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 as well as the Data Science Institute. My research focuses on the interplay between quantum computing, complexity theory, cryptography, and information theory.


Fall 2023
Introduction to Quantum Computing (COMS 4281)
Introduction to Computational Complexity Theory (COMS 4236)

See other courses I’ve taught.


email: firstname.lastname at columbia dot edu


Graduate students
Saachi Mutreja (co-advised with Tal Malkin)
Natalie Parham
John Bostanci
Adrian She (co-advised with Toni Pitassi)
Hamoon Mousavi (PhD 2019 - 2023 $\to$ Postdoc @ Simons Institute)
Gregory Rosenthal (PhD 2020 - 2023, co-advised with Ben Rossman $\to$ Postdoc @ Cambridge University)
Arthur Mehta (PhD 2019 - 2021 $\to$ Assistant Professor @ U. Ottawa)

Past advisees
Zihan Hu (2022)
Thomas Chen (2022)
Yulong Li (2021 - 2022)
Cunlu Zhou (Postdoc 2019 - 2021 $\to$ postdoc @ CQuIC)
Smik Patel (Undergrad 2020 $\to$ PhD student @ U. of Toronto)
Hugh Goatcher (Undergrad 2020)
David Cui (Undergrad 2019 - 2020 $\to$ PhD student @ MIT)
Yvette De Sereville (Undergrad 2019 - 2020 $\to$ M.S. student @ U. Waterloo)
Seyed Sajjad Nezhadi (Undergrad 2019 - 2020 $\to$ PhD student @ 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