Murphy Yuezhen Niu

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics)

Murphy Yuezhen Niu will start as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science in January 2023. She will have an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and is a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science.

Niu is currently a senior research scientist in the Google Quantum AI team, where her work focuses on intelligent quantum control optimization and metrology, quantum machine learning, quantum algorithm design and near-term quantum error correction. Niu applies cutting-edge deep reinforcement learning and generative models to quantum control, quantum circuit compilation, and quantum system learning using some of the largest quantum computers based on superconducting qubits.

Niu received her doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics from MIT in 2018. She received the Claude E. Shannon Research Assistantship for her work at the intersection of photonic quantum computation, quantum error correction and quantum cryptography.

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