Current group members

Name Role
Nilin Abrahamsen Simons postdoctoral scholar
(co-mentored with Umesh Vazirani)
Dong An PhD student
Yulong Dong PhD student
(co-mentored with Birgitta Whaley)
Di Fang Morrey Assistant Professor
Fabian Faulstich Postdoctoral scholar
Raehyun Kim PhD student
Jeffmin Lin PhD student
Subhayan Roy Moulik Postdoctoral scholar
Yu Tong PhD student
Jiasu Wang PhD student
Xin Xing Postdoctoral scholar
Jiahao Yao PhD student
Jiefu Zhang PhD student
Qinyi Zhu PhD student

Gone but not forgotten

Name Then After
Amartya Banerjee Postdoctoral scholar
(2015-2018, co-mentored with Chao Yang)
Assistant Professor
UCLA (Materials Science)
Mo ChenUndergraduate student (2018-2019) PhD student, MIT
Anil Damle NSF Postdoctoral scholar, (2016-2017) Assistant Professor
Cornell University (Computer Science)
Wei HuPostdoctoral scholar
(2014-2017, co-mentored with Chao Yang)
University of Science and Technology of China
Weile Jia Postdoctoral scholar (2016-2020) Associate Professor
Chinese Academy of Sciences
(Computer Science)
Jason Kaye Undergraduate student
(2013-2014, co-mentored with Chao Yang)
PhD student, Courant Institute
Michael Lindsey PhD student, (Graduated in 2019) NSF Postdoctoral scholar
Courant Institute
Xun Tang Undergraduate student (2018-2019) PhD student, Stanford University
Xiaojie Wu Postdoctoral scholar (2018-2020) Amobee
Jin XieUndergraduate student, (2015 Summer) PhD student, Stanford University
Ze Xu PhD student (Graduated in 2019) Two Sigma
Tiangang Zhou Undergraduate student, (2019 Summer) PhD student, Tsinghua University
Leonardo Zepeda-Nunez Postdoctoral scholar, (2017-2019) Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin, Madison (Mathematics)


Postdoctoral Position in New Methods for Simulating Quantum Many-Body Systems:

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for two Postdoctoral scholars supervised by Professor Lin Lin to participate in the development of new methods for simulating quantum many-body systems. There is flexibility in the detailed topics, and the positions are supported by the Simons Foundation. The projects involve collaboration with mathematicians, physicists, chemists and computer scientists at Caltech, Flatiron, Harvard, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Paris Tech, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, U Minnesota, and U Texas. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to make extended visits to other collaboration sites, to contribute to joint research activities, and to participate in collaboration workshops and summer schools. We particularly encourage candidates with strong backgrounds in the following areas to apply (all have a focus on methodology developments)

  • Quantum many-body approaches for Moire materials
  • Driven (time-dependent) quantum systems and Green's function formalism
  • Quantum embedding methods
  • Quantum algorithms related to scientific computation (fault-tolerant and near-term algorithms)
  • Variational quantum Monte Carlo, and quantum control methods with a machine learning focus
The preferred start date is 7/1/2022 or earlier. The initial duration is one year. Upon satisfactory performance evaluations and subject to availability of funds, the position can be renewed for two more years (this is the expected outcome). Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The salary is competitive. The official posting is currently pending approval. Interested candidates may send the complete CV to containing "Postdoc position" in the subject for quick assessment. The final applications must be submitted online via AP Recruit.

Graduate/Undergraduate students:

Talented graduate students and undergraduate students interested in numerical methods for physics based simulation are always welcome.

You can get in touch with me via e-mail or office hours. Please send/bring (i) an up-to-date CV, (ii) a transcript highlighting your background in numerical analysis, algorithms, and quantum physics and (iii) a brief description of your research interest, and how it may connect to my current research directions. For undergraduate students, please make sure that you have already taken MATH128A, MATH128B or equivalent classes.