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Weihao Cao

Graduate in Physics / UCSD

Personal Info


  • Leonard Weihao Cao(曹伟豪)
  • Graduate
  • UC San Diego

Contact Info


Programming


  • Photoshop
  • Matlab,LATEX, Python, Tensorflow
  • C++,Machine Learning

Language


Personal Statement


I'm WEIHAO CAO, a Physics graduate student from UC San Diego, department of Physics. My research interests focus on quantum computing and condensed matter experiments, and I am currently working in Professor Monica Allen's group. Personal interest in expanding potential interests multidisciplinary.  

Academic Experiences


  • Final year project in Phys | at HKU Sep-May,2019

    Project: Valley physics in monolayer materials

    Overseas Research Fellowship | Sum 2018

    Project: Fabrication of magnetic tunneling junction and its theoretical prediction

    Directed Studies in Phys | at HKU Sem 1,2017

    Project: Quantum computing and its physical realizations

    Summer Research Fellowship | Research Assistant, at HKU Sum 2017

    Project: Machine Learning and its application to real classification problems

Education


  • PhD in Physics, UCSD Sep,2019-

    Working on 2D heterostructures

  • BSc Degree in Faculty of Science,HKU Sep,2015-

    Major: Physics, Mathematics |Dean’s Honours List in Year 2015-2019

Research Projects


  • 2D-Material experiments

    Fabrication of magnetic tunneling junction and its theoretical prediction

    • Fabricate MTJ realized by CrI3
    • Predict the tunneling current
  • Quantum Computing

    Quantum computing and its physical realization

    • Study the formalism and famous algorithms of quantum computing
    • Understand and discuss one realization experiment using NMR
  • Machine Learning

    Machine Learning and its application to real classification problems

    • Investigate building blocks of convolution neural networks
    • Study and deploy state-of-the-art object detection models
    • Reproduce molecule classification networks

Scholarships and Certificates


  • Merit-based scholarships and prizes in Physics

    • 2016-2018:Lam Chi Him Memorial Prize in Physics
    • 2015-2016:Li Po Kwai Scholarship
    • 2015-2018:Dr P M Hui Memorial Scholarship Scholarship

  • Merit-based scholarships and prizes in Mathematics

    2016-2017:Alan John Ellis Prizes in Mathematics

  • University entrance Scholarship, 2015

    HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship & HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund for the four academic years

  • National School Contest, 2014

    First Prize in Physics, Biology; Second Prize in Mathematics, Chemistry