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ZENG Bei 曾蓓
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Prof. Zeng received the B.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics and M.Sc. degree in physics from Tsinghua University, in 2002 and 2004, respectively.  She received the Ph.D. degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009. From 2009 to 2010, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo. In 2010, she joined the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph, as an assistant professor, and promoted to Tenured Associate Professor in 2014 and Professor in 2018. In 2019, she joined the Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as a Professor.

Prof. Zeng’s research strives to bring us closer to the goal of reliable transmission and processing of quantum information. From the theoretical point of view, she is seeking to construct a broad theory for building a large class of quantum error-correcting codes. From the practical point of view, her focus is on the design of quantum error-correcting codes with nice properties that are suitable for high rate quantum information transmission through practical physical channels, and reliable quantum computation with high noise tolerance and low resource requirement. 

Research Areas
Quantum information, Quantum computing, Quantum error correction
Representative Publications
  • Bei Zeng, Xie Chen, Duan-Lu Zhou, and Xiao-Gang Wen. Quantum Information Meets Quantum Matter: From Quantum Entanglement to Topological Phases of Many-Body Systems. Springer, (2019).
  • Yuanhao Wang, Ying Li, Zhang-qi Yin, and Bei Zeng. "16-qubit IBM universal quantum computer can be fully entangled." npj Quantum Information 4, no. 1 (2018): 46.
  • Xin, Tao, Dawei Lu, Joel Klassen, Nengkun Yu, Zhengfeng Ji, Jianxin Chen, Xian Ma, Guilu Long, Bei Zeng, and Raymond Laflamme. "Quantum state tomography via reduced density matrices." Physical review letters 118, no. 2 (2017): 020401.
  • Bei Zeng, and Xiao-Gang Wen. "Gapped quantum liquids and topological order, stochastic local transformations and emergence of unitarity." Physical Review B 91, no. 12 (2015): 125121.
  • Jianxin Chen, Hillary Dawkins, Zhengfeng Ji, Nathaniel Johnston, David Kribs, Frederic Shultz, and Bei Zeng. "Uniqueness of quantum states compatible with given measurement results." Physical Review A 88, no. 1 (2013): 012109.
  • Bei Zeng, Andrew Cross, and Isaac L. Chuang. "Transversality versus universality for additive quantum codes." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 57, no. 9 (2011): 6272-6284.
  • Andrew Cross, Graeme Smith, John A. Smolin, and Bei Zeng. "Codeword Stabilized Quantum Codes." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 1, no. 55 (2009): 433-438.
Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications]