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Das Tapped for Microsoft Fellowship

Atlanta, GA

Poulami Das has been chosen for a Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship. She is among the 10 recipients of this honor who represent universities in the United States and Canada. 

Das is a third-year doctoral student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). She is a member of the Memory Systems Lab, where she conducts research in quantum computing and is advised by ECE Professor Moinuddin Qureshi. 

Quantum computers can solve problems that are beyond the capabilities of conventional computers. Unfortunately, they suffer from extremely high error rates due to noise. Quantum computers can achieve fault-tolerance through quantum error correction, but near-term machines may be too small to afford the resource overheads required for the same and will most likely operate in the presence of noise. 

Das’ research focuses on compiler- and system-level solutions to improve the reliability of near-term quantum applications and enable seamless access to quantum computers via cloud services. While near-term quantum computers are promising, designing fault-tolerant quantum computers can power a larger number of applications. She is currently exploring efficient micro-architectural solutions to design high-performance and scalable hardware designs required to detect and correct errors in fault-tolerant quantum computers. 

Besides improving the reliability of quantum computers, Das is also interested in emerging technologies such as superconducting logic and conventional computer architecture. Her research has been presented at IEEE/ACM MICRO 2019 and at ACM Computing Frontiers 2019, where she won a best paper award. Das has a B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the University of Texas, Austin.

Last revised July 15, 2020