Daniel Lidar
Center, Institute & Lab Affiliations
 Caltech Institute for Quantum Information, IQI Associate
 Institute for Optical Sciences, University of Toronto, Affiliate Member
Biography
Daniel Lidar is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry at USC, where he has been since July ’05. He also holds a cross appointment in Physics. He received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1997. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley from 1997 to 2000. In 2000 he joined the faculty at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, and was promoted with tenure to the rank of Associate Professor in 2004. His research focuses on control of quantum systems, with a particular emphasis on quantum information processing.
Lidar is the founding Director of the USC Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology. He is the recipient of a number of awards and honors, including a Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2003), and the Young Explorer Award (2002) given by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research for the top 20 researchers in Canada under age 40.
In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. In 2010 he was listed as one of the top 20 authors of the decade in Quantum Computers by Science Watch.
Lidar is the author or coauthor of more than 130 technical research articles, and holds four patents.
Education
 Ph.D. Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1997
 M.S. Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1995
 B.S. Mathematics and Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1989

 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 19972000

Tenure Track Appointments
 Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry, Cross Appointment in Physics, University of Southern California, 06/28/2010 –
 Associate Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Electrical Engineering, Cross Appointment in Physics, University of Southern California, 07/01/2005 – 06/27/2010
 Associate Professor of Chemistry. Cross Appointments in Physics and Mathematics., University of Toronto, 07/01/2004 – 06/30/2006
 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Cross appointments in Physics and Mathematics., University of Toronto, 09/01/2000 – 06/30/2004
Visiting and Temporary Appointments
 Associate, Institute for Quantum Information, California Institute of Technology, 2009
 Visiting Professor (on sabbatical leave), California Institute of Technology, 20082009

Summary Statement of Research Interests
Dynamics and control of open quantum systems, quantum information science, and the physical implementation of quantum information processors. Current scientific interests include:
• Closedloop learning algorithms and openloop methods for reducing decoherence in open quantum systems, with emphasis on quantum information processing
• Quantum computation with naturally available interactions, in particular in solid state devices such as quantum dots
• Theory of development of small quantum information processors using currently available or nearterm technology
• Efficient algorithms for simulation of physical systems on quantum computers
• Quantum phase transitions and their connection to quantum information theory
• Adiabatic quantum computing and its implementation in real physical systems
Research Keywords
Quantum computers, quantum computation, quantum open systems, decoherence, quantum error correction, quantum dots, quantum control, quantum algorithms, quantum phase transitions, quantum information theory, entanglement.

Contracts and Grants Awarded
 Decoherence control via quantum dynamical decoupling — theory and experiment, (NSF, Chemistry Division), Daniel Lidar $420,000, 20092013
 Geometric Quantum Information Processing in Open Systems, (NSF, Physics Division), Paolo Zanardi $150,000, 20082012
 Supplement to “Quantum Computational Complexity of Classical Statistical Mechanics”, (NSF, CCF Division), Daniel Lidar $25,237, 20092011
 Quantum Computational Complexity of Classical Statistical Mechanics, (NSF, CCF Division), Daniel Lidar $210,000, 20072011
 Supplement to “Adiabatic Quantum Computing in Open Systems: Methodology, Performance, and Error Corr, (NSF, Physics Division), Daniel Lidar $26,080, 20092011
 Adiabatic Quantum Computing in Open Systems: Methodology, Performance, and Error Correction, (NSFEMT), Daniel Lidar $400,000, 20072011
 Methodologies for Quantum Error Correction, (DARPA (subcontract via HRL Laboratories, LLC)), Daniel Lidar $405,000, 20062010
 First International Conference On Quantum Error Correction, (Army Research Office), Daniel Lidar $27,500, 20072009
 Quantum Computational Complexity of Spin Glasses, (Army Research Office), Daniel Lidar $231,896, 20042008
 Spin Bus for Quantum Information Processing, (NSFEMT), Daniel Lidar $70,953, 20042008
 Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry, (Sloan Foundation), Daniel Lidar $40,000, 20032008
 Tailored Quantum Error Correction, (DARPAQUIST), Daniel Lidar $1,160,000, 20002007
Gifts and Endowments
 First International Conference on Quantum Error Correction , (IQICaltech) $5,000, 20072008
 First International Conference on Quantum Error Correction , (IQCWaterloo) $5,000, 20072008
 First International Conference on Quantum Error Correction , (Cambridge University Press) $5,000, 20072008
 First International Conference on Quantum Error Correction , (registration fees) $21,972, 20072008
USC Funding
 Zumberge Fund. CQIST $50,000, 20072008
 College Programs, Projects, and Centers Initiative. CQIST $40,000, 20072008
 VSoE. First International Conference on Quantum Error Correction $5,000, 20072008

Conference Presentations
 invitation declined , International Program on Quantum InformationLecture/Seminar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Invited, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India , 01/2010
