Canada can significantly benefit from attracting and training highly qualified personnel in quantum computing and thereby strengthen its leadership position in the science and engineering of quantum solutions. To achieve quantum advantage using quantum computers that emulate how nature processes information is challenging because quantum computing is so different from classical computing. To solve problems using integrated quantum and classical computations requires innovation and ingenuity. Integrating quantum and classical computations can generate practical solutions for different applications and technology stages by leveraging the strengths of both worlds. In this talk, we will introduce quantum computation fundamentals and discuss challenges and opportunities when combining quantum and classical computation approaches while trying to imagine the future of computing.
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria
Dr. Müller is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria and an adjunct professor at Icesi University in Cali, Colombia. He was associate dean of research, Faculty of Engineering (2009–2019). He was the founding Director of B.S.Eng., a CEAB accredited Bachelor of Software Engineering degree program in UVic’s Faculty of Engineering. 2011 Dr. Müller’s research team won the IBM Canada CAS Research Project of the Year Award. With his research group, he collaborates extensively with industry as an international expert in software engineering, software evolution, quantum computing, adaptive systems, IoT, and intelligent cyber-physical systems. He has led many NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant projects, including a Framework and Infrastructure for IoT Services and an NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grants on Quantum Computing and Dependable Internet-of-Things Applications. Dr. Müller is the founder of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) (aka IEEE Quantum Week).