Yongshan Ding


I am a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Chicago, advised by Prof. Fred Chong. My research interests are in computer architectures, quantum algorithms, quantum information, and error correction. I build systems that enable efficient scheduling and mapping from high-level circuits to noisy near-term devices and design algorithms using tools from property testing, representation theory, and topology. I received the William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, one of UChicago's highest honors, for the 2020-2021 academic year. Currently, I am visiting Prof. Isaac Chuang at MIT under the IvyPlus Exchange Scholar Program in Spring and Summer 2020.

Before UChicago, I received my BS degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Prof. Ryan O'Donnell.


Research Papers
Published Book

Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture
Quantum Computer Systems: Research for Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Computers


Y. Ding and F. T. Chong
Morgan & Claypool Publishers, June 2020

Some Talks
  • Strategic Quantum Ancilla Reuse · slides
    Conference talk at ISCA, 2020
  • Significance and Challenges in Quantum Computing Education ·
    Panelist at WCAE, 2019
  • Architecting our way up the quantum ladder: from NISQ to FT quantum computers · slides
    Invited seminar talk at NC State, 2019
  • Magic-state functional units · slides
    Conference talk at MICRO, 2018
Other Articles
Awards and Honors
  • William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship
    University of Chicago, 2020-2021 · link
  • IBM Q Best Paper, First Prize for the paper Minimizing State Preparations in Variational Quantum Eigensolver by Partitioning into Commuting Families with P. Gokhale et al.
    IBM Research, 2019 · link
  • University Honors, SCS College Honors, MCS College Honors
    Carnegie Mellon University, 2016
  • Mathematics Competition, Runner Up for my undergrad thesis Quantum Algorithms on Boolean Matrix Product Verification
    Carnegie Mellon University, 2016 · link
  • Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Second Prize for the paper Analysis of Reconstructed J/ψ Meson Candidates in pp̄ Collisions
    Carnegie Mellon University, 2015 · link