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IEEE Quantum Week

IEEE Quantum Week12-16 October 2020 | Virtual Event

Registration is now open for IEEE Quantum Week! Don't miss IEEE's leading, multidisciplinary venue on all things quantum. This special event will showcase the latest research, technologies, practice, applications, education, and training. Attendees have the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with the quantum community. The conference will be available on-demand throughout November.

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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.

Download the white paper (PDF, 205 KB)

 

News Articles

Intel Creating Cryptographic Codes That Quantum Computers Can't Crack
IEEE Spectrum - October 2020

Intel researchers developed a hardware accelerator that helps IoT devices use post-quantum cryptography

Intel has been working in cooperation with several other companies to develop Bit-flipping Key Encapsulation (BIKE) as a possible quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithm among the many being currently evaluated by NIST.

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Measuring Progress in the 'Noisy' Era of Quantum Computing
IEEE Spectrum - October 2020

IBM's concept of quantum volume tries to measure quantum computing progress in ways beyond counting qubits

The concept of quantum volume, proposed by IBM researchers, is intended to be a more reliable measure of quantum computing's progress during this era where heat, electromagnetic sources, and other "noise" remains a limiting factor for quantum computers.

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IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics
IEEE Spectrum - October 2020

The 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.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum

 

First Photonic Quantum Computer on the Cloud
IEEE Spectrum - September 2020

Toronto-based Xanadu suggests its system could scale up to millions of qubits

Recently, Toronto-based quantum computing startup Xanadu has, for the first time, made a photonic quantum computer publicly available over the cloud. Unlike quantum computers that rely on qubits based on superconducting circuits or trapped ions which demand frigid temperatures, quantum computers that rely on qubits based on photons can, in principle, operate at room temperature. Xanadu anticipates they can roughly double the number of qubits in their cloud systems every six months.

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