Dr. Yu grew up and received her education in Hong Kong. After she obtained her Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she continued as a postdoctoral fellow there. In 2016, she moved to Singapore and worked as a research fellow at the National University of Singapore before joining the Department as an assistant professor in 2019.
Dr. Yu's primary research interest lies in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics. She also collaborates closely with experimentalists. Current focuses include
- quantum phase transitions in quantum many-body systems
- non-equilibrium phases of matter such as the discrete time crystal
- Fermi surfaces and electronic properties in superconductors and topological materials
- application of machine learning in condensed matter physics