Shuai is a pre-tenured professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at USTC. He was a postdoc at Edinburgh, and a junior research fellow at Oxford. He got his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Shuai’s research interests lie in theoretical computer science. He is working on the complexity classification of counting/optimization problems, and their connections with quantum entanglement theory and statistical physics.

You will work on a research problem tailored for you under my supervision. You will discuss research ideas with me through regular meeting. You are expected to write a research paper at the end.


I am glad to work with self-motivated students with a strong background in theoretical computer science, statistical physics, quantum theory, or any field of mathematics.