Iman Marvian

Iman Marvian

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office Location: 
186 Physics Bldg., Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
186 Physics Bldg., Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-2903


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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada) 2012

Rebentrost, P, Steffens, A, Marvian, I, and Lloyd, S. "Quantum singular-value decomposition of nonsparse low-rank matrices." Physical Review A 97.1 (January 2018). Full Text

Steffens, A, Rebentrost, P, Marvian, I, Eisert, J, and Lloyd, S. "An efficient quantum algorithm for spectral estimation." New Journal of Physics 19.3 (March 1, 2017): 033005-033005. Full Text

Marvian, I. "Symmetry-protected topological entanglement." Physical Review B 95.4 (January 2017). Full Text

Marvian, I, and Spekkens, RW. "How to quantify coherence: Distinguishing speakable and unspeakable notions." Physical Review A 94.5 (November 2016). Full Text

Marvian, I, Spekkens, RW, and Zanardi, P. "Quantum speed limits, coherence, and asymmetry." Physical Review A 93.5 (May 2016). Full Text

Marvian, I, and Lidar, DA. "Quantum Speed Limits for Leakage and Decoherence." Physical Review Letters 115.21 (November 2015). Full Text

Marvian, I, and Lidar, DA. "Quantum Error Suppression with Commuting Hamiltonians: Two Local is Too Local." Physical Review Letters 113.26 (December 2014). Full Text

Marvian, I, and Spekkens, RW. "Extending Noether’s theorem by quantifying the asymmetry of quantum states." Nature Communications 5.1 (December 2014). Full Text

Marvian, I, and Spekkens, RW. "A Generalization of Schur–Weyl Duality with Applications in Quantum Estimation." Communications in Mathematical Physics 331.2 (October 2014): 431-475. Full Text