Speaker: Devesh Tiwari

Date: Nov 17, 2023, 2:15 – 3:10 PM (Postponed)

Abstract: The field of quantum computing has enjoyed extraordinary advances in the last two decades, including the physical implementation and experimental demonstration of medium-scale quantum computers. While these advances continue to be celebrated widely, computational scientists continue to struggle to make meaningful use of existing quantum computers – aka Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) machines. This is because NISQ devices are highly error-prone and produce output that can be far from the correct output of the quantum algorithms. If you ever wrote a quantum program and found that your quantum program produced output was not what you had excepted, you are the perfect audience for this talk. In this talk, I will primarily discuss the role of quantum system software in making erroneous quantum devices more usable and meaningful. If you have not written a quantum program yet and you love detecting & correcting errors, I’ll show you that there is a whole exciting universe of quantum computers waiting for you!

Biographical Sketch: Professor Devesh Tiwari is a researcher and educator at Northeastern University where he directs the Goodwill Computing Lab. His group innovates new solutions to make quantum computing systems and large-scale classical computing systems more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. Before joining the Northeastern faculty, Devesh was a staff scientist at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Devesh was recognized with multiple awards including the NSF CAREER Award, the Facebook Faculty Research Award, the DSN Dependability Rising Star Award, and the Northeastern COE Faculty Fellow.

Devesh’s research group has lowered the barrier to entry and accelerated the R&D efforts in multiple emerging computer systems areas including quantum computing, serverless computing, and AI-driven data center optimizations, via open-sourcing novel software artifacts and datasets. The research contributions from his group have been recognized with twelve best paper nominations and awards. For his teaching and mentoring contributions, he was awarded the Professor of the Year by the IEEE Student body at Northeastern, and his students have received prestigious ACM/IEEE and other industry and community honors (including ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Award twice, ML Commons Machine Learning and Systems Rising Star Award, ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships Award, and Cadence Technology Award).

Devesh has also introduced several novel peer-review elements in the computer systems community in his role as the program chair for various conferences including IPDPS and HPDC. He is the Steering Committee Co-Chair of the HPDC conference – one of the flagship HPC conferences. He is an Associate Editor for Transactions of Parallel & Distributed Computing (TPDS), Transactions of Storage (ToS), and Journal of Parallel & Distributed Computing (JPDC). He was recognized with the TPDS Editorial Excellence Award for his exceptional contributions to the TPDS journal as an editor.

Location and Zoom link: 307 Love, or https://fsu.zoom.us/j/98980103021