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Department of Computer Science

Saeed Mehraban

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Saeed Mehraban

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Saeed Mehraban is currently an IQIM postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. During spring 2020, he was a research fellow for the Quantum Wave in Computing Program at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. His research interests include quantum computation and information, and their connections with computer science and physics. Among his recent contributions include proving a baseline conjecture related to the computational complexity of sampling from small quantum devices. His work has furthermore led to canonical constructions in the field of quantum pseudorandomness. He has also shown nontrivial results about the average-case complexity computational problems with particular significance to quantum complexity theory. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, where he was advised by Scott Aaronson and Aram Harrow. He completed BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He will join the Tufts Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor in the summer of 2022.