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Unitary Fund Q2 2022 Update: Metriq, unitaryHACK and new projects!

2022-07-11
Will Zeng

Dear Unitary Fund community,

We’re excited to share our Q2 2022 quarterly update and highlight some of what UF’s been involved with so far this year.

We launched Metriq, the community-driven platform to benchmark quantum computing metrics. We partnered with IQT Labs, USRA, RIKEN, the SQMS quantum research center, Cambridge Quantum, Strangeworks, Agnostiq, Super.Tech, Quantonation, the Quantum Computing Report and more organizations. Add and review benchmarks at: https://metriq.info/

unitaryHack 2022: our quantum open source hackathon rocked the quantum dev community! We made distributed bounties to over 63 merged pull requests across 30 projects. Read more in the blog post about wrapping-up unitaryHACK 2022.

As the year progresses, we remain committed to growing the quantum open source ecosystem. Thank you all for your continued support. Make sure to follow our Discord, Twitter,LinkedIn, and our Community Calendar.

New from Unitary Fund

  • Metriq: Read more about the announcement here from the Metriq team developers, Dan Strano and Vincent Russo

  • unitaryHACK was a blast! You can find results on the event page.

  • The Unitary Fund staff mentored Nick, Nyle, and Zhaoyi, three students from Stanford’s CS59SI course, helping them getting started with quantum OSSS and contributing to Mitiq.

  • Mitiq: We released version 0.14 through 0.17 of Mitiq (full changelog):

    • In version 0.14 we focused on updating dependencies and making progress on two new features, dynamical decoupling and learning based error mitigation techniques. A number of high priority bugs and issues also were fixed.

    • In version 0.15 we focused on updating dependencies and making progress on two new features, dynamical decoupling and learning based PEC. For dynamical decoupling, high-level functions and rules were added. For learning-based PEC, a function calculating representations with a biased (combination of depolarizing and dephasing) noise model was added. Several high priority bugs and issues were also fixed. Special thanks to new contributors @RubidgeCarrie and @nickdgardner for their contributions to this release!

    • In version 0.16 we finalized the documentation of Digital Dynamical Decoupling. This is a major milestone, you can read more about this technique in this blog post.

    • Version 0.17 was focused on unitaryHACK contributions.

  • New manuscript co-authored by Unitary Fund’s staff member, Vincent Russo, on “Arkhipov's theorem, graph minors, and linear system nonlocal games”, arXiv:2205.04645

New Grants

  • To Haoxiang Wang and Min Li, to develop a high-level API for variational quantum algorithm (VQA) training with quantum error mitigation.

  • To Matt Lourens, to develop Dynamic QCNN, a tool to generate quantum convolutional neural network models programmatically.

News from UF Projects

Coming up next quarter:

  • Maria and Karen are interning for part of the Summer at Unitary Fund! This is within the Qubit by Qubit (QxQ) program “Early Quantum Career Immersion: Training & Internship Program (EQCI)”, which provides promising diverse undergraduates with a pathway into quantum computing

  • Unitary Fund’s Ryan LaRose, Nathan Shammah and Andrea Mari will give talks at SQMS/GGI Summer School on quantum simulation in Florence, July 26-29, 2022

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