Seminars & Colloquia

Travis Humble

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

"Quantum Computing Systems and Software"

Monday October 20, 2014 10:30 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the Theory Seminar Series



The past twenty years has seen the rapid development of quantum computing from a theoretical construct into a diversity of integrated physical systems. The availability of working hardware has forced the question of how to use quantum computers systems efficiently and how to integrate them with conventional computing paradigms. In this talk, we track recent progress toward realizing large-scale quantum computers with an emphasis on the types of quantum computer software needed for near-term efforts. We present our recent results on an integrated programming environment for adiabatic quantum computation and the promise of using quantum-assisted computing in large-scale computations. We also describe recent experiments using software-defined quantum networks to support future distributed quantum computing systems.

Short Bio:

Dr. Travis Humble is a Senior Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and co-Director of the Quantum Computing Institute. He received his doctorate in theoretical chemistry from the University of Oregon before joining the ORNL staff in 2005. At the intersection of computing, physics, and information, his research focuses on the design, development, and benchmarking of new quantum computing platforms. As co-director of the QCI, he oversees research and development of quantum computing technologies. Dr. Humble also holds a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.

Host: Blair D. Sullivan, CSC

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