Yuxuan (Vincent) Zhang



MP 1023,

60 St George St.

Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

Hello! This is Yuxuan Zhang (张宇轩). I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control, University of Toronto, with a joint appointment at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Hosted by Yong-Baek Kim and Juan Carrasquilla, I have broad interests in quantum computing, condensed matter physics and machine learning.

I completed my early education in my hometown, Tangshan, and graduated from Tangshan No. 1 High School in 2013. I then earned my B.S. in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara with Highest Honors in 2016. Following this, I spent a year at the Institute of High Energy Physics, where I had fun with fundamental particles. In 2017, I attended The University of Texas at Austin and developed a new interest in quantum information and quantum matter. There, I was lucky to be mentored by Andrew C. Potter and Scott Aaronson throughout my Ph.D. studies.

Apart from my enthusiasm for science and nature, I’m a part-time poet, amateur pianist, unprofessional photographer, and semi-competitive RTS gamer.

selected publications


  1. Quantum Volume for Photonic Quantum Processors
    Yuxuan Zhang, Daoheng Niu, Alireza Shabani, and 1 more author
    Physical Review Letters, 2023
  2. Holographic quantum simulation of entanglement renormalization circuits
    Sajant Anand, Johannes Hauschild, Yuxuan Zhang, and 2 more authors
    PRX Quantum, 2023


  1. Holographic simulation of correlated electrons on a trapped-ion quantum processor
    Daoheng Niu, Reza Haghshenas, Yuxuan Zhang, and 3 more authors
    PRX Quantum, 2022


  1. QED driven QAOA for network-flow optimization
    Yuxuan Zhang, Ruizhe Zhang, and Andrew C Potter
    Quantum, 2021