Murphy Niu

Murphy Niu, assistant professor of computer science

Murphy Niu

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Computer Science


2121 Harold Frank Hall

UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


Algorithms and Theory, Algorithms and Architectures, Machine Learning and Data Mining

Niu investigates how to scale up quantum-computing systems and how to use machine learning with and for quantum computers. Her work focuses on intelligent quantum control optimization and metrology, quantum machine learning, quantum algorithm design and near-term quantum error correction. Niu applies cutting-edge deep reinforcement learning and generative models to quantum control, quantum circuit compilation, and quantum-system learning using some of the largest quantum computers based on superconducting qubits.


Google Quantum AI; University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies


PhD  Theoretical and mathematical physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS  Physics, Peking University