Khadijeh Sona Najafi

Research Scientist


Quantum Computing

Khadijeh Sona Najafi is a research scientist at IBM Quantum and MIT-IBM Watson AI lab. Her main research interests lie at the interface of quantum many-body physics, quantum computing, and quantum machine learning with applications in quantum simulation, quantum generative/variational algorithms, and quantum neuromorphic computing. Prior to joining IBM, she was holding a joint associate fellow at Harvard and Caltech. She also won the Google Quantum AI award in 2019 and Google’s early hardware access in 2020.