Cedric Lin is a QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow in quantum information. His research is in quantum algorithms and quantum complexity. Lin seeks to understand the circumstances that allow quantum computers to outperform classical ones. He has studied restricted models of quantum computation, such as the bomb query model and the normalizer circuit model. By focusing on particular aspects of quantum computation, these models have lead to better understanding of current quantum algorithms, and insight in designing future ones. Lin received his doctoral degree in physics from MIT in 2015.