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Hardware-Independent Quantum Software

Prineha Narang

An emerging startup from Prineha Narang's lab aims to develop a hardware-independent platform that will facilitate the use of quantum computing for a variety of commercial applications. (Photo credit: Sean Johnson)

As quantum devices continue to develop and small-to-medium-scale quantum computers become available, they can enable unprecedented developments in physical sciences, financial modeling, and cryptography. Yet, with the quantum computing field still in its infancy, there are multiple challenges including the absence of a universal quantum computing language, lack of standards for development and debugging of quantum software, and inconsistent quality of the execution on quantum hardware.

Prineha Narang’s lab at Harvard is focusing on computational quantum materials and quantum information science, towards realizing the latent promise of quantum-enabled technologies. For example, with funding from Harvard’s Physical Sciences & Engineering Accelerator, the Narang Lab is working to demonstrate and pilot new qubit allocation algorithms and compilers on current experimental quantum devices. The vision of Aliro, a startup emerging from the lab, is to develop a hardware-independent platform that will facilitate the use of quantum computing for a variety of commercial applications.

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