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Elizabeth Crosson

I’m currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Caltech Institute for Quantum Information and Matter.

In August 2015 I received my PhD in physics from the University of Washington.

During my dissertation I spent two years as a visitor at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics.

Research interests:  Quantum adiabatic computation, rigorous classical simulations of quantum spin systems.

Email:  crosson@caltech.edu

Selected articles:

Simulated Quantum Annealing Can Be Exponentially Faster than classical Simulated Annealing.  
Elizabeth Crosson, Aram W. Harrow.  arXiv:1601.03030 [quant-ph].
In IEEE Annual Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS 2016.

Increasing the quantum UNSAT penalty of the circuit-to-Hamiltonian construction.  
Johannes Bausch, Elizabeth Crosson.  arXiv:1609.08571 [quant-ph] , 2016.

The performance of the quantum adiabatic algorithm on spike Hamiltonians.  
Linghang Kong, Elizabeth Crosson.  arXiv:1511.06991 [quant-ph] , 2015.

Different Strategies for Optimization Using the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm.   
Elizabeth Crosson, Edward Farhi, Cedric Yen-Yu Lin, Han-Hsuan Lin, Peter Shor.
  arXiv:1401.7320 [quant-ph] , 2014.

past publications on the arXiV

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