Yudong Cao

Yudong Cao

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Harvard University

Office: M-104

Telephone: (765) 491-9108

E-mail: yudongcao (at) fas (dot) harvard (dot) edu

Address: 12 Oxford Street, Room M104, Cambridge, MA 02138

PhD. Computer Science, Purdue University, 2016

(Dissertation awarded 2016 Chorafas prize in Computer Science, news link: Chem | CS)

M.S. Computer Science, Purdue University, 2015

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2013

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2011

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2011

Research Interests
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum complexity theory
  • Quantum error correction
  • Quantum machine learning

  1. Yudong Cao, Gian Giacomo Guerreschi, Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Quantum Neuron: An elementary building block for machine learning on a quantum computer. 2017. arXiv:1711.11240 [quant-ph]
  2. Peter D. Johnson, Jonathan Romero, Jonathan Olson, Yudong Cao, Alán Aspuru-Guzik. QVECTOR: an algorithm for device-tailored quantum error correction. 2017. arXiv:1711.02249 [quant-ph]
  3. Jarrod R. McClean, Ian D. Kivlichan, Damian S. Steiger, Yudong Cao, Eric Schuyler Fried, Craig Gidney, Thomas Haner, Vojtuech Havlivcek, Zhang Jiang, Matthew Neeley, Jhonathan Romero, Nicholas Rubin, Nicolas P. D. Sawaya, Kanav Setia, Sukin Sim, Wei Sun, Kevin Sung, Ryan Babbush. OpenFermion: The Electronic Structure Package for Quantum Computers. 2017. arXiv:1710.07629 [quant-ph]
  4. E. Schuyler Fried, Nicolas P. D. Sawaya, Yudong Cao, Ian D. Kivlichan, Jhonathan Romero, Alán Aspuru-Guzik. qTorch: The Quantum Tensor Contraction Handler. 2017. arXiv:1709.03636 [quant-ph]
  5. Jonathan Olson, Yudong Cao, Jonathan Romero, Peter Johnson, Pierre-Luc Dallaire-Demers, Nicolas Sawaya, Prineha Narang, Ian Kivlichan, Michael Wasielewski, Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Quantum Information and Computation for Chemistry. Report for NSF Workshop on Quantum Information and Computation for Chemistry, 2017. arXiv:1706.05413 [quant-ph]
  6. Youhan Fang, Yudong Cao, Robert Skeel. Quasi-reliable estimate of effective sample size. 2017. arXiv:1705.03831 [stat.CO]
  7. Yudong Cao, Sabre Kais. Efficient optimization of perturbative gadgets. Quantum Information and Computation, Vol.17, No. 9 & 10, pp. 0779-0809, 2017. arXiv:1709.02705 [quant-ph]
  8. Zizhao Zhao, Yudong Cao, R. Edwin García. Kinetically stabilized metastable polarization states in ferroelectric ceramicsJournal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol. 37, Issue 2, 573-581, 2017.
  9. Yudong Cao, Sabre Kais. Efficient estimation of perturbative error with cellular automata. 2016. arXiv:1607.01374v1 [quant-ph]
  10. Yudong Cao, Shuxian Jiang, Debbie Perouli, Sabre Kais. Solving Set Cover with Pairs using quantum annealing. Scientific Reports. 6:33957, 2016. arXiv:1608.08547
  11. Qi Wei, Yudong Cao, Sabre Kais, Bretislav Friedrich, Dudley Herschbach. Quantum computation using arrays of N polar molecules in pendular states. ChemPhysChem, doi:10.1002/cphc.201600781, 2016arXiv:1607.04959 [quant-ph]
  12. Yudong Cao, Daniel Nagaj. Perturbative gadgets without strong interactionQuantum Information and Computation, Vol. 15, No. 13 & 14, pp. 1197-1222, 2015. arXiv:1408.5881 [quant-ph]
  13. Yudong Cao, Ryan Babbush, Jacob Biamonte, Sabre Kais. Hamiltonian gadgets with improved resource requirementsPhysical Review A. Vol. 91, Issue 1, 012315, 2015. arXiv:1311.2555v2 [quant-ph]
  14. Felipe Herrera, Yudong Cao, Sabre Kais, Birgitta Whaley. Infrared-dressed entanglement of cold open-shell polar molecules for universal matchgate quantum computingNew Journal of Physics. 16, 075001, 2014. arxiv:1402.0381 [quant-ph]
  15. Jian Pan, Yudong Cao, Xiwei Yao, Zhaokai Li, Chenyong Ju, Xinhua Peng, Sabre Kais, Jiangfeng Du. Experimental realization of quantum algorithm for solving linear systems of equations. Physical Review A. 89, 022313, 2014. arXiv:1302.1946 [quant-ph]
  16. Yudong Cao, Anargyros Papageorgiou, Iasonas Petras, Joseph Traub, Sabre Kais. Quantum algorithm and circuit design solving the Poisson equation. New Journal of Physics, Vol. 15, 013021, 2013. arXiv:1207.2485v2 [quant-ph]. video abstract.
  17. Yudong Cao, Anmer Daskin, Steven Frankel, Sabre Kais. Quantum circuits for solving linear systems of equations. Invited article. Molecular Physics: Special issue for Dudley Herschbach, Vol. 110, Issue 15-16, pp. 1675 – 1680, 2012. arXiv:1110.2232 [quant-ph].
  18. Yudong Cao, Bintang Yang. Non-linear modelling of multilayer piezoelectric actuators in non-trivial configurations based on actuator design parameters and piezoelectric material properties. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structure, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 875 – 884, 2012.
  19. Bintang Yang, Dehua Yang, Pengyou Xu, Yudong Cao, Zhiqiang Feng, Guang Meng. Large stroke and nanometer-resolution giant magnetostrictive assembled actuator for driving segmented mirrors in very large astronomical telescopes. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 179, pp. 193 – 203, 2012.
  20. Bintang Yang, Qingwei Liu, Ting Zhang, Yudong Cao, Zhiqiang Feng, Guang Meng. Non-Contact Translation-Rotation Sensor Using Combined Effects of Magnetostriction and Piezoelectricity. Sensors, Vol. 12(10), pp. 13829-13841, 2012.