Department of Communication Science and Engineering

Professional Title:Associate Professor



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Research Interests

My research area is quantum information science, which is an interdisciplinary discipline under the interaction between information science and quantum physics. At present, I mainly focus on the following aspects of theoretical research:

1. Quantum entanglement and correlations

2. Quantum system benchmarking

3. Quantum information scrambling

4. Quantum simulation and algorithms

Welcome students with a solid foundation in mathematics and science who like to study and think to contact me! (Please read Article 1 of Dry Goods before contacting)

P.S. My research is mainly on the theoretical side, with a considerable part of Pen&Paper work, but also some programming, such as MATLAB and Python. The introduction to quantum information does not require a complete grasp of quantum physics, linear algebra and probability theory with a certain foundation can be a good introduction.

*Dry goods*: Here are some useful information about quantum information and computing:

1. My collaborator, Professor Yuan Xiao of Peking University, Q&A on quantum computing: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/VzRdqXFXow9cGOeKVieCow

2. Two reference books on quantum information and computing:

(a) Classical textbook of quantum information (first read the basics of quantum physics in Chapter 2, page 60)



(b) The latest textbook on quantum computing, which can be learned in conjunction with Qiskit, a python package developed by IBM


Qiskit: https://qiskit.org/

3. Some other resources:


Academic Positions

Physical Review Letters, npj Quantum Information, Physical Reivew A and other journals, QIP, TQC, AQIS and other conference reviewers.

Special issue editor of Entropy---"Quantum Correlations and Random Unitaries" https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/XL5MU6PRKV

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2021 Shanghai Overseas Talent Program
2018 Tsinghua University PhD Overseas Exchange Program, University of Catania, Italy, Co-supervisor Prof. Luigi Amico
2014 Zhejiang University Undergraduate Outstanding Thesis (Design)
2012, 2013 Zhejiang University Outstanding Student, First Class Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Education and Working Experience

2010-2014 Bachelor of Information and Telecommunications, Zhejiang University

2014-2019 Ph.D., Institute of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University Supervisor: Prof. Ma Xiongfeng

2019-2020 Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow Co-supervisor: Prof. Arthur Jaffe

2020-2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University Co-supervisor: Prof. Mile Gu



In recent years, he has published 21 academic papers in international authoritative academic journals including Physical Review Letters (5 papers), npj-Quantum Information (2 articles), Physical Review Research (3 articles), Physical Review A (8 articles), among which 15 (co-)first/corresponding authors, and has been selected for many international academic conferences including QIP, AQIS and other reporting sessions.

Recent representative papers:

[1] You Zhou, Qi Zhao, Xiao Yuan, Xiongfeng Ma*, Detecting multipartite entanglement structure with minimal resources,npj Quantum Information volume 5, Article number: 83 Pages 1-8,(2019)

[2] You Zhou*, Pei Zeng*, and Zhenhuan Liu*, Single-copies estimation of entanglement negativity, Physical Review Letters 125, 200502,(2020)

[3] Xiao Yuan*, Jinzhao Sun*, Junyu Liu*, Qi Zhao*, You Zhou*,  Quantum simulation with hybrid tensor networks, Physical Review Letters 127 (4), 040501,(2021)

[4] You Zhou+, Bo Xiao+, Meng-Da Li, Qi Zhao, Zhen-Sheng Yuan*, Xiongfeng Ma*, Jian-Wei Pan, A scheme to create and verify scalable entanglement in optical lattice, npj Quantum Information 8 (1), 1-9,(2022)

[5]Qi Zhao, You Zhou, Alexander F Shaw, Tongyang Li, Andrew M Childs*, Hamiltonian simulation with random inputs, Physical Review Letters 129 (27), 270502,(2022)

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