# Iman Marvian

### **Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering**

Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics (Joint)

Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics (Joint)

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### Overview

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 interested in finding applications for ideas and techniques developed in quantum information theory in the rest of physics.

### Selected Grants

FET: Small: Efficient Inference Tools for Quantum Systems: Algorithms, Applications, and Analysis awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Marvian, Iman. “Coherence distillation machines are impossible in quantum thermodynamics.” *Nature Communications*, vol. 11, no. 1, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Dec. 2020. *Crossref*, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13846-3.
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Marvian, Iman, and Robert W. Spekkens. “A Generalization of Schur–Weyl Duality with Applications in Quantum Estimation.” *Communications in Mathematical Physics*, vol. 331, no. 2, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Oct. 2014, pp. 431–75. *Crossref*, doi:10.1007/s00220-014-2059-0.
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Marvian, Iman, and Robert W. Spekkens. “Extending Noether’s theorem by quantifying the asymmetry of quantum states.” *Nature Communications*, vol. 5, no. 1, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Sept. 2014. *Crossref*, doi:10.1038/ncomms4821.
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Marvian, Iman, and Robert W. Spekkens. “Asymmetry properties of pure quantum states.” *Physical Review A*, vol. 90, no. 1, American Physical Society (APS). *Crossref*, doi:10.1103/physreva.90.014102.
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Marvian, Iman, and Daniel A. Lidar. “Quantum Error Suppression with Commuting Hamiltonians: Two Local is Too Local.” *Physical Review Letters*, vol. 113, no. 26, American Physical Society (APS). *Crossref*, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.113.260504.
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Marvian, I., and R. B. Mann. “Building all time evolutions with rotationally invariant Hamiltonians.” *Physical Review A*, vol. 78, no. 2, American Physical Society (APS). *Crossref*, doi:10.1103/physreva.78.022304.
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Marvian, Iman, and Robert W. Spekkens. “The theory of manipulations of pure state asymmetry: I. Basic tools, equivalence classes and single copy transformations.” *New Journal of Physics*, vol. 15, no. 3, IOP Publishing, pp. 033001–033001. *Crossref*, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/15/3/033001.
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Rebentrost, Patrick, et al. “Quantum singular-value decomposition of nonsparse low-rank matrices.” *Physical Review A*, vol. 97, no. 1, American Physical Society (APS). *Crossref*, doi:10.1103/physreva.97.012327.
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Steffens, Adrian, et al. “An efficient quantum algorithm for spectral estimation.” *New Journal of Physics*, vol. 19, no. 3, IOP Publishing, pp. 033005–033005. *Crossref*, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/aa5e48.
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Marvian, Iman, and Robert W. Spekkens. “No-Broadcasting Theorem for Quantum Asymmetry and Coherence and a Trade-off Relation for Approximate Broadcasting.” *Physical Review Letters*, vol. 123, no. 2, American Physical Society (APS). *Crossref*, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.123.020404.
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