 High fidelity quantum computation via dynamical decoupling , Workshop on Quantum Dynamical DecouplingLecture/Seminar, NIST, Invited, Boulder, Colorado, 10/2009
 Hybrid quantum error prevention, reduction, and correction methods (two talks) , Canadian Quantum Information Summer SchoolLecture/Seminar, Fields Institute, Invited, Toronto, Canada, 08/2009
 invitation declined , Program on Quantum Control of Light and Matter, Invited, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa B, 04/2009
 Preserving and extending quantum coherence: from the spin echo effect to fault tolerant quantum computation , Workshop on Coherence, Control, and DissipationTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Minneapolis, 03/2009
 Keynote talk: Toward Fault Tolerant Adiabatic Quantum Computation , Workshop on Mathematical Foundation of Quantum Control and Quantum Information TheoryTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Madrid, Spain, 05/2008
 invitation declined , International School and Conference on Quantum InformationTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Bhubaneswar, India , 03/2008
 invitation declined , Third International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal ProcessingTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Malta, 03/2008
 Toward Fault Tolerant Adiabatic Quantum Computation , Conference on Adiabatic Quantum ComputationTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, DWave Systems, Vancouver, Canada, 03/2008
 Toward Fault Tolerant Quantum Dynamical Decoupling , Symposium on Problems in Fault ToleranceTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics, 02/2008
 invitation declined , Workshop on dynamical behavior of decoherence and related issuesTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Nara, Japan, 01/2008
 Opening Address , 1st Int’l Conference on Quantum Error CorrectionChair and coorganizer, Invited, University of Southern California, 12/2007
 Keynote talk: Fault Tolerant Quantum Dynamical Decoupling , Noise, Information and Complexity at Quantum Scale Talk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Majorana Center, Erice, Italy, 11/2007
 invitation declined , NSF Conference on Topological Quantum Field TheoryTalk/Oral Presentation, University of Texas, Invited, Texas, 09/2007
 invitation declined , Asia Pacific Workshop and Conference on Quantum Information Science 2007Talk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Singapore, 08/2007
 Adiabatic Quantum Computing in Open Systems , International Conference on Quantum Computing and ManyBody SystemsTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Key West, Florida, 20062007
 Adiabatic Quantum Computing in Open Systems , 37th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics Talk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Snowbird, Utah, 20062007
 Adiabaticity in Open Quantum Systems , Workshop on Theory and Technology in Quantum Information, Communication, Computation and CryptographTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Abdus Salaam Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 20062007
 Adiabaticity in Open Quantum Systems , 3rd Workshop on Decoherence, Entanglement and Information in Complex SystemsTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Eilat, Israel, 20062007
 Fault Tolerant Quantum Dynamical Decoupling , FTQC II, the 2nd workshop FaultTolerant Quantum Computation, Talk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, 20062007
 invitation declined , Theoretical and Experimental Foundations of Recent Quantum TechnologyTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Durban, South Africa, 20062007
 invitation declined , Third Feynman Festival ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Maryland, 20062007
 invitation declined , Canada Math Conference, Special Session on ControlTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Toronto, Canada, 20062007
 invitation declined , PHYSCON 2007, Symposium on Dynamical Control of Quantum Entanglement and DecoherenceTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Germany, 07/2007
 unable to attend , Workshop on Principles and Application of Control in QuantumPlenary Talk, Invited, Sydney, Australia, 07/2007
Other Presentations
 Accurate and decoherenceprotected adiabatic quantum computation, IQI Seminar, Pasadena, 20082009
 Preserving and extending quantum coherence: from the spin echo effect to fault tolerant quantum computation , Physics Colloquium, , 20082009
 Preserving and extending quantum coherence: from the spin echo effectto fault tolerant quantum computation, Atlanta Area Chemical Physics Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 20082009
 Toward Fault Tolerant Adiabatic Quantum Computation, Quantum Information Seminar, Waterloo, Canada, 20082009
 Toward Fault Tolerant Adiabatic Quantum Computation, Special Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 20082009
 Decoherence Control in Quantum Computers, Physics Colloquium, Northridge, California, 20072008
 Decoherence Control in Quantum Computers, Quantum Seminar, Jerusalem, Israel, 20062007
 Fault Tolerant Quantum Dynamical Decoupling, Chemical Physics Seminar, Rehovot, Israel, 20062007
 Session Chair, APS March Meeting, session on “Entanglement”, Denver, Colorado, 20062007
 Four Short Pieces in Quantum Computation, Quantum Lunch Seminar, Los Alamos, 20062007

 U.S. Patent 7,364,923 entitled Dressed Qubits.
Inventors: D.A. Lidar and L.A. Wu.
Assignee: The Governing Council of the University of Toronto (Toronto, CA).
Approved: April 29, 2008.  U.S. Patent Application 7,307,275 entitled Encoding and Error Suppression for Superconducting Quantum Computers.
Inventors: D.A. Lidar, L.A. Wu, and A. Blais.
Assignees: DWave Systems, Inc. (Vancouver, CA), The Governing Council of the University of Toronto (Toronto, CA).
