Curriculum Vitae

  • University of São Paulo (Mar/1997 - Aug/2000) Degree: PhD
    Thesis: "Aspects of Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Stochastic Processes and Analogy with Turbulence"
  • University of São Paulo (Jan/1992 - Aug/1994) Degree: MSc
    Thesis: "Studies of Dissipative Effects in the Quantum Limit of Weber Antennas"
  • University of São Paulo (Jan/1988 - Dec/1991) Degree: BSc
Academic Positions
  • Yeshiva University, Professor (2014 - present), Chair (since 2016)
  • Yeshiva University, Associate Professor (2013 - 2014)
  • Yeshiva University, Assistant Professor (2007 - 2013)
  • Dartmouth College, Research Associate B (Sep/2004 - Aug/2007)
    (dynamical decoupling, quantum computation, entanglement, quantum open systems, decoherence, quantum chaos)
  • Michigan State University, Research Associate (Jan/2002 - Aug/2004)
    (localization, interplay between interaction and disorder, quantum computation, quantum chaos, entanglement)
  • Yale University, Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep/2000 - Dec/2001)
    (quantum open systems, random matrix theory, two-body random ensembles)
  • University of Auckland, PhD student (Jul/1995 - Oct/1996)
    (light scattering from Bose Einstein condensates)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Visitor (Jan - Feb/1995)
    (quantum computation)
Honors and Awards
  • Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics (2021)
  • Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society (2017).
  • Cottrell Scholar Award (2015).
  • NSF CAREER Award (2012-2017).
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Member (2010).
  • KITP Scholar - Santa Barbara CA (2009-2011).
  • Cottrell College Science Award (2009-2010).
  • Member of the U.S. delegation to the "3rd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics" (2008).
  • Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - FAPESP (Sep/2000 - Sep/2001)
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq (Aug/1997 - Jul/2000)
  • New Zealand Official Development Assistance (NZODA) Study Award (Jul/1995 - Oct/1996)
  • Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - FAPESP (Mar/1992 - Aug/1994)
  • Editorial Board of Physical Review E (2021 - ).
  • Editorial Board of New Journal of Physics (2020 - ).
  • APS Metropolis Award Selection Committee (2018).
  • APS LeRoy Apker Award Selection Committee (2011-2013).
  • APS Forum of Physics and Society Executive Committee (2010-2011).
Referee For
  • Science, Science Advances, Nature Communication, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, Physical Review X, New Journal of Physics, Annals of Physics, Annalen der Physik, Europhysics Letters, Journal of Optics B, Physics Letters A, Journal of Physics A, Journal of Physics B, Journal of Physics C, Physica Scripta, Philosophical Magazine, Chaos, Journal of Statistical Mechanics, Journal of Statistical Physics, American Journal of Physics, Entropy, Quantum Information Processing, Optical and Quantum Electronics, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Entropy, Foundations of Physics, Proceedings of the Royal Society
  • National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Research Mentorship


  • 2021- Talía LM Lezama
  • 2018-2019 Mauro Schiulaz (Editor of Physical Review X)
  • 2015-2016 Marco Távora (Prior Solutions Consulting Group, Co-Founder)
  • 2012-2014: Eduardo Jonathan Torres Herrera (Professor at the BUAP, Mexico)
  • 2013: Manan Vyas (Professor at the UNAM, Mexico) -- visitor

    PhD STUDENTS (visitors and co-authors)

  • 2018: Karin Wittmann Wilsmann (Universidade de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • 2016-2018: Jorge Chávez (UNAM, Mexico)
  • 2014-2015: Huijie Guan (Rutgers University, USA)
  • 2012-2013: Pablo Zangara (Universidade Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)


