ISI Directory

Amir Kalev, Ph.D

Quantum Information Scientist


Ph.D, Physics, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
B.S., Physics, Tel-Aviv University


I am a quantum information scientist at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California. Previously, I was a Hartree postdoc at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) at UMD, a postdoc at the group of Prof. I. H. Deutsch at the Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC), UNM, and a postdoc at the group of Prof. B.-G. Englert at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), NUS.

I received my Ph.D. from the Physics Department at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Profs. Ady Mann and Michael Revzen, and received my M.Sc. from the Physics Department at Tel-Aviv University, under the supervision of Prof. Lev Vaidman.

Research Summary

I am interest in problems across multidisciplinary topics in the fields of quantum computing and quantum information. Particularly, I have been working on quantum protocols for simulating and studying quantum many-body systems, quantum protocols for solving optimization programs, quantum system identification characterization and verification, quantum games and self-testing, quantum signal processing, quantum data optimization, quantum compressed sensing, and quantum measurement theory.


Active Awards:
1. NSF PHY QIS ``Solving Optimization Problems on NISQ Computers", 09/01/2020 -- 08/31/2022, $300,000.
2. NSF CCF FET ``A quantum algorithm for detecting quantum information leakage in qubit systems'', 01/01/2021 -- 12/31/2022, $200,000.


2020 - present: Quantum Information Scientist, ISI, USC
2016 - 2020: Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow, QuICS, UMD
2013 - 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, CQuIC, UNM
2008 - 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, CQT, NUS