Pranav Gokhale

I am a PhD student in quantum computation at UChicago. I am advised by Fred Chong. My research focuses on breaking the abstraction barrier between quantum hardware and software, with the aim of realizing practical applications sooner than otherwise possible. I am funded by the NDSEG and Eckhardt Fellowships.

For my interests and background outside of quantum computing, see my profiles on Quora and LinkedIn.



  • Variational Quantum Eigensolver (EPiQC Tutorial).
    • [Upcoming] Jun 2019. ISCA in Phoenix, AZ.
    • [Upcoming] Jun 2019. DAC in Las Vegas, NV.
    • [Upcoming] Mar 2019. DATE in Florence, Italy.
    • Oct 2018. MICRO in Fukuoka, Japan.
    • Jun 2018. ISCA in Los Angeles, CA. Youtube.
  • Improved Quantum Circuits via Dirty Qutrits. Poster PDF.
    • Jan 2019. QIP in Boulder, CO. Best Poster Award.
    • Dec 2018. STAQ Kickoff in Durham, NC.
    • Oct 2018. MICRO 51 in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Quantum Computers: At the Cusp of Reality. Dec 2018. STIx Conference at U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Slides.
    • [Upcoming] Also featured on AAAS Sci on the Fly podcast.
  • Quantum Computing Crash Course + Variational Quantum Eigensolver. Jul 2018. ATPESC in St. Charles, IL. Slides. Youtube.