Milad Marvian awarded a new DOE quantum computing grant

August 15, 2023


CQuIC faculty member, Prof. Milad Marvian, has been selected as a recipient of the Department of Energy's Exploratory Research in Extreme-Scale Science program. These projects, announced Aug. 10, are focused on exploratory research for extreme-scale science that will leverage emerging trends and advances in high-end computing, massive datasets, scientific machine learning, artificial intelligence, and novel computing architectures. “There is a wide expanse of exciting opportunities as we reach beyond exascale computing,” said Ceren Susut, Department of Energy Acting Associate Director of Science for Advanced Scientific Computing Research. “These projects will help us find promising directions to realize the full potential of scientific computing from emerging technologies.”Prof. Marvian's project is called Bridging Between Quantum Circuit Model and Constrained Hamiltonian-based Computation and aims to investigate optimal methods to translate quantum algorithms between various models of quantum computation, motivated by current hardware capabilities, which will facilitate the implementation of practical applications on near-term quantum devices.“New Mexico has always been at the forefront of scientific advancements,” said U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, who represents New Mexico. “This federal investment will continue to expand that leadership by leveraging our unique assets, supporting UNM’s leading role in maximizing the benefits of emerging quantum computing technology to solve important scientific and engineering challenges.” Earlier this year, Marvian received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for Design and Analysis of Low-Overhead Fault-Tolerant Quantum Circuits, which explores the minimum requirements for reliable quantum computation and also aims to develop low-overhead quantum error correction and fault-tolerant schemes.