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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:
Quantum Error Correcting Codes in Eigenstates of Translation-Invariant Spin Chains.  
Fernando G.S.L. Brandão, Elizabeth Crosson, M. Burak Şahinoğlu, John Bowen.
 arXiv:1710.04631 [quant-ph] , 2017.

Quantum ground state isoperimetric inequalities for the energy spectrum of local Hamiltonians.  
Elizabeth Crosson, John Bowen.  arXiv:1703.10133 [quant-ph] , 2017.

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

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.

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

Talks available online
Quantum physics of information, November 2017
Adiabatic Quantum Computing conference, June 2017
Bristol Quantum Information Technologies workshop, April 2017
Quantum Information Processing, January 2017
Adiabatic Quantum Computing conference, June 2016

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