I am a final Ph.D. Student at MIT, advised by Prof. Song Han. I also closely work with Prof. Fred Chong at EPiQC.

I’m on academic job market this year, please reach out for any opportunities!

My research area is the intersection of Quantum Computing, Computer Architecture and Machine Learning:

  • Cross-layer algorithm architecture hardware co-design for practical quantum computing
  • Machine learning assisted quantum program, compiler, hardware design
  • Heterogeneous computing architecture with quantum and classical sectors
  • Efficient machine learning architecture

I commit 1~2 hours every week to provide guidance, suggestions, and/or mentorships for students from underrepresented groups or whoever is in need. Please fill Please fill in this form if you are interested.


Publications (full list)

HPCA’22 QuantumNAS: Noise-Adaptive Search for Robust Quantum Circuits
Hanrui Wang, Yongshan Ding, Jiaqi Gu, Zirui Li, Yujun Lin, David Z. Pan, Fred Chong, Song Han
1st Place ACM Student Research Competition
Best Poster Award at NSF Athena AI Institute
Paper  /  Poster  /  Code  /  Project Page

HPCA’21 SpAtten: Efficient Sparse Attention Architecture with Cascade Token and Head Pruning
Hanrui Wang, Zhekai Zhang, Song Han
Best Demo Award at DAC University Demo
Paper  /  Slides  /  Intro Video  /  Short Video  /  Project Page

HPCA’20 SpArch: Efficient Architecture for Sparse Matrix Multiplication
Hanrui Wang*, Zhekai Zhang*, Song Han, William J. Dally (*Equal Contributions)
Paper  /  2-min Intro  /  Intro  /  Talk  /  Slides  /  Project Page

ICCAD’22 QuEst: Graph Transformer for Quantum Circuit Reliability Prediction (TorchQuantum Case Study for Robust Quantum Circuits)
Hanrui Wang, Pengyu Liu, Jinglei Cheng, Zhiding Liang, Jiaqi Gu, Zirui Li, Yongshan Ding, Weiwen Jiang, Yiyu Shi, Xuehai Qian, David Z. Pan, Frederic T. Chong, Song Han

QCE’23 SnCQA: An hardware-efficient equivariant quantum
convolutional circuit architecture

Han Zheng, Christopher Kang, Gokul Subramanian Ravi, Hanrui Wang, Kanav Setia, Frederic T. Chong, Junyu Liu
Best Paper Award

DAC’22 QOC: Quantum On-Chip Training with Parameter Shift and Gradient Pruning
Hanrui Wang, Zirui Li, Jiaqi Gu, Yongshan Ding, David Z. Pan, Song Han
Best Presentation Award at MIT MARC Conference
Paper  /  Code  /  Project Page

DAC’22 QuantumNAT: Quantum Noise-Aware Training with Noise Injection, Quantization and Normalization
Hanrui Wang, Jiaqi Gu, Yongshan Ding, Zirui Li, Frederic T. Chong, David Z. Pan, Song Han
Paper  /  Code  /  Project Page

DAC’20 GCN-RL Circuit Designer: Transferable Transistor Sizing With Graph Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learning
Hanrui Wang, Kuan Wang, Jiacheng Yang, Linxiao Shen, Nan Sun, Hae-Seung Lee, Song Han
Best Presentation Award as Young Fellow, DAC 2022
Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award
Paper  /  Slides  /  Poster  /  Video  /  Project Page

QCE’22 Variational Quantum Pulse Learning
Hanrui Wang*, Zhiding Liang*, Jinglei Cheng, Yongshan Ding, Hang Ren, Zhengqi Gao, Xuehai Qian, Song Han, Weiwen Jiang, Yiyu Shi

ACL’20 HAT: Hardware-Aware Transformers for Efficient Natural Language Processing
Hanrui Wang, Zhanghao Wu, Zhijian Liu, Han Cai, Ligeng Zhu, Chuang Gan, Song Han
1st Place NeurIPS 2019 MicroNet efficient Language Model Competition
Paper  /  Slides  /  Video  /  Code  /  Project Page

ISLPED’23 A Fully-Integrated Energy-Scalable Transformer Accelerator Supporting Adaptive Model Configuration and Word Elimination for Language Understanding on Edge Devices
Zexi Ji*, Hanrui Wang* , Miaorong Wang, Win-San Khwa, Meng-Fan Chang, Song Han and Anantha P. Chandrakasan (*Equal Contributions)

NeurIPS’18 W Learning to Design Circuits
Hanrui Wang*, Jiacheng Yang*, Hae-Seung Lee, Song Han
Paper  /  Project Page

NeurIPS’18 Park: An Open Platform for Learning-Augmented Computer Systems
Hongzi Mao, Parimarjan Negi, Akshay Narayan, Hanrui Wang, Jiacheng Yang, et al
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2019
Best Paper Award, ICML RL4RL Workshop 2019
Paper  /  Code

MICRO’21 PointAcc: Efficient Point Cloud Accelerator
Yujun Lin, Zhekai Zhang, Haotian Tang, Hanrui Wang, Song Han
International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2021.
Paper  /  Slides  /  Video  / Short Video  /  Project Page

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Best Paper Award at IEEE QCE 2023
  • 2023 Best Demo Award at DAC 2023 University Demo
  • 2023 PhD Forum Attendee at DAC 2023
  • 2023 Rising Star in Machine Learning and Systems
  • 2023 Best Poster Award at Athena Institute
  • 2023 Best Pitch Award in MIT Microsystems Annual Research Conference
  • 2022 1st Place in ACM Student Research Competition
  • 2022 1/150 Place in ACM/IEEE TinyML Design Contest, memory size track
  • 2022 NSF AI Institute Best Poster Award rank #1.
  • 2022 DAC Young Fellowship
  • 2021 Qualcomm Graduate Fellowship
  • 2021 Baidu Graduate Fellowship
  • 2021 Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award
  • 2021 Global Top 100 Chinese Rising Stars in AI Award
  • 2020 Nvidia Graduate Fellowship Finalist
  • 2020 DAC Young Fellow Best Presentation Award
  • 2020 DAC Young Fellowship
  • 2019 Champion of NeurIPS 2019 MicroNet efficient Language Model Competition
  • 2019 Best Paper Award of ICML 2019 Reinforcement Learning for Real Life Workshop
  • 2018 Bronze Medal in Kaggle TensorFlow Speech Recognition Challenge
  • 2017 UCLA CSST Fellowship & CSST Best Research Award
  • 2016 Chun-Tsung Research Fellowship
  • 2015/16/17 China National Scholarship



External Review Committee for MLSys
Session Chair for DAC 2022
Web Chair for SOFC 2023
TPC Member ICCAD 2023

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