This interactive seminar is designed for professionals who want to gain an intuitive, entry-level understanding of quantum computing: what it is, how it’s done, and what its potential applications are. It is suited for everyone, from people who are simply curious about the subject to those looking to break into the field. You’ll learn some basic quantum mechanics and explore existing quantum hardware and cutting-edge research. You’ll explore the problem classes tackled by quantum algorithms and learn how existing technology can be applied to solve real-world problems. Using interactive simulations, you’ll get to explore quantum phenomena from the comfort of your office. At the end, you’ll get to run your own algorithm on a real quantum computer!
In this seminar, you will:
- Learn about superposition and entanglement, and the role they play in quantum circuits.
- Use an interactive quantum circuit builder to explore well-known algorithms.
- Learn about existing quantum hardware implementations and existing opportunities in the field.
- Be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field.
- Discover the types of problems that can be mapped to quantum hardware.
- Design and run an algorithm on a real quantum computer.
Engineers and geoscientists intrigued by this exciting and rapidly growing field of knowledge. This session is designed as a light introduction to the field, but still serves as a comprehensive introduction for anyone looking to move into the field.
Ana Ciocoiu, M.A.Sc. Candidate in Electrical Engineering & Quantum Computing Scholar
University of British Columbia
Ana is an electrical engineering graduate student in NSERC Quantum Computing Program at UBC and a Quantum BC Scholar. She is extremely passionate about quantum computing and hardware development. In addition to research, Ana has worked for Geering Up (UBC) to develop STEM outreach programs for quantum computing for all ages, ranging from Grade 5 students to experienced high school STEM teachers. She is the creator and host of multiple professional development workshops focused on quantum computing.