Quantum Computing

Research Team

The team works primarily with NASA Ames Quantum AI Laboratory led by Eleanor G. Rieffel under the NASA Academics Mission Service Contract. It is supported as well by the National Science Foundation SpecEES and Expeditions in Computing program and by the DARPA ONISQ program.

  • Davide Venturelli
  • Associate Director, Quantum

  • Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Condensed Matter Theory, Mesoscopic Physics, Planning and Scheduling
  • dventurelli@usra.edu
  • Aaron Lott
  • Program Manager, Quantum

  • Quantum Computation, Quantum Technologies
  • plott@usra.edu
  • Zhihui Wang
  • Senior Scientist

  • Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Computation
  • zwang@usra.edu
  • Stuart Hadfield
  • Associate Scientist

  • Quantum Computation, Quantum information, Open Quantum Systems, Quantum Annealing
  • shadfield@usra.edu
  • Vanesa Gomez Gonzalez
  • Senior Software Engineer

  • Quantum Computation, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Space, Robotics
  • vgomezgonzalez@usra.edu
  • Jeffrey Marshall
  • Associate Scientist

  • Open Quantum Systems, Quantum Computation, Quantum Annealing, QAOA
  • jmarshall@usra.edu
  • Filip Wudarski
  • Associate Scientist

  • Quantum Information, Open Quantum Systems, Quantum Computation, Quantum Machine Learning, Quantum Chemistry
  • fwudarski@usra.edu
  • Kyle E. C. Booth
  • Associate Scientist

  • Operations Research, Constraint Programming, Combinatorial Optimization, Quantum Computing, Scheduling
  • kbooth@usra.edu
  • David Bell
  • RIACS Director

  • Data Sciences, Aviation, Autonomous Systems, Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Quantum Computing
  • dbell@usra.edu
  • Rachel Stromswold
  • Research Assistant

  • Quantum Annealing, Optimization
  • rstromswold@usra.edu
  • Irina Patrikeeva
  • Software Engineer

  • Quantum Computing, Software Development
  • ipatrikeeva@usra.edu




  • Listed below the publications from the team in the last 12 months:



  • Perils of embedding for sampling problems
  • Physical Review Research 2 (2), 023020, 2020    J Marshall, A Di Gioacchino, EG Rieffel


  • Entanglement Production and Convergence Properties of the Variational Quantum Eigensolver
  • arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.12490, 2020    AJC Woitzik, PK Barkoutsos, F Wudarski, A Buchleitner, I Tavernelli


  • Characterizing local noise in QAOA circuits
  • arXiv preprint arXiv:2002.11682, 2020    J Marshall, F Wudarski, S Hadfield, T Hogg


  • Planning for Compilation of a Quantum Algorithm for Graph Coloring
  • arXiv preprint arXiv:2002.10917, 2020    M Do, Z Wang, B O'Gorman, D Venturelli, E Rieffel, J Frank


  • Leveraging quantum annealing for large MIMO processing in centralized radio access networks
  • Proceedings of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication, 241-255, 2019    M Kim, D Venturelli, K Jamieson


  • Integer programming techniques for minor-embedding in quantum annealers
  • arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.08314, 2019    DE Bernal, KEC Booth, R Dridi, H Alghassi, S Tayur, D Venturelli


  • Channel coding of a quantum measurement
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 38 (3), 439-448, 2020    S Kechrimparis, CM Kropf, F Wudarski, J Bae


  • Experimental investigation of Markovian and non-Markovian channel addition
  • arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.08085, 2019    SA Uriri, F Wudarski, I Sinayskiy, F Petruccione, MS Tame


  • Optimizing quantum heuristics with meta-learning
  • arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.03185, 2019    M Wilson, S Stromswold, F Wudarski, S Hadfield, NM Tubman, E Rieffel


  • Estimating the density of states of frustrated spin systems
  • New Journal of Physics 21 (7), 073065, 2019    L Barash, J Marshall, M Weigel, I Hen


  • Experimental investigation of performance differences between Coherent Ising Machines and a quantum annealer
  • Science advances 5 (5), eaau0823, 2019    R Hamerly, T Inagaki, PL McMahon, D Venturelli, A Marandi, T Onodera


  • From Ansätze to Z-ates: NASA View of Quantum Computing
  • Future Trends of HPC in a Disruptive Scenario 34, 133, 2019    EG Rieffel, S Hadfield, T Hogg, S Mandrà, J Marshall, G Mossi


  • Power of pausing: Advancing understanding of thermalization in experimental quantum annealers
  • Physical Review Applied 11 (4), 044083, 2019    J Marshall, D Venturelli, I Hen, EG Rieffel


  • XY-mixers: analytical and numerical results for QAOA
  • arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.09314, 2019    Z Wang, NC Rubin, JM Dominy, EG Rieffel