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.

Nonlocal: A Quantum Computing Podcast

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


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

Spring 2021
Introduction to Quantum Computing (COMS 4281)
BIU Winter School on Cryptography

Fall 2020
Advanced Topics in Quantum Information Theory (CSC2429H/MAT1752H)


email: firstname.lastname at columbia dot edu


Graduate students

Hamoon Mousavi (2019 - present)
Adrian She (2019 - present, co-advised with Toni Pitassi)
Gregory Rosenthal (2020 - present, co-advised with Ben Rossman)
Arthur Mehta (PhD 2019 - 2021. Assistant Professor at U. Ottawa starting in July 2022)

Undergraduate students

Yulong Li (2021 - present)

Past advisees

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