Open Positions

Applications for AY2022-23 are now open.

We invite applications for two (2) PhD positions in the Department of Computer Science at Yale University to conduct research in near-term quantum computation. Possible topics include:

  • Quantum models for machine learning and optimizations
  • Application- and device-adapted error correction
  • Architectural modeling and verification of noisy quantum systems

Successful applicants will work in the research group led by Yongshan Ding and become part of the vibrant quantum community at Yale (http://quantum.yale.edu). We target impactful research at the intersection of Quantum Science and Computer Science, two of the top priorities in the Yale University Science Strategies (https://research.yale.edu/ussc-report). We are a young and highly active group focusing on improving the efficiency and robustness of today’s and tomorrow’s quantum computers. To learn more about our research activities, please visit my website (https://www.yongshanding.com). Our group offers an open, inclusive, collaborative environment and supports tailored career development for academia and industry.

We welcome highly-motivated candidates to apply by December 15, 2021. For more information about the positions, please contact yongshan.ding@yale.edu.

Application Process

PhD Students

I am always looking for great students who wish to work on quantum computing algorithms and architecture research. Applications to the PhD position should be submitted through Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences using the following information:

Degree Program: Ph.D. in Computer Science

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Standard Tests: GRE General Test not accepted

Requirements: Learn more

What I am looking for in your statement: There are two things that I always look for: passion and match. I appreciate a statement that reveals one's genuine enthusiasm and intellectual creativity in quantum computing research. One very effective way is to tell me about what specific problems excite you the most, why they are important, and how do you go about solving them. This could be a past project you have completed or a future research topic that sparks your interests. Our group works in a broad and dynamic set of topics, so it is also important to articulate the breadth of your interests and what do you want to accomplish in graduate school.