
Designing a NISQ Reservoir with Maximal Memory Capacity for Volatility Forecasting
28 Oct 2020   Contributor(s):: Samudra Dasgupta
In this talk, we lay out the systematic design considerations for using a NISQ reservoir as a computing engine. We then show how to experimentally evaluate the memory capacity of various reservoir topologies (using IBMQ’s Rochester device) to identify the configuration with maximum...

Samudra Dasgupta
Samudra Dasgupta obtained his B.Tech in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from IITKharagpur 2006, followed by M.S. in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Harvard 2008 and an M.B.A. from...
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Nima Lashkari
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Physics and Computation (with Nuclear Spins)
21 May 2020   Contributor(s):: Gerardo Ortiz
There is a deep connection between Physics and Computation. Indeed, any computation can be represented as a physical process. In 1981 Richard Feynman raised some provocative questions in connection to the simulation of physical phenomena using a special device called a "Quantum...

Exploring Synthetic Quantum Materials in Superconducting Circuits
30 Apr 2020 
Superconducting circuits have emerged as a competitive platform for quantum computation, satisfying the challenges of controllability, long coherence and strong interactions. I will show our recent experiments to apply this toolbox to the exploration of strongly correlated quantum materials made...

PennyLane  Automatic Differentiation and Machine Learning of Quantum Computations
29 Apr 2020   Contributor(s):: Nathan Killoran
PennyLane is a Pythonbased software framework for optimization and machine learning of quantum and hybrid quantumclassical computations.

The Magic of Intelligent Coherent Optical Processing
18 Mar 2020   Contributor(s):: Charles Addison Bouman

Ranaldo Somma
Dr. Rolando Somma is a scientist working at the forefront of quantum information at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Rolando received his Ph.D. from the Instituto Balseiro, Argentina, and was...
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Advances in Computational and Quantum Imaging Workshop
28 Jan 2020 
The purpose of the workshop is to bring different communities together, review recent theoretical and experimental advances and explore synergetic collaborations. The workshop aligns well with the significant investments in quantum technologies through the National Quantum Initiative in the...

Raphael C. Pooser
Dr. Pooser is an expert in continuous variable quantum optics. He leads the quantum sensing team within the quantum information science group. His research interests include quantum computing,...
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Spatial Complexity in Correlated Electronic Systems
08 Jan 2020   Contributor(s):: Erica W. Carlson
I will discuss how understanding the formation of these patterns is vital to our understanding of electronic properties and to our eventual technological control of quantum matter. We have defined new paradigms for interpreting and understanding nanoscale electronic textures observed at the...

Manybody Expedition from Semiconductors to Atomic BECs
11 Dec 2019   Contributor(s):: Mackillo Kira
Specifically, I will overview how methods of semiconductor quantum optics relate to phenomena in strongly interacting Bose gas. This expedition focuses on the first unitary BEC experiment which demonstrated that a surprisingly large BEC fraction survived a quench from weak to unitary...

Mackillo Kira
Professor Kira develops systematic manybody and quantumoptics approaches to quantitatively analyze, guide, and explain contemporary experiments that study phenomena encountered in the broad field...
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The Algebra of Topological Quantum Computing
05 Dec 2019   Contributor(s):: Qing Zhang
In this talk, I will discuss some recent results in the theory of tensor categories, motivated by this connection with topological quantum computation.

Universal Variational Quantum Computation
28 Oct 2019   Contributor(s):: Jacob Biamonte
We show that the variational approach to quantum enhanced algorithms admits a universal model of quantum computation.

Machine Learning for Quantum Control
28 Oct 2019   Contributor(s):: Barry Sanders
We develop a framework that connects reinforcement learning with classical and quantum control, and this framework yields adaptive quantumcontrol policies that beat the standard quantum limit, inspires new methods for improving quantumgate design for quantum computing, and suggest new ways to...

On Topological Quantum Computing
28 Oct 2019   Contributor(s):: Shawn Xingshan Cui
We give an introduction to the theory of topological quantum computing (TQC), which is an approach to realizing quantum computation with nonAbelian anyons.

Kirkman’s Schoolgirls and Quantum Spin Pairs: A 175 Year Long Thread Through Mathematics and Physics
15 Oct 2019   Contributor(s):: A. Ravi. P. Rau
A recreational puzzle posed 175 years ago of 15 schoolgirls to walk three abreast to school for seven days of the week so that no girl sees a friend repeated in her row has links to many areas of mathematics: combinatorics, finite projective geometries, design and coding theory, etc.

Entanglement, Discord and Other Quantum Correlations
15 Oct 2019   Contributor(s):: A. Ravi. P. Rau
We will discuss states and operators of two (or more) qubits, and higher dimensional "qudits," from the symmetry groups and algebras pertaining to them. The study of the time evolution of such systems can gain much from the insights and techniques provided by such considerations,...

A. Ravi. P. Rau
A. Ravi. P. Rau is a Professor of Physics at Louisiana State University who conducts theoretical studies in atomic and molecular physics. He has held visiting faculty positions at Yale, the Raman...
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