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Gokul Ravi
Gokul RaviAssistant Professor, Computer Science and EngineeringComputer Science and Engineering
4757 Beyster Bldg.2260 Hayward St.Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

Gokul Subramanian Ravi

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Division of the EECS Department, at the University of Michigan. I lead the Computer Architecture For Quantum Advantage (CAFQA) Lab. Additionally, I am affiliated with the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE).

If you are a current or prospective (graduate/undergraduate) student interested in research across the quantum computing hardware-software stack, please reach out!

Note: While a background in quantum is useful, it is not a must. There are many opportunities to contribute to the quantum world with a strong background in classical computing (for example, in computer architecture, compilers, programming languages, electronics, etc.).

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Research Summary

My research targets quantum computing architecture and systems, primarily on themes at the intersection of quantum and classical computing. I am interested in research directions related to:

  • Quantum computing: Application-tailored full-stack optimization, Variational quantum algorithms, Hardware-tailored error mitigation, Hybrid quantum-classical systems, Quantum error correction decoding, Classical simulation for quantum, Pulse-level optimization, Resource management (e.g., in the quantum cloud), Scalable quantum compilers;
  • Computer architecture and systems: ML-assisted systems, Accelerating scientific applications.

(More) About Me

Prior to joining Michigan, I was an NSF CI Fellows postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago mentored by Prof. Fred Chong. I completed my PhD in Computer Architecture from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2020, advised by Prof. Mikko Lipasti. I received my Bachelor’s Degree (B.E.) in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Pilani), India in 2012 and worked at NVIDIA Bangalore in 2012-2013.

I was awarded the 2020 Best ECE Dissertation Award from UW-Madison and named a 2019 Rising Star in Computer Architecture. My quantum and classical computing research have resulted in publications at top computer architecture, systems, and engineering venues, as well as two granted and three pending patents. My contributions have been recognized with the 2022 HPCA Best Paper Award, a 2023 IEEE Micro Top Picks Honorable Mention, and as an ICRC 2022 Highlight Paper.

Alongside research, I enjoy teaching quantum and classical computing courses. I created a mentoring program called “I too can Quantum! (I2Q)” to encourage novice classical researchers to contribute to quantum computing (Previous offerings: ISCA 2021, 2023).


  • CIFellows Spotlight: Gokul Subramanian Ravi (CRA/CCC CIFellows post on my research) [Link]
  • Modern (Chemistry) Problems Require Modern (Quantum) Solutions (Blogpost on VQA applications) [Link]
  • EPiQC Post-Doc Pens Op-Ed on Potential of Quantum Computing for Chemistry (UChicago highlight on the above) [Link]
  • Stairway to Quantum (Blogpost on the I2Q workshop) [Link]
  • Quantum Computing and the Cloud (IQT article I contributed to) [Link]
  • Gokul Ravi and coauthors present new advances in quantum computing at IEEE Quantum Week (2023) [Link]


  • EECS 370 Intro to Computer Organization UMichigan Fall 2023
  • CMSC 22900 1 Quantum Computer Systems UChicago Spring 2022