Approved: December 11, 2007.  Guest Editor of J. Phys. B 40 (2007), special issue on “Dynamical Control of Entanglement and Decoherence”
 U.S. Patent 7,184,555 entitled Quantum computation. Inventors: K.B. Whaley, D.A. Lidar, J. Kempe, D. Bacon. Assignee: Magiq Technologies, Inc. (New York, NY).
Approved: February 27, 2007.  U.S. Patent 7,018,852 entitled Methods for Single Qubit Gate Teleportation. Inventors: L.A. Wu, D.A. Lidar, and A. Blais. Assignees: DWave Systems, Inc. (Vancouver, CA), The Governing Council of the University of Toronto (Toronto, CA).
Approved: March 28, 2006.  Guest Editor of Quant. Info. and Computation 5 (2005), special issue on “Quantum Information and Quantum Control”.
 U.S. Patent 7,364,923 entitled Dressed Qubits.

Journal Article
 Kosut, R. L., Lidar, D. A. (2009). Quantum Error Correction via Convex Optimization. Quant. Inf. Processing. Vol. 8, pp. 443.
 Taghavi, S., Kosut, R., Lidar, D. A. (2009). Channeloptimized quantum error correction. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. arXiv
 Lidar, D. A., Rezakhani, A. T., Hamma, A. (2009). Adiabatic approximation with exponential accuracy for manybody systems and quantum computation. J. Math. Phys.. Vol. 50, pp. 102106.
 Rezakhani, A. T., Kuo, W. J., Hamma, A., Lidar, D. A., Zanardi, P. (2009). Quantum Adiabatic Brachistochrone. Phys. Rev. Lett.. Vol. 103, pp. 080502.
 Oreshkov, O., Brun, T. A., Lidar, D. A. (2009). A scheme for faulttolerant holonomic computation on stabilizer codes. Physical Review A. Vol. 80, pp. 022325.
 Shabani, A., Lidar, D. A. (2009). Maps for general open quantum systems and a theory of linear quantum error correction. Physical Review A. Vol. 80, pp. 012309.
 Shabani, A., Lidar, D. A. (2009). Vanishing quantum discord is necessary and sufficient for completely positive maps. Phys. Rev. Lett.. Vol. 102, pp. 100402.
 Oreshkov, O., Brun, T. A., Lidar, D. A. (2009). Faulttolerant holonomic quantum computation. Phys. Rev. Lett.. Vol. 102, pp. 070502.
 Oreshkov, O., Lidar, D. A., Brun, T. A. (2009). Operator quantum error correction for continuous dynamics. Physical Review A. Vol. 78, pp. 022333.
 Oreshkov, O., Lidar, D. A., Brun, T. (2008). Operator quantum error correction for continuous dynamics. Phys. Rev. A. Vol. 78, pp. 022333.
 Khodjasteh, K., Lidar, D. A. (2008). Rigorous Bounds on the Performance of a Hybrid Dynamical DecouplingQuantum Computing Scheme. Phys. Rev. A. Vol. 78, pp. 012355.
 Shaw, B., Wilde, M. M., Oreshkov, O., Kremsky, I., Lidar, D. A. (2008). Encoding One Logical Qubit Into Six Physical Qubits. Phys. Rev. A. Vol. 78, pp. 012337.
 Lidar, D. A., Zanardi, P., Khodjasteh, K. (2008). Distance Bounds on Quantum Dynamics. Phys. Rev. A. Vol. 78, pp. 012308.
 Gordon, G., Kurizki, G., Lidar, D. A. (2008). Optimal Dynamical Decoherence Control of a Qubit. Phys. Rev. Lett.. Vol. 101, pp. 010403.
 Rossini, D., Facchi, P., Fazio, R., Florio, G., Lidar, D. A., Pascazio, S., Plastina, F., Zanardi, P. (2008). BangBang control of a qubit coupled to a quantum critical spin bath. Phys. Rev. A. Vol. 77, pp. 052112.
 Lidar, D. A. (2008). Towards Fault Tolerant Adiabatic Quantum Computation. Phys. Rev. Lett.. Vol. 100, pp. 160506.
 Hamma, A., Zhang, W., Haas, S., Lidar, D. A. (2008). Entanglement, fidelity, and topological entropy in a quantum phase transition to topological order. Phys. Rev. B. Vol. 77, pp. 155111.
 Mohseni, M., Rezakhani, A., Lidar, D. A. (2008). Quantum Process Tomography: Resource Analysis of Different Strategies. Phys. Rev. A. Vol. 77, pp. 032322.
 Geraci, J., Lidar, D. A. (2008). On the Exact Evaluation of Certain Instances of the Potts Partition Function by Quantum Computers. Communications in Mathematical Physics. Vol. 279, pp. 735.
 Hamma, A., Lidar, D. A. (2008). Adiabatic Preparation of Topological Order. Phys. Rev. Lett.. Vol. 100, pp. 030502.
