November 2023

Introduction to Quantum Computing

Status: This course is full. Please contact Jennifer Wu at [email protected] with your name and email to be added to a waitlist.
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Time: Registration and Login: 08:15 AM–08:30 AM Pacific Time
Webinar: 08:30 AM–2:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Ana Ciocoiu
MASc in Electrical Engineering & Quantum Computing Scholar (UBC, 2023)
Mantelle Consulting Ltd.
Credit: Eligible for 5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $160.00 + GST = $168.00 until Oct 20, 2023

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $210.00 + GST = $220.50

Non-Registrant Price: $210.00 + GST = $220.50

Student Price: $105.00 + GST = $110.25
Please Note:
  • Student Price is eligible for participants in Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Student Program
  • If you are not an Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrant, and you do not already have an existing account, please proceed to creating a new account to create a profile before completing your event registration
  • For webinar sessions, the webinar login instructions will be made available 3 business days prior to the webinar date
  • A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 20, 2023 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation
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Contact: Jennifer Wu | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 236.521.9709
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.9709
Email: [email protected]
Have you been hearing a lot about quantum computing lately, but are struggling to make sense of it? Are you curious about its applications, but put off by the intense technical aspects? Are you looking for an accessible introduction to the exciting field of quantum computing?

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!

Target Audience

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, B.A.Sc. 2020 (UBC, Electrical Engineering), M.A.Sc. 2023 (UBC, Electrical Engineering, Quantum Computing Scholar)

Mantelle Consulting Ltd.

Ana is an electrical engineer who graduated from the 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.

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