ISI Directory

Amir Kalev, Ph.D

Quantum Information Scientist, Lead 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, including: quantum simulations; quantum machine learning; quantum optimization;  quantum system identification characterization and verification; quantum games and self-testing; quantum signal processing; quantum compressed sensing; and quantum measurement theory.


Active Awards:
1. NSF PHY QIS: Solving Optimization Problems on NISQ Computers, 09/01/2020 -- 08/31/2023, $300,000.
2. NSF CCF FET: A quantum algorithm for detecting quantum information leakage in qubit systems, 01/01/2021 -- 12/31/2023, $200,000.
3. NSF-BSF: Fast Quantum Optimal Control on Exponentially Large Spaces, 09/01/2022 -- 08/31/2025. $400,000


2023 - present: Quantum Information Scientist, Research Lead, ISI, USC
2020 - 2023: Quantum Information Scientist, ISI, USC
2016 - 2020: Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow, QuICS, UMD
2013 - 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, CQuIC, UNM
2008 - 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, CQT, NUS