Tameem Albash

Tameem obtained his Ph.D. in String Theory (AdS/CFT) from the University of Southern of California in 2010. His graduate research involved applications of AdS/CFT to condensed matter applications, and his postdoctoral work has expanded to include projects in neuroscience, (honest) condensed matter, and adiabatic quantum computing. Room: SSC 206 Email: A L B A S H A T U S C DOT EDU

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • 34. “Quantum annealing correction at finite temperature: ferromagnetic p-spin models”, Phys. Rev. A 95, 022308 (2017), by S. Matsuura, H. Nishimori, W. Vinci, T. Albash, and D. A. Lidar [link]
  • 33. “Simulated Quantum Annealing with Two All-to-All Connectivity Schemes”, Phys. Rev. A 94, 022327, by T. Albash, W. Vinci, and D. A. Lidar [link]
  • 32. “Nested Quantum Annealing Correction”, Nature Quant. Info. 2, 16017 (2016), by W. Vinci, T. Albash, D. A. Lidar [link]
  • 31. “Tunneling and speedup in quantum optimization for permutation-symmetric problems”, Phys. Rev. X, 6, 031010 (2016), by S. Muthukrishnan, T. Albash, and D. A. Lidar [link]
  • 30. “Mean Field Analysis of Quantum Annealing Correction”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 220501 (2016), by S. Matsuura, H. Nishimori, T. Albash, D.A. Lidar [pdf]
  • 29. “Adiabaticity in open quantum systems”, Phys. Rev. A 93, 032118 (2016), by L.C. Venuti, T. Albash, D. A. Lidar, and P. Zanardi [link]
  • 28. “Performance of two different quantum annealing correction codes”, Quant. Info. Proc. 15, 2, pp. 609-636 (2016), by A. Mishra, T. Albash, D.A. Lidar [link]
  • 27. “Reexamination of the evidence for entanglement in the D-Wave processor”, Phys. Rev. A 92, 062328 (2015) , by T. Albash, I. Hen, F. M. Spedalieri, D. A. Lidar [link]
  • 26. “Entanglement Entropy of Magnetic Electron Stars”, Journal of High Energy Physics 173 (2015), by T. Albash, C.V. Johnson, S. MacDonald [link]
  • 25. “Probing for quantum speedup in spin glass problems with planted solutions”, Phys Rev A 92, 042325 (2015), by I. Hen, J. Job, T. Albash, T.F. Ronnow, M. Troyer, and D.A. Lidar [link]
  • 24. “Quantum Annealing Correction with Minor Embedding”,Phys. Rev. A 92, 042310 (2015), by W. Vinci, T. Albash, G. Paz-Silva, I. Hen, and D. A. Lidar [link]
  • 23. “Decoherence in adiabatic quantum computation”, Phys. Rev. A 91, 062320 (2015), by T. Albash and D.A. Lidar [pdf]
  • 22. “Consistency tests of classical and quantum models for a quantum annealer”, Phys. Rev. A 91, 042314 (2015), by T. Albash, W. Vinci, A. Mishra, P.A. Warburton, and D.A. Lidar [link]
  • 21. “Quantum Annealing Correction for Random Ising Problems”, Phys. Rev. A 91, 042302 (2015), by K. Pudenz, T. Albash, and D.A. Lidar. [link]
  • 20. “Reexamining classical and quantum models for the D-Wave One processor”, The European Physics Journal, Special Topics 224, 111 (special issue on quantum annealing) (2015), by T. Albash, T. Ronnow, M. Troyer, D.A. Lidar [link]
  • 19. “Coherent control of non-Markovian photon-resonator dynamics”, Phys. Rev. A 90, 022119 (2014), by A. F. J. Levi, L. Campos Venuti, T. Albash, and S. Haas [link]
  • 18. “Error Corrected Quantum Annealing with Hundreds of Qubits”, Nature Communications 5, 3243(2014), by K.P. Pudenz, T. Albash, and D.A. Lidar. [pdf]
  • 17. “Back Action on Neurotransmitters by Receptor Binding Reveals an Optimal Receptor  Density Profile”, J Comput. Sci, Syst. Biol. 6:327-336 (2013), T. Albash, J.-M. C. Bouteiller, T.W. Berger, M. Baudry, and S. Haas. [pdf]
