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. He is a member of the Yale Quantum Institute (YQI) and is affiliated with the Computer Systems Lab (CSL). 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 Springer Nature'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

  • CMU Mathematics Competition, Runner Up
    for my undergrad thesis Quantum Algorithms on Boolean Matrix Product Verification
    Carnegie Mellon University, 2016 · link

  • CMU Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Second Prize
    for the paper Analysis of Reconstructed J/ψ Meson Candidates in pp̄ Collisions
    Carnegie Mellon University, 2015 · link

Professional Activities


  • Associate Editor · 2022 - Present
    ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing (TQC)

  • Editor · 2022 - Present
    Quantum Journal

  • Referee · 2021 - Present
    Physical Review A (PRA), Physical Review X Quantum (PRX Quantum), Physical Review Research (PRResearch), IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), IEEE Computer Architecture Letters (CAL), IEEE Micro, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Nature Partner Journals (NPJ Quantum Information)

  • Conferences

  • Program Committee · 2022
    ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO)

  • Program Committee · 2021, 2022
    IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE)

  • Program Committee · 2022
    International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)

  • Program Committee · 2022
    Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS)

  • Program Committee · 2021
    IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC)