Since November 2020, I am a designated assistant professor (tokunin-jokyo, 特任助教) at Graduate School of Mathematics, Nagoya university. I am part of the QLEAP theory group lead by Professor François Le Gall.

Before coming to Nagoya, I was a Postdoctoral researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands, supervised by Prof. Ronald de Wolf and Dr. Michael Walter. I was also affiliated with the Research Center for Quantum Software (QuSoft).

I received my Ph.D. from Centre for Quantum Software and Information (QSI), University of technology Sydney (UTS), supervised by Prof. Runyao Duan and Dr. Youming Qiao (and informally co-advised by Prof. Andreas Winter). Before that, I received my B.Sc. (with Hongyi honour) in 2014 from School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University.

- Classical and quantum zero-error information theory
- Classical and quantum algorithms (e.g. for group actions and linear algebra)
- Noncommutative graph theory

Ph.D. in Quantum Information, 2018

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

B.Sc. in Mathematics, 2014

Wuhan University, China

Exchange student, 2013

Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Check our online reading group “From Euclidean to Geodesic Convex Optimization”.

[Apr. 2021] Our paper Quantum algorithms for matrix scaling and matrix balancing has been accepted for ICALP 2021 and TQC 2021.

[Nov. 2020] New paper posted: Quantum algorithms for matrix scaling and matrix balancing , joint with Joran van Apeldoorn, Sander Gribling, Harold Nieuwboer, Michael Walter and Ronald de Wolf.

[Oct. 2020] Our paper Quantum asymptotic spectra of graphs and non-commutative graphs, and quantum Shannon capacities was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

[Aug. 2020] New paper posted: Interior-point methods for unconstrained geometric programming and scaling problems, joint with Peter Bürgisser, Harold Nieuwboer and Michael Walter.

[Aug. 2020] Our paper Group-theoretic generalisations of vertex and edge connectivities was published in Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.

[Jul. 2020] Our paper The Haemers bound of noncommutative graphs was accepted for publication in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory.

[Jun. 2020] Our paper Improved Algorithms for Alternating Matrix Space Isometry: from Theory to Practice was accepted to European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA2020).

Quantum algorithms for matrix scaling and matrix balancing.

Joran van Apeldoorn, Sander Gribling, Y. L., Harold Nieuwboer, Michael Walter, Ronald de Wolf.

Accepted for ICALP 2021. arXiv:2011.12823, 2020.Quantum asymptotic spectra of graphs and non-commutative graphs, and quantum Shannon capacities.

Y. L., Jeroen Zuiddam.

arXiv:1810.00744, 2018.

In IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.Interior-point methods for unconstrained geometric programming and scaling problems.

Peter Bürgisser, Y. L., Harold Nieuwboer, Michael Walter

arXiv: 2008.12110, 2020.The Haemers bound of noncommutative graphs.

Sander Gribling, Y. L..

arXiv: 2002.02743, 2020. In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory.Improved Algorithms for Alternating Matrix Space Isometry: from Theory to Practice.

Peter A. Brooksbank, Y. L., Youming Qiao, James B. Wilson.

The results appear in Section 6 of [4].

In proceedings of the European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA2020)Group-theoretic generalisations of vertex and edge connectivities.

Y. L., Youming Qiao.

arXiv: 1906.07948, 2019.

In Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.Incorporating Weisfeiler-Leman into algorithms for group isomorphism.

Peter A. Brooksbank, Joshua A. Grochow, Y. L., Youming Qiao, James B. Wilson.

arXiv: 1905.02518, 2019.A Quantum-inspired Classical Algorithm for Separable Non-negative Matrix Factorization.

Zhihuai Chen, Y. L., Xiaoming Sun, Pei Yuan, Jialin Zhang.

In proceedings of 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2019.

Improved Algorithms for Alternating Matrix Space Isometry: from Theory to Practice. [Video] [Slides]

European Symposium on Algorithms, 2020.The Haemers bound of graphs and noncommutative graphs, and quantum Shannon capacities. [Slides]

Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH), University of Copenhagen, 2020.The Haemers bound of noncommutative graphs. [Slides] [Video]

23rd Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing, Shenzhen, 2020.Bipartite perfect matching, (non-)commutative Rank, and entanglement transformation. [Slides]

Applied Math Youth Forum, Peking University, 2020.Average-case algorithm for testing pseudo-isometry of alternating matrix tuples. [Slides]

School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics, NUI Galway, 2019.