Welcome to the Positive Technology Lab (PTL) – where innovation meets positive change! At PTL, we specialize in high-performance computing systems and compilers with a particular focus on the burgeoning field of quantum computing. Our lab is driven by a core belief in the power of technology to create a positive impact on society. We strive to proactively explore cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to transform industries and improve our world. 

Quantum computing holds a central position in our research endeavors due to its extraordinary promise in solving complex problems that are beyond the capabilities of classical computers. By harnessing the principles of quantum mechanics, quantum computing offers the potential to accelerate various fields, such as machine learning, scientific computation, cryptography, and optimization. At PTL, we recognize the need to proactively work on this transformative technology, understanding that its advancements will play a crucial role in shaping a brighter future. We aim to make quantum computing accessible to a wider audience, foster collaborations, and share knowledge with the scientific community to unlock the full potential of this transformative field.


Nov 2023

"GRAPHINE: Enhanced Neutral Atom Quantum Computing using Application-Specific Rydberg Atom Movement" will appear at SC 2023.

Best Paper Finalist

Oct 2023

Congratulations, Jason Han, Hamza Shili, and Jason Ludmir, for earning an Honorable Mention and Innovation Award Nomination at the ACM/IEEE ICCAD Quantum Drug Discovery Challenge.

Oct 2023

"MosaiQ: Quantum Generative Adversarial Networks for Image Generation on NISQ Computers", published at ICCV 2023, was featured in New Scientist.

Aug 2023

Read Rice University's faculty profile: "Meet Tirthak Patel: Rice CS' Newest Quantum Computing Faculty Member."

Jun 2023

We conducted a tutorial on "Practical Quantum Machine Learning on Current Quantum Computers" at SIGMETRICS 2023.

Apr 2023

Read Prof. Tirthak Patel's dissertation on "Robust System Software for Quantum Computing."

Nov 2022

Watch our talk on "Robust System Software Support for Quantum Computers" for the Quantum Computing Systems Seminar.