Tongyang Li is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland. He received B.E. from Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University and B.S. from Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University, both in 2015; he also received a Master degree from Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland in 2018. He is currently a recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship and the NSF QISE-NET Triplet Award. His research focuses on designing quantum algorithms for optimization and machine learning. Tongyang held a QuICS Lanczos Graduate Fellowship 2015-2017.