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I’m an applied scientist working on Amazon Braket, a fully managed quantum computing service available through Amazon Web Services (AWS) which provides access to a variety of quantum simulators and quantum computing hardware.

My academic background includes degrees in physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and management. My industry career spans 15+ years at Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon. For more about me, see the About page.

Recent Papers

Sample-efficient verification of continuously-parameterized quantum gates for small quantum processors (PDF)
Ryan Shaffer, Hang Ren, Emiliia Dyrenkova, Christopher G. Yale, Daniel S. Lobser, Ashlyn D. Burch, Matthew N. H. Chow, Melissa C. Revelle, Susan M. Clark, Hartmut Häffner
Quantum 7, 997 (2023)

Surrogate-based optimization for variational quantum algorithms (PDF)
Ryan Shaffer, Lucas Kocia, Mohan Sarovar
Phys. Rev. A 107, 032415 (2023)

Practical verification protocols for analog quantum simulators (PDF)
Ryan Shaffer, Eli Megidish, Joseph Broz, Wei-Ting Chen, Hartmut Häffner
npj Quantum Information 7, 46 (2021)

See my Google Scholar page for a complete list.

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