Pranav Gokhale

I am the Co-founder and CEO of Super.tech. I recently defended my PhD in quantum computation at UChicago, where I was advised by Fred Chong. My work focuses on breaking the abstraction barrier between quantum hardware and software, with the aim of realizing practical applications sooner than otherwise possible. My graduate research was funded by the NDSEG and Eckhardt Fellowships and led to several publications and patents. Prior to graduate school, I attended Princeton University, where I studied computer science and physics. For my interests and background outside of quantum computing, see my profiles on Quora and LinkedIn.

Publications

Speaking

  • Panelist at Inside Quantum Technology, The Future of Quantum Computer Languages, in San Diego. May 2022.
  • Panelist at DOE Congresional Panels on Quantum. Mar–May 2022.
  • Panelist at DeepTechU in Chicago. May 2022.
  • Panelist at UChicago Startups: From Idea to Founding a Company. Apr 2022.
  • Speaker at UChicago Entrepreneurship in Science and Medicine. Apr 2022.
  • Keynote Speaker at Quantum Computing Applications in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark. Apr 2022.
  • Speaker at Commercial Club of Chicago meeting, Chicago: Redefining Winning in Tech. Mar 2022.
  • Q-CHOP: Quantum Constrained Hamiltonian OPtimization talk at APS March Meeting in Chicago. Mar 2022.
  • Panelist at Polsky Center Immersion Day in Chicago. Mar 2022.
  • Post-Quantum World Podcast guest for episode Benchmarking Quantum Computers with Super.tech. Mar 2022.
  • Speaker at "Computing Big Fish to Fry" program (5 Lakes Insitute). Feb 2022.
  • Honoree/Speaker at Chicago Inno Startups to Watch. Feb 2022.
  • Presenter at UChicago Research Computing Center and Quantum Society Workshop. Jan 2022.
  • Panelist at Quantum Computing Testbeds Stakeholder Workshop. Dec 2021.
  • Quantum Circuit Hacks.
    • Nov 2021. HackPrinceton Talk.
    • Apr 2021. Uncommon Hacks (UChicago Hackathon) Talk.
    • Feb 2021. UChicago Quantum Club Seminar.
  • EPiQC Distinguished Alumni panelist. Nov 2021.
  • Panelist at Chicago Quantum Summit. Nov 2021.
  • The Landscape of Energy Startups. Panelist at ComEd Community of the Future: Bronzeville Technology and Energy Expo. Oct 2021.
  • Technical Talks at IEEE Quantum Week (QCE 2021). Oct 2021.
    • Adapting Quantum Approximation Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) for Unit Commitment.
    • Quantum Fan-out: Circuit Optimizations and Technology Modeling.
  • Recent Results on Quantum Approximate Optimization. Quantum AI Workshop at QCE 2021. Oct 2021.
  • Intro to Quantum. Sep 2021.
    • Technical Entrepreneurship Class at Northwestern University.
    • Emerging Technologies Class at University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.
  • Post-Quantum World Podcast guest for episode Use Cases of Quantum. Jun 2021.
  • Quantum Computing: Hope vs. Hype panelist at IOT Solutions World Congress. May 2021.
  • Lehigh@Nasdaq Disruptive Engineers panelist. Apr 2021.
  • Fed Supernova quantum startup showcase presenter (Capital Factory). Mar 2021.
  • Quantum Entrepreneurship Career Launcher speaker (UChicago). Feb 2021.
  • Startup Panel moderator at Chicago Quantum Summit. Nov 2020.
  • Quantum in Finance panelist at BCG + P33 event. Oct 2020.
  • Innovation's Next Frontier: Quantum Computing panelist at ThinkChicago: Ideas. Oct 2020.
  • Optimized Quantum Compilation for Near-Term Algorithms with OpenPulse.
    • Oct 2020. Presentation at MICRO 53.
    • May 2020. Presentation for UChicago QIP Seminar.
    • Apr 2020. Presentation for DOE TEAM seminar.
  • Enabling and Accelerating the Realization of Scalable Quantum Computing.
    • July 2020. AFOSR Quantum Information Science and Atomic/Molecular Physics Program Review in Arlington, VA (virtual).
  • Practical Aspects of Building a Software Stack for Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Devices.
    • [Postponed due to COVID-19] Tutorial at ASPLOS 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook: Quantum 2020.
    • Feb 2020. Panelist for event at Polsky Center in Chicago, IL. Event Link.
  • Term Grouping for VQE.
    • Nov 2019. Presentation at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India.
    • Oct 2019. Presentation at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL.
    • Oct 2019. Poster at MICRO 52 in Columbus, OH. Poster PDF.
    • Aug 2019. Presentation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN.
    • Jun 2019. Presentation at Quantum Resource Estimation (QRE) Workshop in Phoenix, AZ. Slides.
  • Partial Compilation of Variational Algorithms for Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Machines.
    • Oct 2019. Presentation at MICRO 52 in Columbus, OH. Slides.
  • Commercial Outlook for Quantum Computing.
    • Aug 2019. Presentation to UChicago Booth MBA students during electives week.
  • Asymptotic Improvements to Quantum Circuits via Qutrits.
    • Aug 2019. Poster at NDSEG Conference in San Diego, CA.
    • Jun 2019. Presentation at ISCA in Phoenix, AZ.
    • Apr 2019. Master's Presentation at UChicago.
    • Jan 2019. Poster at QIP in Boulder, CO. Best Poster Award. Poster PDF.
    • Dec 2018. Poster at STAQ Kickoff in Durham, NC.
    • Oct 2018. Poster at MICRO 51 in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Variational Quantum Eigensolver (EPiQC Tutorial).
    • Jun 2019. STAQ Quantum Ideas Summer School in Durham, NC.
    • Jun 2019. DAC in Las Vegas, NV.
    • Mar 2019. DATE in Florence, Italy.
    • Oct 2018. MICRO in Fukuoka, Japan.
    • Jun 2018. ISCA in Los Angeles, CA. Youtube.
  • Quantum Computers: At the Cusp of Reality. Dec 2018. STIx Conference at U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Slides.
  • Quantum Computing Crash Course + Variational Quantum Eigensolver. Jul 2018. ATPESC in St. Charles, IL. Slides. Youtube.

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