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] 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.
    • [Upcoming] Jan 2019. QIP in Boulder, CO.
    • Oct 2018. MICRO 51 in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • [Upcoming] Quantum Computing: At the Cusp of a Revolution. Dec 2018. STIx Conference at U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.
  • Quantum Computing Crash Course + Variational Quantum Eigensolver. Jul 2018. ATPESC in St. Charles, IL. Slides.