Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science
An institute of the Universities Space Research Association

News & Publications

USRA Q2B Applied NISQ Computing Paper Award

October 18, 2020

Submissions are open for the first USRA Q2B Applied NISQ Computing Paper Award. Every paper appeared as a preprint in 2020 is eligible for nomination. An additional cover letter/synopsis is required. Prize includes a featured invited presentation at Q2B conference and free compute time on a variety of quantum computing platforms. All info here.

Quantum Computing RFP

September 15, 2020

USRA, Standard Charted Bank and D-Wave announced that U.S Universities and Non-profit institutions can submit proposals for use of the D-Wave 2000Q quantum annealer hosted at NASA Ames. Proposals are sought effective immediately and can gain free compute time to be used until December 2020. See the request for proposals for more details.

Quantum Computing Bibliography

Publications from the team in the last 12 months.

7th International Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) Conference - 2018

June 25 - 28, 2018

Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) and Quantum Annealing are computational methods that have been proposed to solve combinatorial optimization and sampling problems. Several efforts are now underway to manufacture processors that implement these strategies. The AQC 2018 Conference brings together researchers from different communities to explore this computational paradigm. The goal of the conference is to initiate a dialogue on the challenges that must be overcome to realize useful adiabatic quantum computations in existing or near-term hardware.

RIACS 25TH Anniversary Timeline

1983 - 2008: 25 Years of pioneering computer science innovation from supercomputing to intelligent systems

RIACS 25TH Anniversary Brochure


The Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS), a division of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), recently celebrated 25 years of scientific research supporting the NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.