Professor Yuan, Haidong

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Room 318, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China
(852) 3943 9479
(852) 2603 6002


Dr. Haidong Yuan received his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2001. He got his M.S. in Engineering Science in 2002 and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 2006, both from Harvard University. He then did his postdoctoral work at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From August 2012 to August 2014, he worked as an assistant professor at the department of Applied Mathematics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in September, 2014.


  • Dynamical system and control theory: nonlinear control theory; geometric control theory; optimal, robust, and stochastic control
  • Modeling and control of systems at micro, nano and mesoscopic scale: spin dynamics, control of coherent spectroscopy, Ion trap, superconducting quantum interference devices, nuclear magnetic resonance, magnetic resonance imaging, quantum optics.
  • Quantum information and quantum computing
  • Complex systems and networks

Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Award, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong, 2013/2014.

Journal Papers (in the recent five years)

  • Haidong Yuan, Chi-Hang Fred Fung, Quantum parameter estimation with general dynamics, to appear in npj: Quantum information.
  • Haidong Yuan, Sequential feedback scheme outperforms the parallel scheme for Hamiltonian parameter estimation, Physical Review Letters 117, 160801 (2016).
  • Chengjie Zhang, Sixia Yu, Qing Chen, Haidong Yuan, and C.H. Oh, Evaluation of entanglement measures by a single observable, Physical Review A,94, 042325 (2016).
  • Jing Liu, Haidong Yuan, ''Valid lower bound for all estimators in quantum parameter estimation, New Journal of Physics, 18, 093009 (2016).
  • S. S. Köcher, T. Heydenreich, Y. Zhang, G. N. M. Reddy, S. Caldarelli, H. Yuan and S. J. Glaser, Time-optimal excitation of maximum quantum coherence: Physical limits and pulse sequences, Journal of Chemical Physics 144, 164103 (2016).
  • Xiaoxu Wang, Chengjie Zhang, Qing Chen, Sixia Yu, Haidong Yuan, and C. H. Oh, Hierarchy of multipartite nonlocality in the nonsignaling scenario, Physical Review A 94, 022110 (2016).
  • Haidong Yuan, Robert Zeier, Nikolas Pomplun, Steffen J. Glaser, and Navin Khaneja, Time-optimal polarization transfer from an electron spin to a nuclear spin, Physical Review A 92,053414 (2015).
  • Chengjie Zhang, Sixia Yu, Qing Chen, Haidong Yuan, C H Lai and C H Oh, Complete condition for nonzero quantum correlation in continuous variable systems, New Journal of Physics 17, 093007 (2015).
  • Haidong Yuan, Chi-Hang Fred Fung, Optimal feedback scheme and universal time scaling for Hamiltonian parameter estimation, Physical Review Letters 115, 110401, (2015).
  • Haidong Yuan, Van D. M. Koroleva and Navin Khaneja, Reduced coupling with global pulses in quantum registers, New Journal of Physics 16, 105013(2014).
  • Haidong Yuan, Daxiu Wei,Yajuan Zhang, Steffen Glaser and Navin Khaneja, "Efficient synthesis of quantum gates on indirectly coupled spins", Phys. Rev. A 89, 042315(2014).
  • Haidong Yuan, "Reachable set of open quantum dynamics for a single spin in Markovian environment", Automatica 49, pp. 955-959, (2013).
  • Haidong Yuan, "Reachable set of operators on controlled open quantum systems in a Markovian environment", System and Control Letters, Vol 61, Issue 11, pp 1085-1088 (2012).
  • Haidong Yuan, Christiane Koch, Peter Salamon, David Tannor, "Controllability on relaxation free subspaces: On the relationship between adiabatic population transfer and optimal control", Phys. Rev. A 85, 033417 (2012).
  • Haidong Yuan, Navin Khaneja, "Efficient synthesize of quantum gates on a three spin system with triangle topology", Phys. Rev. A 84, 062301 (2011).