Workshop Agenda


The detailed agenda and speaker details for the Advanced Simulators of Quantum Computations Workshop can be found on the QCE21 Agenda page here.

The detailed agenda with abstracts found in the timetable for the Advanced Simulations of Quantum Computations in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE21) Agenda page here.


DATE: Oct. 17th

(Mountain Time UTC-6)





10:45 – 11:15

Title: Simulations of Quantum Computations Using Decision Diagrams

Robert Wille

Johannes Kepler University, Austria

11:15 – 11:45

Title: Differentiable simulation of superconducting quantum processors

Xiaotong Ni

Alibaba Quantum, China

11:45 – 12:15

Title: QTensor: Tensor Network Simulator for HPC

Yuri Alexeev

Argonne National Laboratory, USA

12:15 – 12:30

Break (15 minutes)


12:30 – 1:00

Title: Evaluating the Simulation Landscape


Adam Lyon

Fermi National Laboratory, USA

1:00 – 1:30

Title: HybridQ: A HybridQ Simulator for Quantum Circuits


Salvatore Mandra

NASA Ames Research Center, USA

1:30 – 2:00

Title: Tools and methods for the simulation of medium to large scale quantum computations

Benjamin Villalonga

Google AI Quantum, USA

2:00 – 2:15

Break (15 minutes)


2:15 – 2:45

Title: NWQSim: Scalable Simulation of Quantum Circuit with Noise on Heterogeneous HPC Systems

Ang Li

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

2:45 – 3:15

Title: Challenges and Case Studies of Realistic Device Simulations

Matthew Otten




DATE: Oct. 18th

(Mountain Time UTC-6)





10:45 – 11:15

Title: To be added later

Kristel Michielsen

Julich Supercomputing, Germany

11:15 – 11:45

Title: Numerical simulation of noisy quantum computers: a crucial tool to make the most of NISQ processors

Thomas Ayral

Atos Quantum, France

11:45 – 12:15

Title: Optimization and design of vm6502q/qrack

Daniel Strano

Unitary Fund, USA

12:15 – 12:45

Break (30 minutes)


12:45 – 1:15

Title: Intel Quantum Simulator: interaction with circuit optimization and realistic noise model

Gian Giacomo Guerreschi Intel Labs, USA

1:15 – 1:45

Title: TNQVM: Exascale Tensor Network Quantum Circuit Simulator


Thien Nguyen

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

1:45 – 2:15

Title: Stabilizer-Based Methods for Simulating Near-Clifford Circuits


Ryan Bennink

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

2:15 – 2:45

Title: GPU acceleration of Quantum Circuit Simulation with the cuQuantum SDK

Harun Bayraktar


2:45 – 3:15

Break (30 minutes)


3:15 – 3:45

Title: Optimizing performance for large contractions and possibilities for approximation

Johnnie Gray

CalTech, USA

3:45 – 4:15

Title: Simulating Near-Term Quantum Computers with Approximate Tensor Network Algorithms

Miles Stoudenmire

Flatiron, USA

4:15 – 4:45

Title: Using learning control to create high fidelity cross resonance gates on superconducting qubits with Boulder Opal

Michael Hush

Q-CTRL, Australia