Yunong Shi (石雨浓)


Senior Quantum Scientist, Amazon Braket
synisnot [at], shiyunon [at]
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I am a senior quantum scientist at Amazon Braket, leading the quantum compilation efforts. Previously, I obtained my Ph.D degree from the University of Chicago and my advisor was Frederic T. Chong. Before that, I got my bachelor degree from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. During my Ph.D, I also stayed at IBM for 1 year as the NSF QISE-NET fellow, working with Andrew Cross and Ali Javadi-Abhari, and spent a summer at Argonne National Lab as the W.J.Cody fellow, working with Paul Hovland. I contributed to several quantum compilers, including Giallar, Qiskit and ScaffCC.

My research interests lie in quantum compilation, quantum architecture design and formal verification. The main theme of my research is breaking abstraction layers in the current quantum computing stack and re-establishing new abstraction layers, examples including breaking the quantum gate abstraction by pulse-level compilation, and breaking the qubit abstraction by using bosonic qubit encodings. For a summary, see our PIEEE review article with collaborators from UChicago, Princeton, Duke, IBM, AWS and Caltech.


(full list)

Apr 18, 2024 I will give a plenary talk at CMU in the PQI annual event.
Mar 29, 2024 I will join the program committee for MICRO-57 and QCE-24.
Mar 19, 2024 Bosehedral got accepted at ISCA-2024.
Feb 5, 2024 I will join the program committee of the 2nd Workshop on Quantum Software.
Nov 15, 2023 Elivagar and Fermihedral got accepted at ASPLOS-2024.
Nov 12, 2023 AutoQASM got accepted in WQCS in SC23.
Oct 1, 2023 I will join the program committee of ISCA2024 and DAC-2024.
Apr 18, 2023 I will join the program committee of MICRO-56 and ASPLOS-2024.
Jan 23, 2023 I will join the co-design panel of the Northwest Quantum Nexus summit.
Oct 28, 2022 I will join the steering committee of the NSF workshop on software-hardware co-design for quantum computing.
Oct 5, 2022 Imitation game and PANQOC got accepted at HPCA’23.
Jun 13, 2022 Giallar got accepted at PLDI’22.
Jun 7, 2022 I am giving a talk on Braket and compilation at UCLA Center for Domain-Specific Computing.
Apr 2, 2022 DigiQ got accepted at HPCA’22.
Feb 28, 2022 Paulihedral got accepted at ASPLOS’22.
Oct 18, 2021 I am in the program committee of MICRO 54, serving as the quantum session chair.
Oct 8, 2021 I will join the QCE workshop on Quantum Intermediate Representation as a panelist.

selected publications


    Fermihedral: On the Optimal Compilation for Fermion-to-Qubit Encoding
    Yuhao Liu, Shize Che, Junyu Zhou, and 2 more authors
    ASPLOS, 2024
    Elivagar: Efficient Quantum Circuit Search for Classification
    Sashwat Anagolum, Narges Alavisamani, Poulami Das, and 3 more authors
    ASPLOS, 2024


  1. HPCA
    The Imitation Game: Leveraging CopyCats for Robust Native Gate Selection in NISQ Programs
    Poulami Das, Eric Kessler, and Yunong Shi
    HPCA, 2023


  1. PIEEE
    Resource-Efficient Quantum Computing by Breaking Abstractions
    Yunong Shi, Pranav Gokhale, Prakash Murali, and 11 more authors
    Proceedings of the IEEE, 2020


    Optimized Compilation of Aggregated Instructions for Realistic Quantum Computers
    Yunong Shi, Nelson Leung, Pranav Gokhale, and 4 more authors
    ASPLOS, 2019
  2. NJP
    Fault-tolerant preparation of approximate GKP states
    Yunong Shi, Christopher Chamberland, and Andrew Cross
    New Journal of Physics, Sep 2019