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Sabre Kais

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Chemical Physics

Professor of Computer Science (courtesy)

Joined department: 2005


BS, Hebrew University, (1983)
MS, Hebrew University, (1984)
PhD, Hebrew University, (1989)

In 1989, Prof. Sabre Kais received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the Hebrew University. After a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard University 1989-1994, he joined the Chemistry Department at Purdue in 1994 as an Assistant Professor. Since 2002, he has been a full professor of Chemical Physics. He received the National Science Foundation Career Award in 1997. He was also awarded the Purdue University Faculty Scholar Award (2004-2009), and the Guggenheim Fellowship Award (2005). In 2007, Prof. Kais was the Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2012, he received the Sigma Xi Research Award and in 2019 Herbert Newby McCoy Award. He has courtesy professorship appointments at both the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics at Purdue and Research Director of the theory group at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute. He is a former director of the NSF center Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry (QIQC) and currently external research professor at Santa Fe Institute. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers and served on the editorial board of several chemistry and physics journals. His research focuses on quantum information and computation for complex systems.

Selected Publications

Qing Xu, Sabre Kais, maxim Naumov and Ahmed Sameh, "Exact Calculation of Entanglement in a 19-site 2D Spin System", Phys. Rev. A 81, 022324 (2010)

Anmer Daskin and Sabre Kais, "Decomposition of unitary matrices for finding quantum circuits: Application to molecular Hamiltonians", J. Chem. Phys. 134, 144112 (2011)

Entanglement Classifier in Chemical Reactions
Li, Junxu; Kais, Sabre
Science Advances  5: 5283 (2019)

Quantum Machine Learning for Electronic Structure Calculations
Xia, Rongxin; Kais, Sabre
Nature Communications  9, 4195 DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-06598-z (2018)

Quantum Annealing for Prime Factorization
Jiang, S.; Britt, K.; McCaskey, A.J.: Humble, T.: Kais, S.
Scientific Reports 8:17667 DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-36058-z (2018)

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