 Kunikeev, S. D., Lidar, D. A. (2008). The Spin Density Matrix II: Application to a system of two quantum dots. Phys. Rev. B. Vol. 77, pp. 045320.
 Kunikeev, S. D., Lidar, D. A. (2008). The Spin Density Matrix I: General Theory and Exact Master Equations. Phys. Rev. B. Vol. 77, pp. 045319.
 Kosut, R. L., Shabani, A., Lidar, D. A. (2008). Robust Quantum Error Correction via Convex Optimization. Phys. Rev. Lett.. Vol. 100, pp. 020502.
 Mizel, A., Lidar, D. A., Mitchell, M. (2007). Simple proof of equivalence between adiabatic quantum computation and the circuit model. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 99 (7), pp. 4.
 Mohseni, M., Lidar, D. A. (2007). Direct characterization of quantum dynamics: General theory. Physical Review A. Vol. 75 (6), pp. 15.
 Khodjasteh, K., Lidar, D. A. (2007). Performance of deterministic dynamical decoupling schemes: Concatenated and periodic pulse sequences. Physical Review A. Vol. 75 (6), pp. 16.
 Friesen, M., Biswas, A., Hu, X. D., Lidar, D. A. (2007). Efficient multiqubit entanglement via a spin bus. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 98 (23), pp. 4.
 Hamma, A., Zhang, W., Haas, S., Lidar, D. A. (2007). Entanglement, fidelity and topological entropy in a quantum phase transition to topological order. Physical Review Letters. arXiv
 Grace, M., Brif, C., Rabitz, H., Walmsley, I. A., Kosut, R. L., Lidar, D. A. (2007). Optimal control of quantum gates and suppression of decoherence in a system of interacting twolevel particles. Journal of Physics BAtomic Molecular and Optical Physics. Vol. 40 (9), pp. S103S125.
 Dasgupta, S., Lidar, D. A. (2007). Decoherenceinduced geometric phase in a multilevel atomic system. Journal of Physics BAtomic Molecular and Optical Physics. Vol. 40 (9), pp. S127S142.
 Akulin, V. M., Kurizki, G., Lidar, D. A. (2007). How to control decoherence and entanglement in quantum complex systems?. Journal of Physics BAtomic Molecular and Optical Physics. Vol. 40 (9), pp. 2.
 Biswas, A., Lidar, D. A. (2006). Robust transmission of nonGaussian entanglement over optical fibers. Physical Review A. Vol. 74 (6), pp. 9.
 Wu, L. A., Sarandy, M. S., Lidar, D. A., Sham, L. J. (2006). Linking entanglement and quantum phase transitions via densityfunctional theory. Physical Review A. Vol. 74 (5), pp. 6.
 Mohseni, M., Lidar, D. A. (2006). Direct characterization of quantum dynamics. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 97 (17), pp. 4.
 Sarandy, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2006). Abelian and nonAbelian geometric phases in adiabatic open quantum systems. Physical Review A. Vol. 73 (6), pp. 10.
 Woodworth, R., Mizel, A., Lidar, D. A. (2006). Fewbody spin couplings and their implications for universal quantum computation. Journal of PhysicsCondensed Matter. Vol. 18 (21), pp. S721S744.
 Alicki, R., Lidar, D. A., Zanardi, P. (2006). Internal consistency of faulttolerant quantum error correction in light of rigorous derivations of the quantum Markovian limit. Physical Review A. Vol. 73 (5), pp. 16.
 Glenn, D. R., Lidar, D. A., Apkarian, V. A. (2006). Quantum logic gates in iodine vapor using timefrequency resolved coherent antiStokes Raman scattering: a theoretical study. Molecular Physics. Vol. 104 (8), pp. 12491266.
 Grace, M., Brif, C., Rabitz, H., Walmsley, I., Kosut, R., Lidar, D. A. (2006). Encoding a qubit into multilevel subspaces. New Journal of Physics. Vol. 8, pp. 29.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2006). Quantum malware. Quantum Information Processing. Vol. 5 (2), pp. 6981.
 Lidar, D. A., Shabani, A., Alicki, R. (2005). Conditions for strictly puritydecreasing quantum Markovian dynamics. Chemical Physics. Vol. 322 (12), pp. 8286.
 Wu, L. A., Zanardi, P., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Holonomic quantum computation in decoherencefree subspaces. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 95 (13), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Bandyopadhyay, S., Sarandy, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Entanglement observables and witnesses for interacting quantum spin systems. Physical Review A. Vol. 72 (3), pp. 5.
 Shabani, A., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Completely positive postMarkovian master equation via a measurement approach. Physical Review A. Vol. 71 (2), pp. 4.
 Shabani, A., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Theory of initializationfree decoherencefree subspaces and subsystems. Physical Review A. Vol. 72 (4), pp. 14.
 Sarandy, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Adiabatic approximation in open quantum systems. Physical Review A. Vol. 71 (1), pp. 12.
 Sarandy, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Adiabatic quantum computation in open systems. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 95 (25), pp. 4.