  • 16. “Fluctuation Theorems for Quantum Processes”, Phys. Rev. E 88 032146 (2013), T. Albash, D.A. Lidar, M. Marvian, and P. Zanardi. [pdf]
  • 15 . “Coarse Graining Can Beat the Rotating-Wave Approximation in Quantum Markovian Master Equations”, Phys. Rev. A 88, 012103 (2013), by C. Majenz, T. Albash, H.P. Breuer, and D. Lidar. [pdf]
  • 14 . “Experimental Signature of Programmable Quantum Annealing”, Nature Communications 4, 2067 (2013), by S. Boixo, T. Albash, F. Spedalieri, N. Chancellor, D. Lidar. [pdf]
  • 16 . “Holography, Fractionalization and Magnetic Fields”, in Strongly Interacting Matter in Magnetic Fields, Lecture Notes in Physics, 871 (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013) pp. 537-554, T. Albash, C.V. Johnson, and S. McDonald. [pdf]
  • 15 . “Quantum Adiabatic Markovian Master Equations”, New J. of Physics 14, 123016 (2012),  T. Albash, S. Boixo, D. Lidar, and P. Zanardi. [pdf]
  • 14 . “Quantum Hall States in Graphene from Strain-Induced Nonuniform Magnetic Fields”, Phys. Rev. B 86, 125402 (2012), Y. Chang, T. Albash, and S. Haas. [pdf]
  • 13 . “Holographic Studies of Entanglement Entropy in Superconductors”, JHEP 1205, 079 (2012), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson. [pdf]
  • 12 . “Holographic Entanglement Entropy and Renormalization Group Flow”, JHEP 1202, 095 (2012), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson. [pdf]
  • 11. “Thermal Dynamics of Quarks and Mesons in N=2* Yang-Mills Theory”, JHEP 1107, 063, T. Albash and C.V. Johnson [pdf]
  • 10. “Dynamics of Fundamental Matter in N=2* Yang-Mills Theory”, JHEP 04, 012 (2011), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson [pdf]
  • 9. “Evolution of Holographic Entanglement Entropy after Thermal and Electromagnetic Quenches”, News J. Phys. 13, 045017 (2011), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson [pdf]
  • 8. “Landau Levels, Magnetic Fields and Holographic Fermi Liquids”, J. Phys. A43, 345404 (2010), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson [pdf]
  • 7. “Holographic Aspects of Fermi Liquids in a Background Magnetic Field”, J. Phys. A43, 345405 (2010), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson [pdf]
  • 6. “Vortex and Droplet Engineering in Holographic Superconductors”, Phys. Rev. D80, 126009 (2009), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson [pdf]
  • 5. “Holographic Superconductor in an External Magnetic Field”, JHEP 09, 121 (2008), T. Albash and C.V. Johnson [pdf]
  • 4. “Quarks in an External Electric Field in Finite Temperature Large N Gauge Theory”, JHEP 08, 092 (2008), T. Albash, V. G. Filev, C. V. Johnson, and A. Kundu [pdf]
  • 3. “Finite Temperature Large N Gauge Theory with Quarks in External Magnetic Field”, JHEP 07, 080 (2008), T. Albash, V.G. Filev, C.V. Johnson, and A. Kundu [pdf]
  • 2. “Global Currents, Phase Transitions, and Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Large N(c) Gauge Theory”, JHEP 12, 033, 0605175 (2008), T. Albash, V. Filev, C.V. Johnson, and A. Kundu [pdf]
  • 1. “A Topology-Changing Phase Transition and the Dynamics of Flavour”, Phys. Rev. D77, 066004 (2008), T. Albash, V.G. Filev, C.V. Johnson, and A. Kundu [pdf]


  • 3. “Relaxation vs. adiabatic quantum steady state preparation: which wins?”, [1612.07979], by L. Campos Venuti, T. Albash, M. Marvian, D. A. Lidar, P. Zanardi
  • 2. “Adiabatic Quantum Computing”, [1611.04471], by T. Albash and D. A. Lidar
  • 1. “When Diabatic Trumps Adiabatic in Quantum Optimization”, [1505.01249], by S. Muthukrishnan, T. Albash, and D.A. Lidar