  • Honor thesis: Chemda Wiener "Stability of Doublons in One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Lattices with a Defect" (2020-2021)
  • Spring 2020: Jechiel Van Dijk
  • Fall 2019 - Summer 2020: Eliana Feifel
  • Honor thesis: Miriam Baitner "Stability of Doublons" (2019-2020)
  • Fall 2018 - Spring 2019: Bar Alluf
  • Fall 2017 - Spring 2018: Shira Segal
  • Spring - Summer 2018: Aviva Shooman
  • Kressel fellow and honor thesis: Jonathan Karp, "Non-equilibrium Dynamics of One-dimensional Many-body Quantum Systems" (2016-2017)
  • Kressel fellow and honor thesis: Kira Joel, "Static and dynamic properties of quantum system with many interacting particles" (2012-2013)
  • Kressel fellow and honor thesis: Davida Kollmar, "Using entropy to detect quantum phase transition" (2012-2013)
  • Kressel fellow and honor thesis: Aviva Gubin, "Microscopic origins of irreversibility" (2011-2012)
  • Honor thesis: Tamar Felman "Dynamical and Quantum Phase Transitions with Tridiagonal Matrices" (2016-2017)
  • Honor thesis: Elisheva Elbaz "Dynamics of Quantum Systems with Interacting Particles" (2015-2016)
  • Honor thesis: Ayelet Friedman, "Quantum interference as the cause of stability of doublons" (2012-2013)
  • Honor thesis: Julie Dinerman, "Manipulation of the dynamics of many-body systems via quantum control methods" (2009-2011)
  • Honor thesis: Shoshana Gilbert, "Decoherence and the measurement problem" (2009-2010)
  • Fall 2015 - Spring 2016: Yonina Loskove, Jonathan Karp
  • Summer 2015: Connie H. Jiang (Dartmouth College), Ajesh Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
  • Fall 2013 - Spring 2014: Rebecca Peyser
  • Summer 2013: Davida Kollmar, Judy Alper
  • Summer 2012: Kira Joel, Davida Kollmar
  • Summer 2011: Aviva Gubin
  • Summer 2010: Aviva Gubin, Aviva Schiffmiller
  • Summer 2009: Frieda Dukesz, Rebecca Segal
  • Summer 2008: Frieda Dukesz, Marina Zilbergerts
  • During the semesters of 2008: Robin F. Burger, Davida Cohen


  • Summer 2013: Elisheva Sprung
  • Summer 2012: Zoe Rothstein
Teaching Experience

Yeshiva University:

  • 2020: Introductory Physics II
  • 2019: Introductory Physics I and II and General Physics I
  • 2018: Introductory Physics I and II and Computational Methods in Scientific Research
  • 2017: Introductory Physics I and II
  • 2016: Introductory Physics I and II
  • 2015: Introductory Physics I and Computational Methods in Scientific Research
  • 2014: Introductory Physics II and Modern Physics
  • 2013: Introductory Physics I and II, Intro to Quantum Mechanics, Computational Methods in Scientific Research
  • 2012: Introductory Physics I and II, Modern Physics, Intro to Quantum Mechanics
  • 2011: Introductory Physics I, Computational Methods in Scientific Research
  • 2010: Introductory Physics I and II, Modern Physics, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • 2009: Introductory Physics I and II, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • 2008: Introductory Physics I and II, Modern Physics, Introduction to Solid State Physics
  • 2007: Introductory Physics I, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Dartmouth College:

  • 2007: helped supervising a master student in a project about dynamical decoupling;
  • 2006: substituted undergraduate lectures on Quantum Mechanics;
  • 2005: gave a special lecture about "Quantum Chaos vs. Quantum Computation" in a graduate course; helped supervising an REU student and a graduate student on a project about entanglement and chaos;
  • 2004: substituted graduate lectures on Methods in Applied Mathematics.

Michigan State University:

  • 2003, 2004: substituted graduate and undergraduate lectures on Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics.

University of São Paulo:

  • 1999: gave weekly classes of exercises, prepared and graded written assignments for an undergraduate course on Electricity.
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP)
  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • Anacapa Society – theoretical and computational physics at undergraduate institutions
  • Committee of the Concerned Scientist