NSF supports Uncertainty Quantification for Quantum Computing Algorithms
The Lehigh ISE Department is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Xiu Yang was awarded an NSF CAREER Award. The project title is Uncertainty Quantification for Quantum Computing Algorithms.  The total award amounts to $400,000 and spans five years (from September 2022 to August 2027). 
The NSF CAREER is one of the most prestigious awards a junior faculty member can receive. It will support Prof. Yang serve an academic role model in research and education, contributing to advance the mission of Lehigh’s ISE Department and College of Engineering. In the words of Xiu: “I am thrilled that NSF has selected my project, which will provide steady support for the next five years of my research and student-mentoring plans.”

Xiu Yang obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2014. Before coming to Lehigh, he spent five years at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), first as a postdoctoral researcher (2014-2016) and then as a research staff member (2016-2019). He received an Outstanding Performance Award from PNNL for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016).

His research has been centered around modern scientific computing including uncertainty quantification, multi-scale modeling, physics-informed machine learning, and data-driven scientific discovery. Xiu has been applying his methods on various research areas such as fluid dynamics, hydrology, biochemistry, soft material, climate modeling, energy storage, and power grid system. Currently, he is focusing on quantum computing algorithms for scientific computing. “This award will allow us to develop new uncertainty quantification methods for quantum computing and build the foundation of a “quantum numerical analysis” framework from a probabilistic perspective.” says Xiu Yang.