Theodore Yoder
tjyoder at mit dot edu
I am a PhD student at MIT, working in quantum information theory under Professor Isaac Chuang. Here is my
CV.
Current Research Interests
Faulttolerant gates Constructed universal, faulttolerant logical gate sets on small quantum codes without using any logical ancillas
Small faulttolerant designs What is the smallest faulttolerant design? Can a high threshold be maintained even with few ancillas and local interactions?
Faulttolerance thresholds Investigated procedures to calculate thresholds of faulttolerant Clifford circuits in polytime on a classical computer
Selfcorrection How can selfcorrecting quantum memories simplify logical gates and encoded algorithms?
Quantum software How do we use quantum states as Hamiltonians and how many copies do we need? Proved and saturated lower bounds
Quantum Bernoulli factories What probability distributions can you make given an unknown single qubit unitary? On one qubit, equivalent to solving symmetric boolean functions.
Selected Publications

D.E. Koh, M.Y. Niu, and T.J. Yoder, Quantum simulation from the bottom up: the case of rebits, arXiv:1708.09355 (2017)

T.J. Yoder, Universal faulttolerant quantum computation with BaconShor codes, arXiv:1705.01686 (2017)

T.J. Yoder and I.H. Kim, The surface code with a twist, Quantum 1 (2017)

S. Kimmel, C. Lin, G.H. Low, M. Ozols, T.J. Yoder, Hamiltonian simulation with optimal sample complexity, NPJ Quantum Information 3 (2017)

G.H. Low, T.J. Yoder, I.L. Chuang. The methodology of resonant equiangular composite quantum gates, Physical Review X 6 (2016).

T.J. Yoder, R. Takagi, I.L. Chuang. Universal faulttolerant gates on concatenated stabilizer codes, Physical Review X 6 (2016).

S. Kimmel, G.H. Low, T.J. Yoder. Robust calibration of a universal singlequbit gate set via robust phase estimation, Physical Review A 92 (2015).

G.H. Low, T.J. Yoder, I.L. Chuang. Quantum imaging by coherent enhancement, Physical Review Letters 114 (2015).

T.J. Yoder, G.H. Low, I.L. Chuang. Fixedpoint quantum search with an optimal number of queries, Physical Review Letters 113 (2014).

G.H. Low, T.J. Yoder, I.L. Chuang. Quantum inference on Bayesian networks, Physical Review A 89 (2014).

G.H. Low, T.J. Yoder, I.L. Chuang. Optimal arbitarily accurate composite pulse sequences, Physical Review A 89 (2014).