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Superstaq: Deep Optimization of Quantum Programs

Superstaq: Deep Optimization of Quantum Programs
Friday, November 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pranav Gokhale
Triangle Quantum Computing Seminar

Abstract: We describe Superstaq, a quantum software platform that optimizes the execution of quantum programs by tailoring to underlying hardware primitives. For benchmarks such as the Bernstein-Vazirani algorithm and the Qubit Coupled Cluster chemistry method, we find that deep optimization can improve program execution performance by at least 10x compared to prevailing state-of-the-art compilers. To highlight the versatility of our approach, we present results from several hardware platforms: superconducting qubits (AQT @ LBNL, IBM Quantum, Rigetti), trapped ions (QSCOUT), and neutral atoms (Infleqtion). Across all platforms, we demonstrate new levels of performance and new capabilities that are enabled by deeper integration between quantum programs and the device physics of hardware.
Bio: Dr. Pranav Gokhale is Infleqtion's VP of Quantum Software. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of, which was acquired by ColdQuanta in May 2022. Pranav has a PhD in quantum computer science from UChicago, where his research led to three best paper awards, over a dozen publications, and three patents. His work spans the full stack, from low-level pulse optimization to compilation to fault-tolerant quantum algorithm design and benchmarking.
Co-hosted sponsored by IBM Quantum Innovation Center at NC State University and UNC Kenan-Flagler's Rethinc. LABS

Contact: Margo Ginsberg