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2 :0 0 p m - 6 :0 0 p m
Quantum Computing
Rajendra K. Bera
IBM Global Services India Pvt. Limited

Audience: This tutorial is intended for educators, graduate students and researchers interested in pursuing quantum computing.

Course Description: Quantum computing is one of the fascinating technologies in development today. Although the technology has a long way to go before it matures and can be used to build computers for regular use, there have been some spectacular successes in terms of research results, both in hardware and in algorithm development. This tutorial will describe some of the recent advances made in quantum computing to a nonspecialist audience. The tutorial will cover the basic concepts of quantum mechanics (state vector and superposition of states, entanglement, decoherence, measurement, etc.) as applicable to quantum computing, quantum computers and basic operations on such computers, and quantum algorithms (Shorís factorization algorithm, and Groverís list search algorithm). Prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is not necessary.

Lecturer: Rajendra K. Bera received his B. Tech., M. Tech., and Ph. D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was a researcher for over 20 years at the National Aerospace Laboratory, Bangalore, India; a visiting assistant professor of aerospace, mechanical, and nuclear engineering at the University of Oklahoma, USA (1979-80); and a visiting faculty of aerospace engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1988). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 30 research papers in refereed journals and has more than a dozen IBM US patents that are pending. Currently, he heads the R&D Group (Exports) of IBM Global Services India.