Join us for our next SAFARI Live Seminar
Date: Tuesday, September 27 at 1:00 pm Zurich time (CEST)
Speaker: Poulami Das, Georgia Institute of Technology
Link: Livestream on YouTube Link
Title: Software and Architecture for Reliable Quantum Computing
Quantum computers promise computational advantages for many important applications, but noisy quantum devices lead to computational errors which limit us from running these applications with high fidelity. Quantum information can be protected by using Quantum Error Correction (QEC) codes but requires huge redundancy which may be impractical on Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) systems with few hundreds of qubits. Instead, NISQ systems execute programs in the presence of noise and are simultaneously used to study QEC so that large-scale fault-tolerant quantum computers can be built in future.
In this talk, I will discuss some of my recent works on software techniques to mitigate errors in NISQ systems and describe some architecture solutions for fault-tolerant quantum systems. First, I will discuss JigSaw, a software framework that reduces the impact of measurement errors by running additional copies of a program where each copy measures only a subset of qubits and uses the partial information from the subset measurements to improve the quality of solutions. Second, I will describe LILLIPUT, a lightweight reconfigurable practical lookup table decoder, a logic that identifies errors in real-time, for small QEC codes. Finally, I will describe the AFS decoder that focuses on the system level architecture and organization of decoders in large fault-tolerant systems.
Speaker Bio: Poulami Das is a Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on developing compiler optimizations and software techniques to improve the fidelity of near-term quantum applications as well as designing architecture and system-level solutions for enabling fault-tolerant quantum computing in the future.
Poulami obtained her Master’s degree from The University of Texas, Austin and Bachelor’s degree from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur. She is the recipient of the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship, Institute Gold Medals at NIT Durgapur, and has been selected as a Rising Star in EECS. Her research has been recognized with the Best Research Award at the Design Automation Conference Ph.D. Forum, Cleaver Award for the most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation proposal in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, Best Paper Award at Computing Frontiers, and has appeared in top architecture and systems venues like MICRO, HPCA, and ASPLOS.