Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2021

B.Sc., Carnegie Mellon University, 2016


Yongshan Ding, Ph.D. (he/him/his)

Yongshan Ding is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Yale University. Ding completed his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a recipient of the William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, one of UChicago's highest honors, and the Siebel Scholarship. Prior to that, he received his B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ding is also the lead author of a textbook, Quantum Computer Systems, in Morgan-Claypool Publisher's Synthesis Lectures in Computer Architecture.

Awards & Honors

  • Top Picks in Computer Architecture Conferences of 2020, Honorable Mention for the paper Systematic Crosstalk Mitigation for Superconducting Qubits via Frequency-Aware Compilation with P. Gokhale et al.
    IEEE Micro, 2021

  • Top Picks in Computer Architecture Conferences of 2020, Honorable Mention for the paper SQUARE: Strategic Quantum Ancilla Reuse for Modular Quantum Programs via Cost-Effective Uncomputation with X.-C. Wu et al.
    IEEE Micro, 2021

  • Siebel Scholars Award, 2021
    Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, 2020-2021 · link

  • William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship
    University of Chicago, 2020-2021 · link

  • QCE Best Paper Award and IBM Q Best Paper Award, First Prize for the paper Minimizing State Preparations in Variational Quantum Eigensolver by Partitioning into Commuting Families with P. Gokhale et al.
    IEEE Quantum Week, 2020 link and 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