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Novel Computing 2019

ISTI solicits Rapid Response Research Proposals on the topic of Novel Computing.


  • Institute Director
  • Stephan Eidenbenz
  • (505) 667-3742
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  • Deputy Institute Director
  • Melissa Turcotte
  • (505) 667-8685
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  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Nickole Aguilar Garcia
  • (505) 665-3048
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Research Presentations

Rapid Response Research Call for Proposals
Printable Agenda (pdf)

 September 24th, 2019: 10:00am-11:45am (Jemez Conference Room)

  • Introduction Rapid Response "Novel Computing", S. Eidenbenz (ISTI/NSEC) 
  • Implementing a Spiking, Neural Backpropagation Algorithm on a Neuromorphic Chip, A. Sornborger and A. Zlotnik (CCS-3/ T-5) Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Comparing Quantum, Neuromorphic, and Solid-State QUBO Solvers, B. Migliori (CCS-7) Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Mean Field Game Theory for Optimized Annealing on Quantum Computers, P. Welch (T-4) Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)
  • Quantum Isomer Search, S. Mniszewski and C. Negre (CCS-3/T-1) 
  • Fast Hybrid Algorithms for Quantum Simulation, R. Somma (T-4) Slides (LANL Only) (pdf)

October 23rd, 2019: 2:00pm-3:00pm (CNLS Conference Room)

  • Radiation Tolerance of Next Generation Archival Storage using Synthetic DNA, S. Blanchard (HPC/DES)
  • Passive MemComputing in Lithographic Arrays of Interacting Magnetic Nanoislands, C.Nisoli (T-4)
  • Quantum Computing Using Ultracold Neutrons, J. Wang (P-25)