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Yudong Cao

Zapata Computing
Co-founder and CTO
Yudong Cao is co-founder and CTO of Zapata Computing, a quantum software startup based in Cambridge, MA. His PhD thesis in Computer Science received 2016 Chorafas Award in Computer Science and Informatics. From 2016 to 2018 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University working with Alán Aspuru-Guzik, where the main focus is on developing and deploying algorithms for noisy intermediate scale quantum devices. Dr. Cao has broad expertise in applying near-term quantum computing techniques to industrial problems related to chemistry, optimization and machine learning.