Yuan Su

Yuan Su

Research Scientist

Google Quantum AI

Biography

Yuan Su is a Research Scientist at Google Quantum AI. Prior to that, he was a Postdoc Scholar at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology. His research focuses mainly on the theoretical side of quantum simulation, with the goal of understanding and optimizing the performance of quantum algorithms for simulating quantum physics.

Su obtained his doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. His academic adviser was Andrew Childs. Contributions from his thesis “Algorithms for Quantum Simulation: Design, Analysis, Implementation, and Application” were recognized by the 2020 Larry S. Davis Doctoral Dissertation Award.

He is a recipient of the 2019 Google PhD Fellowship in quantum computing.

Interests
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum computing
Education
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2020

    University of Maryland

  • MSc in Applied Mathematics, 2015

    Peking University

  • BEng in Computer Science, 2012

    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Research Scientist
Google
Apr 2021 – Present Venice, California
Designed and analyzed quantum algorithms for early fault-tolerant quantum computers.
 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate
Caltech
Jul 2020 – Apr 2021 Pasadena, California
Designed and analyzed quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry and quantum field theory.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Intern
Google
May 2019 – Aug 2019 Venice, California
Estimated the resource requirements of quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry simulation.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Intern
Microsoft
May 2018 – Aug 2018 Redmond, Washington
Designed and analyzed quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry simulation.
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
University of Maryland
Aug 2016 – Dec 2016 College Park, Maryland
Served as a teaching assistant of Introduction to quantum information processing (CMSC 858K).
 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Maryland
Aug 2015 – May 2020 College Park, Maryland
Designed and analyzed quantum algorithms for simulating quantum systems.
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Peking University
Sep 2013 – Jan 2015 Beijing, China
Served as a teaching assistant of Advanced Linear Algebra (I) and (II).

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