CQTech member contribution to UnitaryHack 2023
UnitaryHACK is an open event that encourages people to contribute to the open-source quantum ecosystem. This year’s edition ran from May 26th to June 13th, during which hackers had the opportunity to solve a total of 152 GitHub issues!
We are thrilled to announce that CQTech member Mohamed Messaoud Louamri made an impressive contribution to this year’s edition by skillfully tackling and successfully solving two challenging issues presented by qBraid.
The first issue involved creating code to measure the performance of the qBraid transpiler and identify areas where it might fail. The qBraid transpiler is a tool that converts a quantum program from one quantum front-end/SDK to another. The issue focused on quantifying the transpiler’s ability to convert gates between the following quantum SDKs: Braket, Cirq, PyQuil, Pytket, and Qiskit. Mohamed’s solution was able to identify cases in which the transpiler either threw an error or the transpiled circuit was not equivalent to the initial circuit. This is an important step in guiding future development of the qBraid SDK.
The second issue that Mohamed worked on involved creating code to compile qBraid programs and make them compatible with the IonQ Harmony device. The IonQ Harmony device is a trapped-ion quantum computer being developed by IonQ, and it is available through AWS Braket.
We take great pride in the remarkable achievements of our team member at UnitaryHACK, and we are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to continue making significant contributions to the quantum ecosystem.