Alicia Magann

  • Program Years: 2017-2021
  • Academic Institution: Princeton University
  • Field of Study: Quantum Control
  • Academic Advisor: Herschel Rabitz
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (2019)
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (2020)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2016

Current Status

  • Research Area: Quantum Control


A. Magann, G. McCaul, H. Rabitz, D. Bondar, Scalable single-shot mixture characterization (under review), arXiv:2010.13859 [quant-ph]

A. Magann, C. Arenz, M. Grace, T. S. Ho, R. Kosut, J, McClean, H. Rabitz, M. Sarovar, From pulses to circuits and back again: A quantum optimal control perspective on variational quantum algorithms (accepted), arXiv:2009.06702 [quant-ph]

A. Magann, M. Grace, H. Rabitz, M. Sarovar, Digital quantum simulation of molecular dynamics and control (under review), arXiv:2002.12497 [quant-ph]

A. Ma, A. Magann, T.S. Ho, H. Rabitz, Optimal control of coupled quantum systems based on the first-order Magnus expansion: Application to multiple dipole-dipole-coupled molecular rotors, Phys. Rev. A 102(1), 013115 (2020)

CA Martin, DE Rivera, EB Hekler, WT Riley, MP Buman, MA Adams, AB Magann, Development of a control-oriented model of social cognitive theory for optimized mHealth behavioral interventions, IEEE Trans. Control Syst. Technol. 28(2), (2020)

A. Magann, L. Chen, T.S. Ho, H. Rabitz, Quantum optimal control of multiple weakly interacting molecular rotors in the time-dependent Hartree approximation, J. Chem. Phys. 150, 164303 (2019)

A. Magann, T.S. Ho, H. Rabitz, Singularity-free quantum tracking control of molecular rotor orientation, Phys. Rev. A 98(4), 043429 (2018); arXiv:1809.06349 [quant-ph]

MT Freigoun, CA Martin, AB Magann, DE Rivera, SS Phatak, EV Korinek, EB Hekler, System identification of Just Walk: A behavioral mHealth intervention for promoting physical activity, Proc. 2017 American Control Conference (2017)


School of engineering and applied sciences graduate travel award, 2018, 2019, 2020
Schowalter travel award, 2018, 2019
U.S. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (declined), 2017
Poster contest winner, American Control Conference, 2016
Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative award (research grant), 2015-2016
Regent High Honors Endorsement (full tuition academic merit scholarship), 2012-2016
Fountain Hills High School valedictorian scholarship, 2012