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Winners Announcement - Classiq Coding Competition, Spring 2022

14
June
,
2022

The results are in!

About a month ago, we launched the #ClassiqCodingCompetition, designed to reward those that can create efficient and elegant quantum circuits for a variety of important problems.

We were delighted to receive more than 150 solutions from all over the world. The community commitment, level of engagement, and creativity were truly amazing.

Judging is difficult, especially with so many excellent solutions. We used several automated tools as well as help from our world-class engineering team in reviewing many of the submissions. We tried our best to read through the extensive explanations provided by the participants.

The list of winners and honorable mentions appears below. To us, everyone that participated is a winner, and we will be sending gifts to all those that registered.

Over the next few weeks, we will publish the solutions and our analysis, providing an opportunity for everyone to learn and improve their quantum skills. For those interested, we will also provide information on Classiq's quantum algorithm design platform, a software platform that can automate many of the manual tasks involved in creating sophisticated, optimized, and hardware-aware circuits.

We hope you enjoyed the #ClassiqCodingCompetition as much as we enjoyed administering it. We would love to hear any feedback on what you enjoyed and what we could improve in the future.

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY OF $25,000

We are awarding $3,000 for the best solution to each of the four problems, with runner-up prizes for second, and third-place winners. Additionally, special prizes are given for the most innovative solution to each problem, as well as in an '18 and under' category.

KAKURO: CONSTRAINT SATISFACTION

The problem: solve the Kakuro puzzle, a mathematical transliteration of the crossword.

Gold:

Adam Glos and Özlem Salehi Köken, Poland

Silver:

Naman Jain, India

Bronze:

Team Tinubu: Thomas Frossard, Ayoub El Qadi, Quoc Viet Nguyen, Marcelin Gallezot, France

Honorable mention:

Brian Siegelwax, The Philippines

CHEMISTRY: HAMILTONIAN EXPONENTIATION

The problem: generate a circuit to approximate the unitary exponentiation of the qubit hamiltonian of a LiH molecule.

Gold:

Diogo Cruz, Portugal

Silver:

Konrad Deka, Poland

Bronze:

Janczar Knurek, Poland

Honorable mention:

Zeeshan Ahmed, India and

Team Carnivorous Cacti (Tarushii Goel, Kareem Jaber, Cyril Sharma), USA

FINANCE: LOG-NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

The problem: approximate a log-normal distribution such as that used in the Black-Scholes option pricing formula.

Gold:

Yotam Vaknin, Israel

Silver:

Konrad Deka, Poland

Bronze:

Tristan Nemoz, France

Honorable mention:

Jan Tułowiecki, Poland

GENERAL: TOFFOLI DECOMPOSITION

The problem: decompose a 14-control bit Toffoli (MCX) gate.

Gold:

Soshun Naito, Japan

Silver:

Nikita Nemkov, Russia

Bronze:

Team Carnivorous Cacti (Tarushii Goel, Kareem Jaber, Cyril Sharma), USA

Honorable mention:

Alexander Gramolin, USA

Jan Tułowiecki, Poland

Witold Jarnicki, Poland

18 AND UNDER

To encourage the next generation of quantum scientists, we offered special prizes for participants 18 and under.

The Winners:

Shraddha Aangiras, India and

Team Carnivorous Cacti (Tarushii Goel, Kareem Jaber, Cyril Sharma), USA

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Last, we selected a few additional submissions for their original contributions.

The Winners:

Hrithik Ketineni, USA

Brian Siegelwax, The Philippines

Nikolay Murzin, Russia

THE JUDGES

We gratefully acknowledge our panel of esteemed judges and thank them for their invaluable insights.

THANK YOU!

Thank you all from the team at Classiq. We look forward to welcoming you to future events.

#ClassiqCodingCompetition

The results are in!

About a month ago, we launched the #ClassiqCodingCompetition, designed to reward those that can create efficient and elegant quantum circuits for a variety of important problems.

We were delighted to receive more than 150 solutions from all over the world. The community commitment, level of engagement, and creativity were truly amazing.

Judging is difficult, especially with so many excellent solutions. We used several automated tools as well as help from our world-class engineering team in reviewing many of the submissions. We tried our best to read through the extensive explanations provided by the participants.

The list of winners and honorable mentions appears below. To us, everyone that participated is a winner, and we will be sending gifts to all those that registered.

Over the next few weeks, we will publish the solutions and our analysis, providing an opportunity for everyone to learn and improve their quantum skills. For those interested, we will also provide information on Classiq's quantum algorithm design platform, a software platform that can automate many of the manual tasks involved in creating sophisticated, optimized, and hardware-aware circuits.

We hope you enjoyed the #ClassiqCodingCompetition as much as we enjoyed administering it. We would love to hear any feedback on what you enjoyed and what we could improve in the future.

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY OF $25,000

We are awarding $3,000 for the best solution to each of the four problems, with runner-up prizes for second, and third-place winners. Additionally, special prizes are given for the most innovative solution to each problem, as well as in an '18 and under' category.

KAKURO: CONSTRAINT SATISFACTION

The problem: solve the Kakuro puzzle, a mathematical transliteration of the crossword.

Gold:

Adam Glos and Özlem Salehi Köken, Poland

Silver:

Naman Jain, India

Bronze:

Team Tinubu: Thomas Frossard, Ayoub El Qadi, Quoc Viet Nguyen, Marcelin Gallezot, France

Honorable mention:

Brian Siegelwax, The Philippines

CHEMISTRY: HAMILTONIAN EXPONENTIATION

The problem: generate a circuit to approximate the unitary exponentiation of the qubit hamiltonian of a LiH molecule.

Gold:

Diogo Cruz, Portugal

Silver:

Konrad Deka, Poland

Bronze:

Janczar Knurek, Poland

Honorable mention:

Zeeshan Ahmed, India and

Team Carnivorous Cacti (Tarushii Goel, Kareem Jaber, Cyril Sharma), USA

FINANCE: LOG-NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

The problem: approximate a log-normal distribution such as that used in the Black-Scholes option pricing formula.

Gold:

Yotam Vaknin, Israel

Silver:

Konrad Deka, Poland

Bronze:

Tristan Nemoz, France

Honorable mention:

Jan Tułowiecki, Poland

GENERAL: TOFFOLI DECOMPOSITION

The problem: decompose a 14-control bit Toffoli (MCX) gate.

Gold:

Soshun Naito, Japan

Silver:

Nikita Nemkov, Russia

Bronze:

Team Carnivorous Cacti (Tarushii Goel, Kareem Jaber, Cyril Sharma), USA

Honorable mention:

Alexander Gramolin, USA

Jan Tułowiecki, Poland

Witold Jarnicki, Poland

18 AND UNDER

To encourage the next generation of quantum scientists, we offered special prizes for participants 18 and under.

The Winners:

Shraddha Aangiras, India and

Team Carnivorous Cacti (Tarushii Goel, Kareem Jaber, Cyril Sharma), USA

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Last, we selected a few additional submissions for their original contributions.

The Winners:

Hrithik Ketineni, USA

Brian Siegelwax, The Philippines

Nikolay Murzin, Russia

THE JUDGES

We gratefully acknowledge our panel of esteemed judges and thank them for their invaluable insights.

THANK YOU!

Thank you all from the team at Classiq. We look forward to welcoming you to future events.

#ClassiqCodingCompetition

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