Harper Grimsley

-Graduate Student (2018-current) Mayhall Research Group, Virginia Tech

-Researcher (2015-2018) Kilyanek Research Group, University of Arkansas

-BS Chemistry (2014-2018) University of Arkansas

-BA Mathematics (2014-2018) University of Arkansas

Quantum and Quantum Inspired Algorithms

Development of new algorithms to enable the accurate simulation of molecules on quantum computers, and application of quantum computing ideas to classical computational chemistry


(1) Grimsley, H. R.; Claudino, D.; Economou, S. E.; Barnes, E.; Mayhall, N. J. Is the Trotterized UCCSD Ansatz Chemically Well-Defined? J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2020, 16 (1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01083.

(2) Grimsley, H. R.; Economou, S. E.; Barnes, E.; Mayhall, N. J. An Adaptive Variational Algorithm for Exact Molecular Simulations on a Quantum Computer. Nature Communications 2019, 10 (1), 3007. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10988-2.

(3) Tang, H. L.; Shkolnikov, V. O.; Barron, G. S.; Grimsley, H. R.; Mayhall, N. J.; Barnes, E.; Economou, S. E. Qubit-ADAPT-VQE: An Adaptive Algorithm for Constructing Hardware-Efficient Ans"atze on a Quantum Processor. PRX Quantum 2021, 2 (2), 020310. https://doi.org/10.1103/PRXQuantum.2.020310.