This online community is intended to help educate and inspire the next generation of QIS scientists and engineers.
Quantum Information Science (QIS) is at a historically important juncture.
- Its laboratory bona fides have been firmly established; now, scientists and engineers at scores of companies and institutes are racing to transform lab projects into scalable, production-ready systems that can be turned loose on real-world problems.
The situation gives rise to a number of questions.
- What expectations should society, especially those involved in setting government policy, have for the near- and longer-term future of quantum machines?
- What should today's science and engineering students be taught about the growing body of quantum information sciences?
- Might a shortage of skilled workers hamper the roll-out of robust quantum systems?
There is rapid funding now available in quantum computing, like the billion-dollar National Quantum Initiative and likely industry co-investment.
- The immediate problem is that there are not enough workers trained in quantum information to effectively spend the projected funds. These immediate needs could be addressed by incremental education, such as one or two courses that would allow a skilled circuit designer, for example, to design quantum circuits -- or a materials researcher to be able to study quantum information behaviors in qubits
Quantum Computing Education - Workforce Development
View the latest course in our Quantum Computing Education - Workforce Development series, "Quantum Engineering: Photonics in Quantum Computing and Quantum Networking," instructed by Dr. Peter McMahon, Assistant Professor, Cornell University School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP), and hosted by Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program.
Summary of the 2019 IEEE Workshop on Benchmarking Quantum Computational Devices and Systems
A summary and speaker presentations on the topics of quantum supremacy and quantum computer performance are now available from our half-day workshop on benchmarking quantum computational devices and systems. The workshop was held in conjunction with the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) and was part of IEEE Rebooting Computing Week 2019.
Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook (Open Access)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Volume 21, Issue 1
IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Tutorial: Quantum Communications (PDF, 6 MB)
Rob Malaney, UNSW
Introduction to Quantum
Innovations in Industry