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Sun 19 Jan 2020 11:00 - 11:30 at Maurepas - Invited Talks, Pulses, Errors and Categories Chair(s): Frank Fu

Quantum computing is at an inflection point, where 53-qubit (quantum bit) machines are deployed, 100-qubit machines are just around the corner, and even 1000-qubit machines are perhaps only a few years away. These machines have the potential to fundamentally change our concept of what is computable and demonstrate practical applications in areas such as quantum chemistry, optimization, and quantum simulation.

Yet a significant resource gap remains between practical quantum algorithms and real machines. A promising approach to closing this gap is to selectively expose to programming languages and compilers some of the key physical properties of emerging quantum technologies. I will describe some of our recent work that focuses on compilation techniques that break traditional abstractions, including compiling directly to analog control pulses, compiling for machine variations, and compiling with ternary quantum bits. I will also describe other important verification challenges to be solved on the road to practical quantum computing.

Slides (Chong-QC-PLanQC20.pdf)5.67MiB

Fred Chong is the Seymour Goodman Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. He is also Lead Principal Investigator for the EPiQC Project (Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing), an NSF Expedition in Computing. Chong received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and was a faculty member and Chancellor’s fellow at UC Davis from 1997-2005. He was also a Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Engineering, and Director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing at UCSB from 2005-2015. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, and 6 best paper awards. His research interests include emerging technologies for computing, quantum computing, multicore and embedded architectures, computer security, and sustainable computing. Prof. Chong has been funded by NSF, DOE, Intel, Google, AFOSR, IARPA, DARPA, Mitsubishi, Altera and Xilinx. He has led or co-led over $40M in awarded research, and been co-PI on an additional $38M.

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10:30 - 12:30: Invited Talks, Pulses, Errors and CategoriesPLanQC at Maurepas
Chair(s): Frank Fu
10:30 - 11:00
Invited Talk: Q# - Going Beyond Quantum Circuits
I: Bettina HeimMicrosoft
Media Attached
11:00 - 11:30
Invited Talk: Resource-Efficient Quantum Computing by Breaking Abstractions
I: Fred ChongUniversity of Chicago
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11:30 - 11:50
Tuning up entanglement through the cloud using Qiskit-OpenPulse
Thomas AlexanderIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA, Naoki KanazawaIBM Research, Tokyo, Japan, Daniel EggerIBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland, Ali Javadi-AbhariIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA, David C. McKayIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
11:50 - 12:10
Tracking Errors through Types in Quantum Programs
Kesha HietalaUniversity of Maryland, Robert RandUniversity of Maryland, Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland
Pre-print Media Attached File Attached
12:10 - 12:30
Quantum CPOs
Andre KornellTulane University, Bert LindenhoviusTulane University, Michael MisloveTulane