Current group members

Name Role
Nilin Abrahamsen Simons postdoctoral scholar
(co-mentored with Umesh Vazirani)
Zhiyan Ding Morrey Assistant Professor
Yulong Dong PhD student
(co-mentored with Birgitta Whaley)
Di Fang Simons postdoctoral scholar
(co-mentored with Umesh Vazirani)
Fabian Faulstich Postdoctoral scholar
Gil Goldshlager PhD student
Zhen Huang PhD student
Raehyun Kim PhD student
Choco Tianyue Li Undergraduate student
Senwei Liang Postdoctoral scholar (co-mentored with Chao Yang)
Jin-Peng Liu Simons postdoctoral scholar
(co-mentored with Umesh Vazirani)
Subhayan Roy Moulik Postdoctoral scholar
Avijit Shee Postdoctoral scholar
(co-mentored with Martin Head-Gordon and Birgitta Whaley)
Kevin Stubbs Postdoctoral scholar
Jiasu Wang PhD student
Xin Xing Postdoctoral scholar
Jiahao Yao PhD student
Qinyi Zhu PhD student
Yuanran Zhu Postdoctoral scholar (co-mentored with Chao Yang)

Gone but not forgotten

Name Then After
Dong An PhD student, (Graduated in 2021) Hartree postdoctoral fellow
U Maryland
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)
Ethan Epperly DOE CSGF Fellow internship (2021 Summer)
Hans GundlachUndergraduate student (2020-2021) Master student, Cambridge
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
Paul Kottering Undergraduate student (2020-2021) Master student, Courant Institute
Jeffmin Lin PhD student (Graduated in 2021) Calico
Michael Lindsey PhD student (Graduated in 2019) NSF postdoctoral scholar
Courant Institute
Xiang MengUndergraduate student (2019 Fall) PhD student, MIT
Hongkang NiUndergraduate student (2021 Summer) PhD student, Stanford
Xun Tang Undergraduate student (2018-2019) PhD student, Stanford
Yu Tong PhD student (Graduated in 2022) IQIM postdoctoral fellow, Caltech
Pranav Vaidhyanathan Undergraduate student (2020-2021) PhD student, Oxford
Xiaojie Wu Postdoctoral scholar (2018-2020) Amobee
Jin XieUndergraduate student, (2015 Summer) PhD student, Stanford
Ze Xu PhD student (Graduated in 2019) Two Sigma
Leonardo Zepeda-Nunez Postdoctoral scholar, (2017-2019) Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin, Madison (Mathematics)
Jiefu Zhang PhD student (Graduated in 2021) Facebook
Hongli Zhao Undergraduate student, (2020 Summer) PhD student, U Chicago
Tiangang Zhou Undergraduate student, (2019 Summer) PhD student, Tsinghua University


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 7/1/2023. 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, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The salary is competitive.

Graduate students:

Our research group primarily focuses on the interplay between numerical methods and quantum sciences. For graduate students students with strong interests and backgrounds in this direction, please 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.