Chunyang Ding is a physicist working on novel implementations of quantum computing, currently living in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Physics (Intensive), and had worked in the labs of Professors Michel Devoret (superconducting qubits, microwave resonators), Nir Navon (ultracold atoms, MOT for Potassium), and Marla Geha (satelite galaxies, statistical analysis). He was previously an associate physicist at IonQ, a trapped ion quantum computing startup associated with Chris Monroe and Jungsang Kim, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Chicago, working in the lab of Professor David Schuster. Besides his passion for quantum computing, Chunny is an avid reader of sci-fi (among other genres) and is enthusiastic about scientific communication. He's currently learning how to be bad at more instruments, create poorly-designed websites, and cooking non-poisonous foods.