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2021 IEEE Quantum Week

IEEE Quantum Week17-22 October 2021 | Virtual Event

IEEE Quantum Week 2021 -- the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) -- is bridging the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it. Registration is now open. Reserve your virtual seat today!

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Quantum Talks

Quantum TalksQuantum Talks: Quantum Biology
27 August 2021 | Virtual Event

Quantum Talks is a new online event that covers the latest in quantum computing research topics and related technical areas. This event is part of Quantum365 activities and is brought to you in conjunction with IEEE Hyderabad Section. Session recordings are available to subscribers of the IEEE Quantum Technical 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

RISC-V Chip Delivers Quantum-Resistant Encryption
IEEE Spectrum - August 2021

New chip aims to future-proof security against coming quantum computers

A new post-quantum cryptography microchip based on the open source RISC-V standard is highly efficient at generating randomness and other encryption techniques.

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IBM's Quantum Computing Compromise—a Road to Scale?
IEEE Spectrum - August 2021

Big Blue's quantum processors sacrifice connectivity for simplicity

By using hexagonal quantum processors with fewer connections between qubits, IBM reports an exponential reduction in errors that will help them scale faster to much larger processors required to solve real-world problems.

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Quantum Randomness Now Boosts Everyday Security
IEEE Spectrum - August 2021

Encryption needs random numbers, and the subatomic realm has plenty to spare

Randomness is a crucial ingredient in encryption, and with tech giants now utilizing quantum random number generator (QRNG) platforms and chips to secure their services, could the use of quantum randomness soon be standard practice?

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