Murphy Yuezhen Niu

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Assistant Professor
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Murphy Yuezhen Niu joined the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) in August 2023 as an assistant professor of computer science and QuICS Fellow. She also has an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

Niu was a senior research scientist in the Google Quantum AI team, where her work focused 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.

Visit Niu’s academic publications on Google Scholar here.