Iman Marvian

Iman Marvian

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics (Joint)

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 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

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. Full Text

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. Full Text