- Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of computer science and a Fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am also an Amazon Visiting Academic. My research aims to bridge the gap between the theoretical foundation of quantum computing and the limitation of realistic quantum machines. More specifically, I am working on the foundations of practical quantum applications on realistic quantum machines by investigating computational models that capture the native programmability of quantum devices. I am also building efficient and reliable systems to operate both near-term and long-term quantum devices. Before coming to Maryland, I was an Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon from 2015 to 2017. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2015. He was also a Simons Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at Berkeley, for the program of Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity in Spring 2014. I received my Ph.D. in theoretical computer science in 2013 (advisor: Yaoyun Shi) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his B.S. degree in mathematics and physics in 2008 from the Academic Talent Program, Tsinghua University. I am a recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship, NSF CAREER, and AFOSR YIP awards.
Honors and Awards
Sloan Research Fellowship
Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award
SIGPLAN POPL Distinguished Paper Award