About me

I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, under the supervision of Professor. Yiyu Shi at University of Notre Dame and Assistant Professor. Weiwen Jiang at George Mason University.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison in Madison, WI, US, where I was worked with Professor. Juda Shohet in the Plasma Processing & Technology lab at UW-Madison.


My research interests recently focus on Quantum Machine Learning and Quantum Optimal Control. My research aim to find methods to solve the noise problem in NISQ era quantum computer and reduce the compliation overhead in quantum computer. I am also interested in outreach and education in software and system level quantum computing. I have organizing the Quantum Computer System Lecture Series (QuCS) with my friend Hanrui Wang.


  • University of Notre Dame. PhD student in Computer science and Engineering. 2021 - 2026 (Expected)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison. B.S. in Electrical Engineering. 2018 - 2020
  • Auburn University. Computer Engineering transfer to UW-Madison. 2016-2018


  • One paper accepted to QCE, Cheers! June.2022
  • Zhiding and Hanrui has organized quantum computing systems lecture series, please check Our Website sign up on the mail list and follow the update! Welcome to contact for give a talk in our series!
  • Zhiding has been selected as a DAC Young Fellow, Cheers! Thanks for the 500$ travel grant from DAC! April.2022
  • Become a contributor to TorchQuantum and aim to extend the functionabilty of support quantum pulse, thanks Hanrui! Feb.2022
  • Zhiding has been selected as a DAC Young Fellow, Cheers! Nov.2021
  • Two papers will be published on ICCAD, Cheers! Sep.2021
  • Become a contributor to QFNN, design the QF-RobustNN to support Quantumflow, thanks Zhirui! Sep.2021
  • Zhiding has joining University of Notre Dame as a PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering department under guidence of Prof. Yiyu Shi. July.2021


  • Zhiding Liang^, Jinglei Cheng^, Hang Ren, Hanrui Wang, Fei Hua, Yongshan Ding, Fred Chong, Song Han, Yiyu Shi, Xuehai Qian, “PAN:Pulse Ansatz on NISQ Machines”. (arxiv)
  • Zhiding Liang^, Hanrui Wang^, Jinglei Cheng, Yongshan Ding, Hang Ren, Zhengqi Gao, Duane Boning, Xuehai Qian, Song Han, Weiwen Jiang, Yiyu Shi, “Variational Quantum Pulse Learning”. Accepted to the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering. (QCE 2022).
  • Zhiding Liang, Zhepeng Wang, Junhuan Yang, Lei Yang, Yiyu Shi, Weiwen Jiang, “Can Noise on Qubits Be Learned in Quantum Neural Network? A Case Study on QuantumFlow”. Published in the Proceedings of 40th International Conference On Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD 2021).
  • Zhepeng Wang, Zhiding Liang, Shanglin Zhou, Caiwen Ding, Yiyu Shi, Weiwen Jiang, “Exploration of Quantum Neural Architecture by Mixing Quantum Neuron Designs”. Published in the Proceedings of the 40th International Conference On Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD 2021).
  • Zhiding Liang, “A comprehensive understanding of conductive mechanism of RRAM: from electron conduction to ionic dynamics”. Published in the 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Control Technologies (CEECT 2020)

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 DAC Young Fellow with 500$ Travel Grant.
    DAC. 2022
  • 2021 DAC Young Fellow.
    DAC. 2021
  • Certificate of Quantum Excellence (100/100).
    IBM. 2021.
  • Dean’s List.
    University of Wisconsin, Madison. 2018fall - 2020spring.
  • Dean’s List.
    Auburn University. 2017spring - 2018spring.

Selected Talks

  • Scalable Design-Program-Compilation Optimizations for Quantum Algorithms, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2022
  • A Quantum Machine Learning Co-Design Framework Towards Quantum Advantage, International Conference On Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2021
  • Tutorial of QuantumFlow, Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK), 2021

Activity and Service

Supervised Student

  • Jiakun Wang, undergrad at CMU. 2022 Spring.