physical intuition. Coined quantum walks. Grover
walks. Example: line. Average mixing (cycle and hypercube).
Continuous walks. State transfer on spin systems (perfect state
transfer, distance). Ambainis' Element Distinctness algorithm.
Lecture 6
(12/03/15; Week 29). Quantum
complexity theory: P,
NP, Pcomplete, PSPACE, NPcompleteness, Notion of polynomial
reductions, P vs NP question, BPP, BQP, QMA, inclusion diagrams
(classical and quantum classes). Reference: J. Watrous, Quantum
Computational Complexity, arXiv:0804.3401
[quantph]
Lecture 7
(17/03/15; Week 30). Hamiltonian
complexity [Guest lecturer: Toby
Cubitt]: Quantum
computation aims to engineer complex manybody systems to process
information in ways that would not be possible classically.
Manybody physics aims to understand the complex behaviour of
naturallyoccurring manybody systems. In a sense, they are two
sides of the same coin. We will investigate the computational
complexity of quantum manybody systems, culminating in Kitaev's
seminal proof of QMAhardness of the ground state problem for local
Hamiltonians.
Lecture 8
(18/03/15; Week 30). Grover's search: Unstructured
database search, Grover's algorithm, Grover's iterate, Geometric
argument, Search via continuous walks.
Lecture 9
(20/03/15; Week 30). Adiabatic
computation [Guest lecturer: Andrew
Green]: Amongst
the many remarkable changes in viewpoint that have occurred in
condensed matter in recent years, notions of quantum information and
entanglement are perhaps the most prominent. Adiabatic quantum
computation provides an arena where the overlap between condensed
matter physics and quantum information is most direct. Ideas and
analytical methods from quantum phase transitions, manybody
localization, outofequilibrium dynamics and the dynamics of
decoherence may all be used to assess its power and limitations and
provide a complementary view to those of the quantum information
theorists. I will review some of the basic ideas of adiabatic
computation  from the performance of an ideal computation, to the
limiting effects of the environment and how one might hope to
mitigate them. To do this, I will use tools of Langevin equations,
matrix product states and tensor networks. I will spend half an hour
or so at the blackboard introducing these ideas as appropriate
during the talk.
General
references:
J. Watrous, CPSC
519/619, University of Waterloo: Quantum
Computation, 2006.
J. Preskill,
Ph219/CS219, Caltech, Quantum Computation, 201314. Chapter
6
P. Kaye, R.
Laflamme, and M. Mosca, An Introduction to Quantum Computing, Oxford
University Press (2007).
M. A. Nielsen
and I. L. Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information,
Cambridge University Press (2000).
S. Aaronson,
PHYS771, University of Waterloo, Quantum
Computing Since Democritus, 2006.
S. Arora and B.
Barak, Complexity theory: a modern approach, (free
pdf draft), Cambridge University Press (2007).
PHASGQ03
2016: Syllabus
See general
references of 2015. Mostly similar to the 2015 lectures. Ashley
Montanaro as a guest lecturer.
Recap
and warmup:
Historical
background, Ket/bra notation, quantum registers, projective
measurements in different bases, composite systems, unitary
evolution, classical limit and doubly stochastic matrices vs. unitary
matrices, qubits, superpositions, basic quantum gates (Hadamard, bit
flip, phase flip, phase gate, CNOT), Nocloning theorem, diagrams and
circuits, partial measurements, Hamiltonian dynamics. Exercises
(C_swap). From
classical to quantum computation: Entanglement
(measuring entanglement), classical gates, Boolean functions, Boolean
circuits. A bit about thermodynamics of computation: Landauer's
principle, CCNOT, universal sets, SolovayKitaev's theorem, function
evaluation in a quantum computer, parallelism, the notion of query
complexity, Deutsch's algorithm, DeutschJozsa's algorithm, Exercise:
measuring interference. (Interference as an ingredient for quantum
speedup: the power of negative numbers in probability densities.)
The
Fourier transform and its applications: Simon's
algorithm, Fourier transform (classical, quantum), FFT algorithm,
efficiency, quantum phase estimation, Hidden Subgroup Problem (HSP).
Exercise: Fourier transform. Shor's
factoring algorithm: factoring,
reduction to period finding, Shor's method for period finding,
continued fractions and postprocessing, Grouptheoretic setting for
the Fourier transform (representations, abelian vs. nonabelian case).
Graph isomorphism as an HSP. Grover's
search: Unstructured
database search, Grover's algorithm, Grover's iterate, Geometric
argument, Search via continuous walks. Optimality. Walks:
Graphs
101: see Diestel's book.
Matrices representing graphs, Spectrum. Random walks, Mixing time and
the eigenvalue gap and limiting distributions, Quantum approaches and
physical intuition, Coined quantum walks, Grover walks (meaning, with
Grover coin), Average and instantaneous mixing (cycle and hypercube),
Continuous walks, State transfer on spin systems (perfect state
transfer, pretty good state transfer). Other
models of quantum computation: Graph
states (two definitions), the cluster state, measurement based
quantum computation, entanglement as a resource, the adiabatic
theorem, adiabatic quantum computation, eigenvalue gap (again, but in
a different context), universality, examples of algorithms (Grover
search), issues concerning adiabatic quantum computation. See this
great talk
by Andrew Childs. Quantum
complexity theory [Guest lecturer: Ashley
Montanaro]: P,
NP, Pcomplete, PSPACE, NPcompleteness, Notion of polynomial
reductions, P vs NP question, BPP, BQP, QMA, inclusion diagrams
(classical and quantum classes). Reference: J. Watrous, Quantum
Computational Complexity, arXiv:0804.3401
[quantph]. Hamiltonian
complexity [Guest lecturer: Toby
Cubitt]: Quantum
computation aims to engineer complex manybody systems to process
information in ways that would not be possible classically. Manybody
physics aims to understand the complex behaviour of
naturallyoccurring manybody systems. In a sense, they are two sides
of the same coin. We will investigate the computational complexity of
quantum manybody systems, culminating in Kitaev's seminal proof of
QMAhardness of the ground state problem for local Hamiltonians.