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Hands-on Quantum Computing 2018

ISTI solicits Rapid Response Research Proposals on the topic of Hands-on Quantum Computing.


  • Institute Director
  • Stephan Eidenbenz
  • (505) 667-3742
  • Email
  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Nickole Aguilar Garcia
  • (505) 665-3048
  • Email

Rapid Response Research Call for Proposals (pdf)
Submission deadline is April 20, 2018

September 26, 2018, 9 am – 12:15 pm

Research Presentations

Location: Oppenheimer Study Center, Jemez/Cochiti Rooms
Printable agenda (pdf)
Final Reports (pdf)

  • Efficient Fidelity Assessment for Quantum Computing, M Vuffray, A Lokhov (T-4, T-5)
  • Unraveling Entanglement in a Black Box Quantum Computer, D Girolami (T-4) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Leveraging Global Optimization Algorithms for Designing Quantum Operators, H Nagarajan (T-5) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Quantum Optimization for Learning Unitary Operators, A Sornborger (CCS-3) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Entanglement Spectroscopy on Gate-Level Quantum Computers, W Zhu (T-4) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Harnessing Analog Noise: A Hybrid Algorithm for Binary Quadratic Optimization with Uncertainty, C Coffrin (A-1) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Hybrid Quantum Computing for Graph Partitioning and Community Detection, S Mniszewski (CCS-3) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • 11:10 Variational Quantum Eigensolver for H2O, P Anisimov (AOT-AE) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • 11:25 Lattice Nuclei and Response Functions with a Quantum Computer, J Carlson, E Mottola (T-2) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Towards Solving Turbulence on Quantum Computers, S Karra (EES-16) | Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Matrix Inversion,  M Rogers, R Singleton (XCP-8)