Abstracting Quantum Computing

Abstracting Quantum Computing

NExT Forum:Quantum Computing

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🟢Speaker: Dr. Joe Fitzsimons , CEO, Horizon Quantum Computing Driven by the vision of quantum computing as a revolution in computing technology, Joe quit his tenured faculty position to found Horizon Quantum Computing in 2018. Drawing on over 15 years’ experience in quantum computing and computational complexity theory, today he fully dedicates his time to Horizon with the goal of making quantum computing a general purpose computing technology capable of addressing some of the world’s most challenging computational problems. Joe received a BSc in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin and a DPhil from Oxford, where he went on to become a fellow of Merton College. Prior to founding Horizon, he led the Quantum Information and Theory group at Singapore University of Technology and Design, where he was a tenured associate professor, and was a principal investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies. He has published at the highest levels in both theoretical computer science (FOCS, STOC, CCC, ITCS) and physics (Science, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X), and has been named as a National Research Foundation Fellow and to the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia list.

🟢Title: Abstracting Quantum Computing

🟢Abstract: Quantum computers have the potential to drastically outperform conventional computers for a variety of tasks, from simulating molecular interactions to machine learning. However, our understanding of how to construct non-trivial quantum algorithms is still in its infancy and human intuition is not well suited to finding ways to accomplish computational tasks through quantum interference. As a result, reaching a future where quantum computing is widely used requires not only overcoming the challenges of building scalable quantum computers, but also finding new ways to program these systems to tackle new and more complex problems. In this talk I will introduce some of the work we have been doing at Horizon Quantum Computing to simplify the task of programming quantum processors through increasing levels of abstraction, and discuss progress towards our goal of compiling classical code to take advantage of quantum processors, through automated synthesis of quantum algorithms.只顯示部分資訊