**About me**: I am currently a __Simons Quantum Postdoctoral Fellow__, hosted by Prof. Lin Lin and Prof. Umesh Vazirani, at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and Department of Mathematics, UC-Berkeley since 2022 Spring. I was a __Morrey Visiting Assistant Professor__ at Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, hosted by Prof. Lin Lin from Aug 2019 to Jan 2022.
I received my PhD in mathematics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I currently serve as an editor of the journal __Quantum__.
My research is funded in part by NSF grant DMS-2208416.

I will be joining Duke University as an assistant professor of Mathematics in the upcoming Fall, and will be excited to be a member of Duke Quantum Center.
**Research Interests**:
My research interests lie broadly in applied and numerical analysis of partial differential equations. After joining Berkeley, I became intrigued by quantum algorithms. My current focus is quantum related problems and quantum computing, in particular, quantum algorithms for differential equations including unbounded Hamiltonian simulation and other classical differential equations.

Email: difang@berkeley.edu

Office: 851 Evans Hall and 318 Calvin Lab

**Organizing and Recent Activities**: (for a list of recent talks please see * here*. )

- I co-organize
__Applied Math Seminar__(UC Berkeley / Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory) with Michael Lindsey and Franziska Weber this year. If you are interested in giving a talk, please feel free to contact any of the organizers. - I am honored and excited to co-organize the IPAM long program
__Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Quantum Computing__in 2023, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), UCLA. - I served on
__Challenge Institute for Quantum Computation__(CIQC) community council during 2021-2022 academic year. I am proud to be part of the Berkeley quantum ecosystem. To learn the quantum efforts and ecosystem at Berkeley, please see__here__for a quick 5-min video intro with me appearing shortly after 2min. :) - April 2023: Our work on Trotter observable error bounds has been accepted as a talk on TQC 2023.
- March 2023: I am honored to give an invited talk in the annual American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting.
- January 2023: I co-organized a
__SIAM special session on quantum algorithms__in__Joint Mathematics Meeting 2023__(JMM 2023) with Dong An and Lin Lin. Please click the underlined session name to see the tentative schedule. Hope to see you in Jan! - November 2022: Our work on Hamiltonian learning has been selected as a short plenary talk on QIP 2023.
- October 2022: Our work (with Albert Tres, an undergraduate student advised by me) on Observable Error Bounds has been accepted by SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis.
- October 2022: I was invited to give a Colloquium in Applied Mathematics at University of Chicago.
- August 2022: My NSF proposal has been awarded by NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences for three years. I am happy to be the principle investigator.
- June 2022: I gave a talk on 2022 Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Research Symposium, University of Minnesota. It was my first time attending the AWM annual meeting. Thanks Jingwei Hu and Sara Pollock for the invitation!
- April 2022: Our paper "Time-dependent Hamiltonian Simulation of Highly Oscillatory Dynamics and Superconvergence for Schrodinger Equation" was accepted as a talk on
__TQC 2022__(17th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography).is the talk recording. (talk is in-person in July)__Here__ - Feb 2022: I was invited to give a
__Mathematics Department Colloquium__at UC Berkeley. - Jan-Feb 2022: I was a long-term visitor at
__Program on Towards Classically Intractable Quantum Simulations of Physics and Chemistry__, The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), UC Santa Barbara, and was invited to give a talk in hybrid format.is the recording. (talk is in-person)__Here__ - Jan 2022: I was an invited speaker and session chair at Workshop on
__Quantum Numerical Linear Algebra__, IPAM, UCLA.is the recording. (talk is virtual)__Here__