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Quantum Computing Education - Workforce Development

Quantum Computing Education - Workforce DevelopmentSystems Engineering Approaches and Challenges in Quantum Computing
20 January 2021 | Virtual Event

Join us for the first course in our new Quantum Computing Education - Workforce Development series, "Systems Engineering Approaches and Challenges in Quantum Computing," hosted by Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program, and instructed by Will Madsen, Quantum Systems Engineering and Architecture Manager, Rigetti Computing. Attendance is free.

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IEEE Quantum Week

IEEE Quantum Week12-16 October 2020 | Virtual Event

The inaugural 2020 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Engineering (QCE) was IEEE's leading, multidisciplinary venue on all things quantum. This special event showcased the latest in quantum research, technologies, practice, applications, education, and training. Attendees had the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with the quantum community.

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IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics

IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future PandemicsThe technologies include big data, blockchain, 5G, and drones

Emerging technologies can help societies during global pandemics, but deployment and implementation must be carefully guided. In this article, thought leaders from IEEE Future Directions initiatives on Blockchain, Brain, Digital Reality, and Future Networks explore the societal aspects of utilizing emerging technologies to secure health and economic systems against future pandemics.

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Summary of the 2019 IEEE Workshop on Benchmarking Quantum Computational Devices and Systems

2019 IEEE Workshop on Benchmarking Quantum Computational Devices and Systems7 November 2019 | San Mateo, California, USA

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.

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IEEE Quantum Education Summit 2019

The IEEE Quantum Initiative organized an educational summit on 6 November 2019 in San Mateo, California, USA, featuring speakers from industry and academia who shared prospects for advancing the field of quantum engineering and dealing with near- and long-term challenges, opportunities, and impacts. The Summit was held in conjunction with the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) and was part of IEEE Rebooting Computing Week 2019.

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Quantum Communications Networks

Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials - August 2019

The recent launch of the Micius quantum-enabled satellite heralds a major step forward for long-range quantum communication. Using single-photon discrete-variable quantum states, this exciting new development proves beyond any doubt that all of the quantum protocols previously deployed over limited ranges in terrestrial experiments can in fact be translated to global distances via the use of low-orbit satellites. In this paper we survey the imminent extension of space-based quantum communication to the continuous-variable regime-the quantum regime perhaps most closely related to classical wireless communications. The continuous variable regime offers the potential for increased communication performance, and represents the next major step forward for quantum communications and the development of the global quantum Internet.

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Computer - Special Issue on Quantum Realism

Computer - Special Issue on Quantum RealismThe June 2019 issue of Computer examines what has been accomplished in quantum computing, ideas that have been demonstrated, and where the path to the future lies. Access articles from this issue below.

EIC's Introduction: Exploring the Current State of Quantum Computing (Open Access)
Quantum Realism (Open Access)
A Hybrid Approach for Solving Optimization Problems on Small Quantum Computers
Really Small Shoe Boxes: On Realistic Quantum Resource Estimation
Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing
Reduction-Based Problem Mapping for Quantum Computing
Stochastic Optimization of Quantum Programs


2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting

2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting1-2 May 2019 | Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

We explored the latest advancements in quantum technologies at the 2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting in Gaithersburg.

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2018 IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper

IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper
IEEE Future Directions - August 2018

The IEEE Future Directions Committee has a long history of working with industry, academia and national laboratories to use its role as an impartial player to catalyze the development of important new technologies. The Committee brings together stakeholders for meetings in new areas of interest to the IEEE to determine where the Institute might make a contribution. Once the meeting has concluded, the Committee uses a summit output whitepaper to help it decide what technologies to incubate.

This whitepaper is the output of an IEEE Future Directions Quantum Computing Summit (QCS), held in Atlanta, GA, USA in August 2018. It was attended by 40 major players in quantum sciences from both the public and private sectors.

The summit chairs are Travis Humble and Erik DeBenedictis.

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News Articles

Quantum Computers Will Speed Up the Internet’s Most Important Algorithm
IEEE Spectrum - December 2020

Fast Fourier transforms provide a sandbox for practical quantum computing

Researchers are exploring how quantum computing can help run the fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm, used in practically every data-processing application, more efficiently.

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Photonic Quantum Computer Displays "Supremacy" Over Supercomputers
IEEE Spectrum - December 2020

A milestone Chinese demonstration with photonic quantum computing comes just a year after Google's quantum advantage claim

Research team at University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei achieves second known demonstration of quantum computational advantage, also known as quantum supremacy, using intricately engineered light-based setup consisting of lasers and nonlinear crystals.

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Quantum Dot Paint Could Make Airframe Inspection Quick and Easy
IEEE Spectrum - November 2020

The paint, when scanned with ultraviolet light, can quickly reveal strains on the surface underneath

A new paint consisting of quantum dots suspended within a clear polymer is in development which can be used to gauge strain on surfaces by analyzing light emitted by the paint.

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Quantum Memory Milestone Boosts Quantum Internet Future
IEEE Spectrum - November 2020

Record efficiency in storing and retrieving quantum entanglement paves the way for connecting quantum internet nodes

Recent demonstration of quantum memory storage and retrieval at Sorbonne University has achieved a new benchmark of 85-90 percent. This is part of an effort by the Quantum Internet Alliance to develop technologies for a quantum communications enabled network.

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