 Mohseni, M., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Faulttolerant quantum computation via exchange interactions. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 94 (4), pp. 4.
 Lidar, D. A., Schneider, S. (2005). Stabilizing qubit coherence via trackingcontrol. Quantum Information & Computation. Vol. 5 (45), pp. 350363.
 Lidar, D. A., Khodjasteh, K. (2005). Robust dynamical decoupling: Feedbackfree error correction. International Journal of Quantum Information. Vol. 3, pp. 4152.
 Lidar, D. A. (2005). Against the odds of imperfection. Nature Physics. Vol. 1 (3), pp. 145146.
 Khodjasteh, K., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Quantum computing in the presence of spontaneous emission by a combined dynamical decoupling and quantumerrorcorrection strategy (vol 68, pg 022322, 2003). Physical Review A. Vol. 72 (2), pp. 2.
 Khodjasteh, K., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Universal faulttolerant quantum computation in the presence of spontaneous emission and collective dephasing (vol 89, pg 197904, 2002). Physical Review Letters. Vol. 95 (9), pp. 1.
 Khodjasteh, K., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Faulttolerant quantum dynamical decoupling. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 95 (18), pp. 4.
 Facchi, P., Tasaki, S., Pascazio, S., Nakazato, H., Tokuse, A., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Control of decoherence: Analysis and comparison of three different strategies. Physical Review A. Vol. 71 (2), pp. 22.
 Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A., Wu, L. A., Zanardi, P. (2005). Universal leakage elimination. Physical Review A. Vol. 71 (5), pp. 14.
 Brumer, P., Lidar, D. A., Lo, H. K., Steinberg, A. (2005). Quantum information and quantum control. Quantum Information & Computation. Vol. 5 (45), pp. 273274.
 Bandyopadhyay, S., Lidar, D. A. (2005). Robustness of multiqubit entanglement in the independent decoherence model. Physical Review A. Vol. 72 (4), pp. 6.
 Zanardi, P., Lidar, D. A., Lloyd, S. (2004). Quantum tensor product structures are observable induced. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 92 (6), pp. 4.
 Zanardi, P., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Purity and state fidelity of quantum channels. Physical Review A. Vol. 70 (1), pp. 7.
 Wu, L. A., Sarandy, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Quantum phase transitions and bipartite entanglement. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 93 (25), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A., Schneider, S. (2004). Longrange entanglement generation via frequent measurements. Physical Review A. Vol. 70 (3), pp. 7.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A., Friesen, M. (2004). Onespin quantum logic gates from exchange interactions and a global magnetic field. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 93 (3), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Overcoming quantum noise in optical fibers. Physical Review A. Vol. 70 (6), pp. 8.
 Shiokawa, K., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Dynamical decoupling using slow pulses: Efficient suppression of 1/f noise. Physical Review A. Vol. 69 (3), pp. 4.
 Mizel, A., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Three and fourbody interactions in spinbased quantum computers. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 92 (7), pp. 4.
 Mizel, A., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Exchange interaction between three and four coupled quantum dots: Theory and applications to quantum computing. Physical Review B. Vol. 70 (11), pp. 13.
 Lidar, D. A., Thywissen, J. H. (2004). Exponentially localized magnetic fields for singlespin quantum logic gates. Journal of Applied Physics. Vol. 96 (1), pp. 754758.
 Lidar, D. A. (2004). On the quantum computational complexity of the Ising spin glass partition function and of knot invariants. New Journal of Physics. Vol. 6, pp. 15.
 Facchi, P., Lidar, D. A., Pascazio, S. (2004). Unification of dynamical decoupling and the quantum Zeno effect. Physical Review A. Vol. 69 (3), pp. 6.
 Byrd, I. S., Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Overview of quantum error prevention and leakage elimination. Journal of Modern Optics. Vol. 51 (1618), pp. 24492460.
 Bandyopadhyay, S., Lidar, D. A. (2004). Entangling capacities of noisy twoqubit Hamiltonians. Physical Review A. Vol. 70 (1), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2003). Universal quantum computation using exchange interactions and measurements of single and twospin observables. Physical Review A. Vol. 67 (5), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2003). Dressed qubits. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 91 (9), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2003). Comment on “Polynomialtime simulation of pairing models on a quantum computer” – Reply. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 90 (24), pp. 1.
 Ollerenshaw, J. E., Lidar, D. A., Kay, L. E. (2003). Magnetic resonance realization of decoherencefree quantum computation. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 91 (21), pp. 4.
 Lidar, D. A., Wu, L. A. (2003). Encoded recoupling and decoupling: An alternative to quantum errorcorrecting codes applied to trappedion quantum computation. Physical Review A. Vol. 67 (3), pp. 12.
 Lidar, D. A. (2003). Comment on “Conservative quantum computing”. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 91 (8), pp. 1.
 Khodjasteh, K., Lidar, D. A. (2003). Quantum computing in the presence of spontaneous emission by a combined dynamical decoupling and quantumerrorcorrection strategy. Physical Review A. Vol. 68 (2), pp. 6.
 Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2003). Empirical determination of dynamical decoupling operations. Physical Review A. Vol. 67 (1), pp. 14.
 Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2003). Combined error correction techniques for quantum computing architectures. Journal of Modern Optics. Vol. 50 (8), pp. 12851297.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Power of anisotropic exchange interactions: Universality and efficient codes for quantum computing. Physical Review A. Vol. 65 (4), pp. 5.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Creating decoherencefree subspaces using strong and fast pulses. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 88 (20), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Qubits as parafermions. Journal of Mathematical Physics. Vol. 43 (9), pp. 45064525.
 Wu, L. A., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Universal quantum logic from Zeeman and anisotropic exchange interactions. Physical Review A. Vol. 66 (6), pp. 5.
 Wu, L. A., Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Polynomialtime simulation of pairing models on a quantum computer. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 89 (5), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Polynomialtime simulation of pairing models on a quantum computer (vol 89, art no 057904, 2002). Physical Review Letters. Vol. 89 (13), pp. 1.
 Wu, L. A., Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Efficient universal leakage elimination for physical and encoded qubits. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 89 (12), pp. 4.
 Wu, L. A., Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Publisher’s note: Polynomialtime simulation of pairing models on a quantum computer (vol 89, art no 057904, 2002). Physical Review Letters. Vol. 89 (19), pp. 1.
 Lidar, D. A., Wu, L. A. (2002). Reducing constraints on quantum computer design by encoded selective recoupling. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 88 (1), pp. 4.
 Lidar, D. A. (2002). Comment on “Quantum waveguide array generator for performing Fourier transforms: Alternate route to quantum computing” [Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2823 (2001)]. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 80 (13), pp. 24192419.
 Khodjasteh, K., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Universal faulttolerant quantum computation in the presence of spontaneous emission and collective dephasing. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 89 (19), pp. 4.
 Byrd, M. S., Lidar, D. A. (2002). Comprehensive encoding and decoupling solution to problems of decoherence and design in solidstate quantum computing. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 89 (4), pp. 4.
 Brown, K. R., Lidar, D. A., Whaley, K. B. (2002). Quantum computing with quantum dots on quantum linear supports. Physical Review A. Vol. 65 (1), pp. 19.
 Bihary, Z., Glenn, D. R., Lidar, D. A., Apkarian, V. A. (2002). An implementation of the DeutschJozsa algorithm on molecular vibronic coherences through fourwave mixing: a theoretical study. Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 360 (56), pp. 459465.
 Zadoyan, R., Kohen, D., Lidar, D. A., Apkarian, V. A. (2001). The manipulation of massive rovibronic superpositions using timefrequencyresolved coherent antiStokes Raman scattering (TFRCARS): from quantum control to quantum computing. Chemical Physics. Vol. 266 (23), pp. 323351.
 Lidar, D. A., Bihary, Z., Whaley, K. B. (2001). From completely positive maps to the quantum Markovian semigroup master equation. Chemical Physics. Vol. 268 (13), pp. 3553.
 Lidar, D. A., Bacon, D., Kempe, J., Whaley, K. B. (2001). Decoherencefree subspaces for multiplequbit errors. II. Universal, faulttolerant quantum computation. Physical Review A. Vol. 6302 (2), pp. 18.
 Lidar, D. A., Bacon, D., Kempe, J., Whaley, K. B. (2001). Decoherencefree subspaces for multiplequbit errors. I. Characterization. Physical Review A. Vol. 6302 (2), pp. 13.
 Kempe, J., Bacon, D., Lidar, D. A., Whaley, K. B. (2001). Theory of decoherencefree faulttolerant universal quantum computation. Physical Review A. Vol. 6304 (4), pp. 29.
 Biham, E., Biham, O., Biron, D., Grassl, M., Lidar, D. A., Shapira, D. (2001). Analysis of generalized Grover quantum search algorithms using recursion equations. Physical Review A. Vol. 6301 (1), pp. 8.
 Lidar, D. A., Bacon, D., Kempe, J., Whaley, K. B. (2000). Protecting quantum information encoded in decoherencefree states against exchange errors. Physical Review A. Vol. 61 (5), pp. 5.
 Lidar, D. A. (2000). Decoherencefree quantum computation. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 220, pp. U190U190.
 Bacon, D., Kempe, J., Lidar, D. A., Whaley, K. B. (2000). Universal faulttolerant quantum computation on decoherencefree subspaces. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 85 (8), pp. 17581761.
 Lidar, D. A., Wang, H. B. (1999). Calculating the thermal rate constant with exponential speedup on a quantum computer. Physical Review E. Vol. 59 (2), pp. 24292438.
 Lidar, D. A., Thirumalai, D., Elber, R., Gerber, R. B. (1999). Fractal analysis of protein potential energy landscapes. Physical Review E. Vol. 59 (2), pp. 22312243.
 Lidar, D. A., Bacon, D., Whaley, K. B. (1999). Concatenating decoherencefree subspaces with quantum error correcting codes. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 82 (22), pp. 45564559.
