Tirthak Patel

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rice University and the Director of Positive Technology Lab, conducting systems-level research at the intersection of quantum computing and high-performance computing (HPC). My research explores the trade-offs among factors affecting reliability, performance, and energy efficiency, in recognition of which I have received the ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship and the NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS D-3). 

My work has also been nominated for the best paper award at several highly selective conferences, including Supercomputing (SC) and ICCAD. The tools, datasets, and methodologies from my work are largely open-sourced, as an important facet of my work is to make scientific research accessible. Prior to joining Rice University, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, advised by Prof. Devesh Tiwari.

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Recent Updates

Jun 2024: "ReCon: Reconfiguring Analog Rydberg Atom Quantum Computers for Quantum Generative Adversarial Networks" will appear at ICCAD 2024.

Jun 2024: "PARALLAX: A Compiler for Neutral Atom Quantum Computers under Hardware Constraints" will appear at SC 2024.

Jun 2024: "Turning Quantum Noise on its Head: Using the Noise for Diffusion Models to Generate Images" won the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) at SIGMETRICS 2024.

Apr 2024: I will be a TPC member for the Post-Moore Computing Track for SC 2024.

Mar 2024: I will serve as a Program Vice-Chair for the HPC System Software Track for HiPC 2024.

Jan 2024: Enrollment is open for COMP 448/558: Quantum Computing Algorithms being offered in Spring 2024.

Oct 2023: Our work received an Honorable Mention and Innovation Award Nomination at the ACM/IEEE ICCAD Quantum Drug Discovery Challenge.

Oct 2023: MosaiQ, published at ICCV 2023, was featured in New Scientist.

Oct 2023: I will be a TPC member for ISCA 2024.

Aug 2023: Read Rice University's faculty profile: "Meet Tirthak Patel: Rice CS' Newest Quantum Computing Faculty Member."

Aug 2023: Enrollment is open for the seminar I will be teaching on quantum systems, compilers, and architectures in Fall 2023.

Aug 2023: I will be a TPC member for DSN 2024.

Jun 2023: "GRAPHINE: Enhanced Neutral Atom Quantum Computing using Application-Specific Rydberg Atom Movement" will appear at SC 2023 (Best Paper Finalist)!

Apr 2023: I will be a TPC member for MICRO 2023.

Mar 2023: I will be conducting a tutorial on practical quantum machine learning at SIGMETRICS 2023!

Jan 2023: I will be a TPC member for PERMAVOST 2023 (held with HPDC 2023).

Jan 2023: I will be a TPC member for HCW 2023 (held with IPDPS 2023).

Oct 2022: I will be an ERC member for ISCA 2023.

Aug 2022: I will be serving on the Program Chair's Team for IPDPS 2023.

Jul 2022: "What does Inter-Cluster Job Submission and Execution Behavior Reveal to Us?" will appear at Cluster 2022!

Jun 2022: "CHARTER: Identifying the Most Critical Gate Operations in Quantum Circuits via Amplified Gate Reversibility" will appear at SC 2022!

Jun 2022: I will be a panelist at PERMAVOST 2022 (held with HPDC 2022), discussing performance engineering and analysis.

May 2022: I will be joining the Department of Computer Science at Rice University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023!

Apr 2022: I will be a TPC member for HPCA 2023.

Apr 2022: I received the Northeastern University Outstanding Graduate Student in Research award!

Mar 2022: I will be an ERC member for MICRO 2022.

Mar 2022: "GEYSER: A Compilation Framework for Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms" will appear at ISCA 2022!