B.Sc., Physics, Tel Aviv University
B.A., Psychology, Tel Aviv University
Ph.D., Physics, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Hen received his Ph. D. in particle physics at Tel-Aviv University in 2009.
He was appointed a post-doctoral fellow in theoretical condensed matter at Georgetown University in 2008,
and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical condensed matter and quantum computing at UC Santa Cruz in 2012.
Dr. Hen spent a year as a senior scientist in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center,
as a part of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a collaborative effort among NASA, Google, and Universities Space Research
Association (USRA) to explore the potential for quantum computers to tackle hard optimization problems.
Hen also held a research associate position with the Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
My research interests cover two main areas: Quantum Computing and Computational Physics. In the quantum computing arena my research revolves around developing gate-based quantum simulation algorithms and studying the power as well as limitations of analog quantum computers (quantum annealers). My interests in computational physics are devising practical methods for studying the equilibrium (and to a certain extent also non-equilibrium) properties of strongly correlated quantum many-body systems.
Research Lead/Computer Scientist -- Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (10/2013 -- ).
Assistant Professor (Research) -- Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (07/2016 --06/2020).