Wei Tang

Computer Science PhD Candidate

Princeton University


I am a second year Computer Science PhD candidate at Princeton University in Professor Margaret Martonosi‘s group. Currently, I am working on quantum circuit compilation techniques to expand hardware performance. My main interest is in architecture for near-term quantum computers.

Previously, I worked with Professor Jungsang Kim at Duke University on ion trapping experiments. I designed an auto-balanced circuit that produced optimal error signals for laser frequency locking. I also previously worked with James B. Duke Professor Alfred Goshaw at Duke University in the field of high energy physics. I helped analyze the Run II data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to help discover new laws of physics.

I am a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society. Outside of research and academics, I am a huge fan of basketball and love to travel.


  • Quantum Computer Compilation
  • Quantum Computer Architecture
  • Machine Learning X Quantum Computing


  • PhD in Computer Science, Current

    Princeton University

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2018

    Duke University

  • BSc in Physics, 2018

    Duke University


Qiskit Analysis

Something fishy about the Qiskit noise model simulation



WJ Cody Research Fellow

Argonne National Lab

May 2019 – Aug 2019 Illinois
  • Implemented circuit cutting quantum circuit compilation schemes

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Duke University

May 2016 – Dec 2017 North Carolina
  • Served as a TA for various Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering classes

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Duke University

Jan 2016 – May 2018 North Carolina
  • Research Assistant in Professor Jungsang Kim’s lab
  • Research Assistant in Professor Alfred Goshaw’s lab

Data Analyst

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 Switzerland
  • Analyzed the Run II data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
  • proposed the novel concept of a helicity frame to reveal the reasons behind the observed low detector efficiency



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