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.
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.