Well-known Quantum Technology Scientist Yaoyun Shi Joined Alibaba

Yaoyun Shi, a world-renowned quantum computing scientist, tenured professor of the University of Michigan and winner of Career Award, National Science Foundation, USA, has officially worked for Alibaba and now serves as the chief quantum technology scientist for Alibaba Cloud Computing Co. Ltd.

Shi is another top scientist that works for Alibaba since the company implemented NASA plan. Data shows that Shi learns from from Qizhi Yao, who is world famous computer scientist and currently the only Asian winner of Turing Award, which is the highest award in computer science. Shi researches quantum computing and taught in the University of Michigan.

In 2004, Shi won the Career Award issued by National Science Foundation. Several of his research projects were funded by the National Science Foundation of the United States. In addition, Professor Shi holds a number of patents related to quantum science in the United States.

As early as two years ago, Alibaba begun to layout the relevant research. In July 2015, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Aliyun announced the establishment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences – Alibaba Quantum Computing Laboratory in Shanghai, which is Asia’s first quantum computing research center.

On March 29, 2017, MY Bank completed the quantum encryption communications pilot on its cloud by using quantum technology. Aliyun has become the world’s first cloud computing company that can provide quantum encryption messaging services.

In May 2017, the world’s first light quantum computer surpassing early classic ones was born in China. The light quantum computer is collaborative completed by the University of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Alibaba Quantum Computing Laboratory, Zhejiang University, Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics and others.

In March this year, Alibaba announced the NASA program for the future – establishing “R&D missile” mechanism, forming a strong independent R&D department for the next 20 years, as well as reserving core technology to serve the new economy of 2 billion people. Among


This article originally appeared in Sina Technology and was translated by Pandaily.

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