YUNG, Man Hong
Associate Professor

Brief Introduction
Man Hong Yung, in 2002 and 2004, he received a bachelor’s degree of Physics and a master's degree of Physics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the summer of 2003, he went to Caltech to study the basics of quantum information theory. In 2004, he was invited to the Department of Materials of Oxford University in the UK to participate in the research project of quantum information. Afterwards, he went to UIUC for further study in physics, his advisor was Prof. Anthony Leggett who won the Nobel prize, and conducting interdisciplinary research involving physics and information science. After graduated, he was conducting Postdoctoral research on quantum information and physical chemistry for three years in Harvard University. In September 2013, he returned to China, and he became an assistant professor at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Information at Tsinghua University.  In January 2016, he worked as an Associate Professor of Physics at SUSTech.
Yung ’s academic work mainly focused on the design of quantum algorithms and the study of quantum simulation, and achieved a series of important results. Among them, (common) first authors, or (common) correspondent authors, published academic papers in such internationally renowned publications as Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters, PNAS, Nature Communications, and Science Advances, and was invited to write a review article for leading magazines such as Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem, Advances in Chemical Physics. The results of the study on quantum insulation [Li & Yung (co-corresponding author) NJP 2014] were selected by IOP Publishing as "IOP Select" and selected by the New Journal of Physics as “Highlights of 2014".


Research Interests
Quantum Computing,Quantum Information, Quantum Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Simulation,Quantum Thermodynamics


Educational Background
2004-2009: PhD in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Department of Physics
2002-2004: MSc in Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Department of Physics
1999-2002: BSc in Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Department of Physics


Professional Experience
2016-Current: Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Department of Physics
2013-2015: Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University, Cross Information Institute
2009-2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology


Professional Activities
Member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports, Division of Quantum Physics, 2013–current
MIT China Energy and Environment Research Group, Co-Director of LCEUA Young Scientists Circle, 2009–2010
Center for Excitonics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visiting Scientist, 2009–2010


Honors and Awards
Pearl River Talent Plan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team of Guangdong Province (First Core Member)
Shenzhen Peacock Project (Class B)


Selected Publications
•Xu*, J.-S., Yung*, M.-H., Xu, X.-Y., Boixo, S., Zhou, Z.-W., Li, C.-F., Aspuru-Guzik, A., Guo, G.-C., Demon-like Algorithmic Quantum Cooling and its Realization with Quantum Optics. Nature Photon. 8, 113-118 (2014) [*equal contributions]
See the News and View by Seth Lloyd in Nature Photonics and Research Highlights by Tim Reid in Nature China.
•Zhang*, J., Yung*, M.-H., Laflamme, R., Aspuru-Guzik, A. & Baugh, J. Digital quantum simulation of the statistical mechanics of a frustrated magnet. Nat. Commun. 3, 880 (2012). [*equal contributions]
•Xu* J.-S., Yung* M.-H., Xu X.-Y., Tang J.-S., Li C.-F., and Guo G.-C., Robust bidirectional links for photonic quantum networks. Science Advances. 2, e1500672 (2016). [*equal contributions]
•Yung, M.-H. & Aspuru-Guzik, A. A quantum-quantum Metropolis algorithm. PNAS. 109, 754–9 (2012).
•Kassal, I., Whitfield, J. D., Perdomo-Ortiz, A., Yung, M.-H. & Aspuru-Guzik, A. Simulating chemistry using quantum computers. Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 62, 185–207 (2011).
•Yung, M.-H., Benjamin, S. & Bose, S. Processor Core Model for Quantum Computing. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 220501 (2006).
•Hu, L., Ma, Y,-C., Xu, Y., Wang, W.-T., Ma, Y.-W., Liu, K., Wang, H.-Y., Song, Y.-P., Yung*, M.-H., Sun*, L.-Y., Simulation of molecular spectroscopy with circuit quantum electrodynamics. Science Bulletin 63, 293–299 (2018). ). [*Correspondence authors]
•Li, H., Gao, X., Xin, T., Yung*, M.-H. & Long*, G. Experimental study of Forrelation in nuclear spins. Science Bulletin 62, 497–502 (2017). [*Correspondence authors]