 Biham, O., Malcai, O., Lidar, D. A., Avnir, D. (1999). Pattern formation and a clustering transition in powerlaw sequential adsorption. Physical Review E. Vol. 59 (5), pp. R4713R4716.
 Biham, E., Biham, O., Biron, D., Grassl, M., Lidar, D. A. (1999). Grover’s quantum search algorithm for an arbitrary initial amplitude distribution. Physical Review A. Vol. 60 (4), pp. 27422745.
 Bacon, D., Lidar, D. A., Whaley, K. B. (1999). Robustness of decoherencefree subspaces for quantum computation. Physical Review A. Vol. 60 (3), pp. 19441955.
 Yinnon, A. T., Lidar, D. A., Gerber, R. B., Zeppenfeld, P., Krzyzowski, M. A., Comsa, G. (1998). Structure determination of disordered metallic submonolayers by helium scattering: a theoretical and experimental study. Surface Science. Vol. 410 (1), pp. L721L726.
 Maierle, C. S., Lidar, D. A., Harris, R. A. (1998). How to teleport superpositions of chiral amplitudes. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 81 (26), pp. 59285931.
 Lidar, D. A., Chuang, I. L., Whaley, K. B. (1998). Decoherencefree subspaces for quantum computation. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 81 (12), pp. 25942597.
 Lidar, D. A. (1998). Atom scattering from disordered surfaces in the sudden approximation: double collisions effects and quantum liquids. Surface Science. Vol. 411 (3), pp. 231248.
 Lidar, D. A. (1998). Inversion of randomly corrugated surface structure from atom scattering data. Inverse Problems. Vol. 14 (5), pp. 12991310.
 Lidar, D. A., Biham, O., Malcai, O., Lidax, D. A., Avnir, D. (1998). Fractality in nature – Response. Science. Vol. 279 (5357), pp. 16151616.
 Biham, O., Malcai, O., Lidar, D. A., Avnir, D. (1998). Is nature fractal? Response. Science. Vol. 279 (5352), pp. 785786.
 Biham, O., Lidar, D. A. (1998). Fractality in nature – Response (vol 279, pg 1615, 1998). Science. Vol. 280 (5361), pp. 185185.
 Avnir, D., Biham, O., Lidar, D. A., Malcai, O. (1998). Is the geometry of nature fractal?. Science. Vol. 279 (5347), pp. 3940.
 Yinnon, A. T., Lidar, D. A., Farbman, I., Gerber, R. B., Zeppenfeld, P., Krzyzowski, M. A., Comsa, G. (1997). He scattering from random adsorbates, disordered compact islands, and fractal submonolayers: Intensity manifestations of surface disorder. Journal of Chemical Physics. Vol. 106 (10), pp. 42284242.
 Malcai, O., Lidar, D. A., Biham, O., Avnir, D. (1997). Scaling range and cutoffs in empirical fractals. Physical Review E. Vol. 56 (3), pp. 28172828.
 Lidar, D. A., Biham, O., Avnir, D. (1997). Limited range fractality of randomly adsorbed rods. Journal of Chemical Physics. Vol. 106 (24), pp. 1035910367.
 Lidar, D. A., Biham, O. (1997). Simulating Ising spin glasses on a quantum computer. Physical Review E. Vol. 56 (3), pp. 36613681.
 Lidar, D. A., HamburgerLidar, D. A. (1996). Elastic scattering by deterministic and random fractals: Selfaffinity of the diffraction spectrum. Physical Review E. Vol. 54 (1), pp. 354370.
 Lidar, D. A., Hamburger, D. A., Yinnon, A. T., Gerber, R. B. (1996). Fractal dimension of disordered submonolayers: Determination from He scattering data. Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 253 (34), pp. 223229.
 Lidar, D. A., Hamburger, D., Biham, O., Avnir, D. (1996). Apparent fractality emerging from models of random distributions. Physical Review E. Vol. 53 (4), pp. 33423358.
 Lidar, D. A., Hamburger, D. A., Yinnon, A. T., Farbman, I., Benshaul, A., Gerber, R. B. (1995). HE SCATTERING FROM COMPACT CLUSTERS AND FROM DIFFUSIONLIMITED AGGREGATES ON SURFACES – OBSERVABLE SIGNATURES OF STRUCTURE. Surface Science. Vol. 327 (12), pp. 165191.
 Lidar, D. A., Hamburger, D. A., Gerber, R. B. (1995). OPTICAL THEOREM AND THE INVERSION OF CROSSSECTION DATA FOR ATOM SCATTERING FROM DEFECTS ON SURFACES. Journal of Chemical Physics. Vol. 102 (17), pp. 69196930.
Manuscript
 Mohseni, M., Lidar, D. A.Reply to M. Ziman’s “Notes on Optimality of Direct Characterization of Quantum Dynamics”. arXiv
Other
 Biron, D., Biham, O., Biham, E., Grassl, M., Lidar, D. A. (1999). Generalized grover search algorithm for arbitrary initial amplitude distribution. Quantum Computing and Quantum CommunicationsSpringerVerlag Berlin.

