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Short Bio

I am an associate professor in the Theory Group of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University. I am a member of CS Theory group.

I obtained Bsc. from East China Normal University majored in mathematics and Ph.D. degree from Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore fortunately supervised by Rahul Jain and Miklos Santha. Prior to joining Nanjing University, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Centrum Wiskunde Informatica(CWI), then Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at University of Waterloo, then Hartree postdoctoral research fellow at Joint center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), University of Maryland. My full cv is here.

Research interest

I am interested in all applications of information theory and Fourier analysis in quantum computing and complexity theory. More specifically,


Minglong Qin (Ph.D., 2019.4- ), Mingnan Zhao (Ph.D., 2020.9- ), Changsheng Wang (MSc., 2020.9-), Yangjing Dong (Ph.D. 2021.9-), Xudong Wu (Ph.D. coadvised with Yitong Yin, 2020.9-), Zekun Ye (Ph.D., 2021.9-), Zongbo Bao (Msc. 2021.9- ).


We have a few intern positions on TCS/quantum computing . Please drop me an email if you are interested.


Publications and preprints

DBLP ,Scholar.


A collection of references that I think may be useful for the students and researchers who are interested in the theory aspect of quantum information and quantum computation.