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Sirui Lu 

Sirui Lu (in simplified Chinese 陆思锐)
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Physics
Department of Physics, Tsinghua University
sirui.lu AT mpq.mpg.de
Curriculum Vitae (updated 2019-07-09)


I am currently working in Prof. Cirac's group at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. My research focuses on theoretical quantum information science. I received my bachelor's degree in science from department of physics, Tsinghua University. Since the spring of 2017, I have been working on many-body physics, quantum algorithms and quantum optics under the supervision of Prof. Prof. Luming Duan. In the summer of 2016, I started working in Prof. Bei Zeng’s theoretical quantum information group, where I have investigated quantum error correction, entanglement, and state tomography. During my undergraduate study, I have also spent an exchanging year at MIT and carried out a summer research project at Harvard.

Research Interests

My research mainly focuses on theoretical quantum information science, with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Understanding many-body physics with tools from quantum information such as tensor network and entanglement.

  • Quantum algorithms on near-term devices: quantum machine learning and quantum approximate optimization algorithms (QAOA).

  • Applying machine learning techniques to solve complex problems in quantum physics.

  • Quantum error correction and fault tolerance.

Check my research overview for details of my existing and on-going projects.

Recent News

Time Type Location Events
Jan. 3 2019 Paper Garching, Germany Check out our new papers that initialzed the study of quantum adversarial machine learning (not QuGAN) “Quantum adversarial machine learning” and “Vulnerability of Machine Learning Phases of Matter”. Collaboration with Prof. Dong-Ling Deng and Prof. Luming Duan at Tsinghua.
Oct. 1 2019 Study Garching, Germany I started my new life at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
August 17-18, 2019 Conference Shenzhen, China I attended 1st Student Conference on Quantum Computing (SCQC), where I gaved an invited talk.
August 14, 2019 Paper Our research paper “Local-measurement-based quantum state tomography via neural networks” has been accepted by npj: Quantum Information!
July 22, 2019 Paper Our research paper “Quantum Spacetime on a Quantum Simulator” has been accepted by Communications Physics!
July 7, 2019 Study Tsinghua I graduated from Tsinghua University.
July 5, 2019 Award Tsinghua I was awarded the 2019 Chi-Sun Yeh prize for excellence in undergraduate study of physics.
June 18, 2019 Study Tsinghua I defended my bachelor thesis entitled “Applications and Implementation of Quantum Random Unitaries” (supervised by Prof. Luming Duan).
May 31, 2019 Paper Our research paper “Machine learning topological phases with a solid-state quantum simulator” has been published in Physical Review Letters!
May 30, 2019 Paper We submitted our paper “Optimizing QAOA: Success Probability and Runtime Dependence on Circuit Depth” onto arXiv.
April 19, 2018 Paper Our research paper “Efficient representation of topologically ordered states with restricted Boltzmann machines” has been published in Physical Review B.
Jan. 11 - 19, 2019 Conference CU Boulder, USA I attended QIP 2019, where I presented three posters on: RBM, tomography and QAOA.
July. 13, 2018 Paper Our research paper “Separability-entanglement classifier via machine learning” has been published in Physical Review A.
Aug. 27, 2017 Study Cambridge I started my exchange semesters at MIT.
Aug. 15, 2017 Paper Our research paper “Codes for simultaneous transmission of quantum and classical information” has been published in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings (ISIT), 2017.

More previous news can be found here.


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Address: Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, Garching, Germany.
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