Rahul Sarkar
Contact
Email: rsarkar at stanford dot eduLocation: ICME
Huang Engineering Building
475 Via Ortega, Suite 060
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
GitHub: rsarkargithub
ORCID: 0000000317621244
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I am a Ph.D. student in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) at Stanford Univesity. I am advised by Biondo Biondi & András Vasy. I expect to graduate in 2022. I obtained a Masters from ICME in Computational Mathematics in 2017.
My current work primarily focuses on mathematical and computational aspects of inverse problems. I am also currently working on some seismic imaging applications of machine learning and topological data analysis. I have recently become interested in the field of quantum computation and am currently developing a new class of quantum stabilizer codes. See Research & Publications for more information on these projects and collaborators.
New papers

Nov 22, 2019 My paper titled "Seismic velocity estimation: a deep recurrent neuralnetwork approach", jointly with Gabriel FabienOuellet, is now accepted for publication in Geophysics. The paper presents a new neuralnetwork architecture containing recursive and recurrent neuralnetwork components for seismic velocity prediction in time. 
Sep 19, 2019 My paper titled "On sets of commuting and anticommuting Paulis", with Ewout van den Berg, is now online on arXiv! We discovered some new facts about the wellstudied Pauli group, which turns out to be a central object of study in quantum computation.
[Interesting fact: Robert Calderbank was kind enough to point out to us that the Pauli matrices are important in wireless communication also.]
Announcements and upcoming talks

Apr 01, 2020 I will be the course assistant for the 3D Seismic Imaging class GEOPHYS 280 being taught by Prof. Biondo Biondi in Spring 2020. 
Jan 06, 2020 I have been awarded the Schlumberger Innovation Fellowship for the academic year 20192020. Official announcement is here. 
Nov 25, 2019 A US patent application titled "Efficient quadratic Ising Hamiltonian generation with qubit reduction", joint work with Marco Pistoia, has now been filed by IBM Corporation. 
Sep 23, 2019 I am teaching a 1unit class titled "Introduction to quantum computing and quantum algorithms" from Oct 2  Oct 30, 2019. The class meets twice every week on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
Sep 18, 2019 I presented my paper titled "Illumination compensation of shadow zones in extended least squares migrated images by solving the linear inverse problem in tomographic full waveform inversion", joint work with Biondo Biondi, at the 89th SEG Annual International Meeting, 2019, in San Antonio. 
Jun 1, 2019 I am excited to announce that I will be spending my summer at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, as a Graduate Quantum Computing intern, from Jun 15  Sep 13, 2019.