Henry Yuen

Henry Yuen

Assistant Professor

Columbia University


I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. I am a member of the CS Theory group. My research focuses on the interplay between quantum computing, complexity theory, cryptography, and information theory.

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSF CAREER program, Sloan Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and NSERC.


Fall 2022
Introduction to Quantum Computing (COMS 4281)

Spring 2022
Frontiers of Quantum Complexity and Cryptography (COMS E6998)

See other courses I’ve taught.


email: firstname.lastname at columbia dot edu


Graduate students

Natalie Parham
John Bostanci
Hamoon Mousavi
Adrian She (co-advised with Toni Pitassi)
Gregory Rosenthal (co-advised with Ben Rossman)
Arthur Mehta (PhD 2019 - 2021. Assistant Professor at U. Ottawa)

Past advisees
Zihan Hu (2022)
Thomas Chen (2022)
Yulong Li (2021 - 2022)
Cunlu Zhou (Postdoc 2019 - 2021. Currently postdoc at CQuIC at U. New Mexico.)
Smik Patel (Undergrad 2020. Now PhD student at the U. of Toronto)
Hugh Goatcher (Undergrad 2020)
David Cui (Undergrad 2019 - 2020. Now PhD student at MIT)
Yvette De Sereville (Undergrad 2019 - 2020. Now Masters student at U. of Waterloo)
Seyed Sajjad Nezhadi (Undergrad 2019 - 2020. Now PhD student at U. Maryland)


I am a co-organizer of the Columbia CS Theory Seminar. Please reach out if you’re interested in speaking!

Workshop Organization

Program Committees

ITCS 2017, CCC 2018, TQC 2018, STOC 2020, QIP 2020, QIP 2021, CCC 2021, ITCS 2023, ICALP 2023