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You can get the paper here. You can download the LaTeX source and figures here.
Feedback from the Microsoft Presentation I gave a presentation at Microsoft QuArC a few weeks ago; visit my previous post for details and slides. Group member Alex Bocharov encouraged me to focus on demonstrating the value of the MITM optimization. The whole group … Continue reading
On Wednesday, I presented last quarter’s work at Microsoft’s Quantum Architectures and Computing Group (QuArC). In exchange, they gave me a delicious free lunch. Yup. That’s about it. You can view the slides here.
I finally finished the first draft of my paper, and I submitted it for my honors project. Apparently I improved the speed of Austin Fowler’s algorithm by about two orders of magnitude, by making it use a lot more memory. … Continue reading
The board is giving me results! This one is very trivial though, because I just gave it the Hadamard gate to target. Now I just need to allow it to actually calculate sequences of interesting sizes. Coming Up Next Monday: … Continue reading
Some Bad News… Last week, my laptop died — which caused me to lose a little bit of my work. Also, I had to finish a major project over this last weekend. Thus, my progress has been somewhat stunted. However, … Continue reading
This week, I implemented the sequence multiplier, a module that multiplies a sequence of 2×2 matrices together and provides the result. Implementing this module involved: Completing and testing the gate table module from last week, which provides the matrix for … Continue reading
(Sorry, no comic this time. Maybe later…) Last week, I had a lot going on in other classes. I didn’t have much time to work on this project until Wednesday, so I only managed to do a little more design … Continue reading
The title says it all. This was the end of one of the worst weeks I’ve ever survived. I really need to stop procrastinating…
This quarter, I’m working on an algorithm described in a paper by Austin Fowler. This algorithm finds optimal sequences of quantum gates that approximate some arbitrary single-qubit quantum gate. I didn’t do a whole lot this week, but I think I’ve built up a lot of momentum! Continue reading