Ching-Yi Lai 賴青沂

Assistant Professor

Institute of Communications Engineering

National Chiao Tung University

ED926 (Engineering Building 4),

1001 University Rd.

Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan


Phone: 03-5712121#54545
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  • I am looking for Ph.D. and M.S. students (電信甲) who are motivated to do theoretical research, especially in coding and information theory, quantum computation, and quantum cryptography. Students with backgrounds in Electrical engineering/ Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Physics are all welcome. If you are interested, please send me an email. (電機/資訊/數學/物理背景的學生)

  • Postdoctoral positions are available. 目前本實驗團隊有多個博士後研究的機會,為量子計算相關理論研究。具有quantum optics、quantum error correction codes、或傳統編碼理論相關知識尤佳。

About Me

Ching-Yi Lai was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his MS in 2006 and BS in 2004 in electrical engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He received his PhD in 2013 in electrical engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Currently he is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communications Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Previously he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney from December 2013 to July 2015. Then he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan from September 2015 to July 2018.

Prof. Lai received the MOST Young Scholar Fellowship (哥倫布計畫) in 2018 from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His research interests include theory of error-correcting codes, information theory, quantum computation and information, fault-tolerant quantum computation, and quantum cryptography.

Information for Students

  • |Joint PhD Degree〉University of Technology Sydney(雪梨科技大學)博士雙聯學位:Potential students can visit the Centre for Quantum Software and Information at UTS for two years at the beginning of the 3rd year of PhD. 雪梨科大的量子軟體與資訊中心為目前世界上最大的理論量子研究中心之一。NCTU申請此雙聯學位之學生可於博士第三年開始,於UTS訪問兩年。

  • |Postdoc Fellowship〉Taiwan-USC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: 台灣教育部和南加州大學 (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)協定,台灣人或於台灣取得博士學歷之學生,可申請補助前往USC從事博士後研究。

Research Interests

  • Classical and Quantum Error-correcting Codes

  • Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation

  • Quantum Algorithm, Machine Learning

  • Quantum Communication, Quantum Key Distribution

  • Quantum Cryptography, Post-quantum Cryptography

  • Quantum Information Theory

Honors and Grants

2021 August-2024 July (3 years) Excellent Young Scholar 優秀年輕學者研究計畫 MOST 110-2628-E-A49-007 -

2019 December-2023 November 矽基量子光電晶片 MOST108-2627-E-008-001-

2018 Junior Chair Professor at NCTU (support for 4 years)

2018 August-2021 July (3 years) MOST Young Scholar Fellowship (哥倫布計畫, Grant No. MOST107-2636-E-009-005; MOST108-2636-E-009-004-; MOST109-2636-E-009-004-).

  1. award for prestigious young scholars born after 1982 in Taiwan.

  2. 2.47 million dollars for the fi.rst year and a total of 7.45 million dollars for three years

2018 MOST Postdoctoral Research Fellow Academic Writing Award

2017 Postdoctoral Scholars Programs at Academia Sinica