Yuan Lee

Yuan  Lee
MIT EECS | Keel Foundation Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Dirk R. Englund
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Circuits
Years: 2019-2020
Research Project Title:

Discrete Event Simulation for Quantum Networks

abstract:Advances in quantum hardware have realized the fundamental building blocks of quantum networks, demonstrating high-fidelity, single-qubit control, and multi-qubit links over long distances. As such technologies continue to mature, there is a growing need to look beyond the single-link level and to consider system-level architectures for building scalable and reliable quantum networks. Using a discrete event simulator, we will simulate the performance of various entanglement and repeater protocols on a variety of qubits. These simulations will help us choose the optimal protocols and qubits for a testbed quantum network that connects MIT, Lincoln Laboratory, and Harvard. We will also attempt to identify some general guiding principles for the development of practical quantum networks.
About:

"I am participating in SuperUROP to explore the frontiers of quantum computation. I am excited to apply what I have previously learnt about quantum mechanics towards this research project, and I hope to learn more about what quantum networks could look like in the future."