Ali Javadi Abhari

PhD Candidate

Systems Designs for Quantum Computation

  Computer Engineering Department, Floor 1, Class 101
  Thursday, 31 December 2015
  11:15 - 12:15


The paradigm of quantum computing offers extremely high computational powers to solve certain classically intractable problems, such as factoring of large integers and simulation of many-particle chemical systems. With well-established theoretical support and increasing ability to physically control quantum mechanical subsystems, questions of suitable systems designs for a future large-scale quantum computer are beginning to be addressed. In this talk, I will first offer a broad overview of the field of quantum computing and then focus on several research directions in designing programming languages, compilers, and architectures for practical quantum computation.


Ali Javadi-Abhari is a 5th-year PhD candidate at Princeton University. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Sharif University’s Electrical Engineering department in 2011. His research for the past few years has been on multiple layers of the software stack for quantum computers, with the goal of bridging the gap between existing mathematical algorithms and physical implementations. He collaborates with researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech, and has published in several conferences including ASPLOS, IISWC, and Computing Frontiers where he won the best paper award in 2014.