Stephen Jordan

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Adjunct Associate Professor
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Stephen Jordan is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and a physicist in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Jordan’s research focuses on quantum information, especially algorithms, complexity and post-quantum cryptography. This includes simulating chemistry and particle physics on quantum computers, applying methods from physics and topology to computer science, and investigating alternative models of quantum computation, such as the adiabatic, permutational, and one-clean-qubit models. He received his doctoral degree in physics from MIT in 2008.

Publications

2017

S. P. Jordan, Fast quantum computation at arbitrarily low energy, Physical Review A, vol. 95, p. 032305, 2017.

2016

N. Bao, Bouland, A., and Jordan, S. P., Grover search and the no-signaling principle, Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, p. 120501, 2016.

2015

M. Jarret and Jordan, S. P., Adiabatic optimization without local minima, Quantum Information and Computation, vol. 15, no. 3-4, pp. 181-199, 2015.

2014

S. P. Jordan, Strong Equivalence of Reversible Circuits is coNP-complete, Quantum Information Computation, vol. 14, pp. 1302–1307, 2014.
S. P. Jordan, Lee, K. S. M., and Preskill, J., Quantum Computation of Scattering in Scalar Quantum Field Theories, Quantum Information and Computation, vol. 14, no. 11-12, pp. 1014-1080, 2014.
G. Alagic, Jeffery, S., and Jordan, S. P., Partial-indistinguishability obfuscation using braids, In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC14). 2014.
G. Alagic, Bapat, A., and Jordan, S. P., Classical simulation of Yang-Baxter gates, 9th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2014), vol. 27, pp. 161-175, 2014.
M. Jarret and Jordan, S. P., The Fundamental Gap for a Class of Schrödinger Operators on Path and Hypercube Graphs, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 55, no. 5, p. 052104, 2014.

2013

2012

S. P. Jordan, Lee, K. S. M., and Preskill, J., Quantum Algorithms for Quantum Field Theories, Science, vol. 336, no. 6085, pp. 1130 - 1133, 2012.

2011

S. P. Jordan and Alagic, G., Approximating the Turaev-Viro Invariant of Mapping Tori is Complete for One Clean Qubit, In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC11). 2011.