 Introduction to Quantum Error Correction, EE 599, Spring 2007
 Theory of Open Quantum Systems, CHM 599, Fall 2006
 The Cutting Edge in Quantum Information Science, CHM 599, Spring 2006

 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, Fellow, 2012/12/01
 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society, 20082009
 AcademicKeys Who’s Who in Sciences Higher Education (WWSHE), 20072008
 Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fall 2007
 Keynote Speaker, Noise, Information and Compexity at Quantum Scale Workshop, Majorana Center, Erice, Italy, Fall 2007
 Invited to be Plenary speaker, Workshop on Principles and Applications of Control in Quantum, Sydney, Australia, Spring 2007
 Senior Member of IEEE, Spring 2007
 Plenary Speaker, 1st AsiaPacific Conference on Quantum Information Science, Tainan, Taiwan, Fall 2004
 Sloan Research Fellowship Recipient, , Fall 2003
 Keynote Speaker at SPIE Conference on Fluctuations and Noise, Spring 2003
 Plenary Speaker, Inauguration of the Center for Quantum Science, Michigan State University, Lansing, Fall 2002
 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Top Twenty Researchers under Age 40 , Spring 2002
 John C. Polanyi Prize in Chemistry, Spring 2001
 Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Spring 2001
 Fulbright Award, , Fall 1997
 Rothschild Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship , Fall 1997
 Fritz Haber Center Prize, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Spring 1997
 IntelDean doctoral Prize, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fall 1996

Administrative Appointments
 Director, USC Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology, 2007
Media, Alumni, and Community Relations
 News article on the First International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (http://viterbi.usc.e,

Conferences Organized
 Chair and coorganizer, 1st Int’l Conference on Quantum Error Correction, USC, Fall 2007
 coorganizer, First International Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control, Fields Institute, Toronto, Fall 2004
 Chair and organizer, DARPAFoQuS Workshop on “FaultTolerant Quantum Error Correction for Scalable Quantum Computing Architectures”, Chicago, Spring 2004
 coorganizer, Workshop and Symposium on Information Geometry and Quantum Computing, Fields Institute, Toronto, Spring 2004
 coorganizer, Summer School in Quantum Information Processing, Fields Institute, Toronto, Spring 2001
 coorganizer, Workshop on Physical Realizations of Quantum Information Processors, UC Berkeley, Spring 1999
Editorships and Editorial Boards
 Editorial Board member and founding member, Quantum Information Processing”, 2001 –
 Guest Editor, J. Phys . B 40 (2007), special issue on “Dynamical Control of Entanglement and Decoherence””, Spring 2007
 Guest Editor, Quant. Info. and Computation 5 (2005), special issue on “Quantum Information and Quantum Control””, Fall 2005
Professional Memberships
 IEEE, 2007 –
 American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1996 –
 American Chemical Society, 1996 –
 American Physical Society, 1996 –
Reviewer for Publications
 Various journals, Referee for Nature, Nature Phys., Science, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. A&B, J. Chem. Phys., Chem. Phys., Phys. Lett. A, J. Phys. A, Quantum Info. Processing, NanoLetters, Complex Systems, New J. of Phys., J. Appl. Math., Europhys. Lett., Annals of Physics, FOCS, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, IEEE Trans. on Comm., IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology, Intl. J. of Robust and Nonlinear Control, J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt.
, 1997 –
Media, Alumni, and Community Relations
 “Attack of the quantum worms”, New Scientist, 29 October 2005, pp. 3033,
 “Single field shapes quantum bits”, by Eric Smalley, Technology Research News, November 3/10, 2004,
 “Quantum Computing: Bit by Bit”, The Economist, April 3, 2004, pp. 7778,
 “Sturdy quantum computing demoed”, by Eric Smalley, Technology Research News, April 7/14, 2004,
 “World Computations”, Lifestyles Magazine Vol. 31, No. 182, 2002, pp. 3840,
 “A quantum leap in the way computers think”, Toronto Star, March 28, 2002 (National Report section),
 “Quantum Protection”, NSERC Newsbureau Bulletin No. 46, published April 25, 2002,
 “Alternative quantum bits go natural”, Technology Research News, April 2001,
 “Quantum Computers”, Chemical & Engineering News cover story, November 2000,
 Haven for Quantum Computation”, Science, Editor’s Choice, September 2000,
 “Quantum Computing for Chemists”, New Scientist, August 1998,
Other Service to the Profession
 Maintain a website listing all books on or related to quantum information (http://qserver.usc.edu/books), 2006CONT
 Maintain a website listing all courses on or related to quantum information (http://qserver.usc.edu/courses), 2005CONT
 Maintain a website listing all worldwide conferences in or related to quantum information (http://qserver.usc.edu/confs) , 1999CONT
 Advisor to the MacArthur Foundation, 20082009