Quantum Computing

Since its inception in June 1983, RIACS has conducted basic and applied research in computer science for the nation's aeronautics and space-related missions and programs. In 2012, USRA partnered with NASA and Google to found the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL): the space agency’s hub to evaluate the near term impact of quantum technologies.

The mission of RIACS quantum computing team is to advance the industry and the body of knowledge in quantum information related sciences, and to continue to provide to its partners the most qualified technical support to address hard challenges in applied computer science.




Feynman Quantum Academy (Internship NASA QuAIL) open for applications

An experience in the USRA-NASA-Google Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) at NASA Ames Research Center's Advanced Supercomputing Facility introduces graduate students to scientific opportunities in quantum information sciences and trains them to do research related to the most advanced quantum computing platforms. The program is funded by NASA, AFRL, USRA and NSF.

Students, which need to be enrolled in a Ph.D. program or have otherwise previous quantum computing research experience, are accepted to a 12-to-24 week program. Applications for Spring and Summer 2020 are now open, information and topics for this session are available at this link. Applications received before March 10 will receive full consideration until all spots are taken (apply as soon as possible!).

February 10th, 2020

USRA, NYSTEC and the Airforce Institute of Technology teach QC to the Air Force

In support of the Resilient Information Sharing goal of the AF Science and Technology Strategy, and at the request of the AFRL/CC, AFIT is offering a short course on quantum computing, supported by USRA and NYSTEC. Designed primarily for AFRL researchers across the TDs working in areas other than quantum computing, it provides broad awareness of potential impacts quantum computing technology is likely to make throughout the R&D portfolio. Course development and delivery at various AFRL sites are supported by AFRL/RI through. The five-day course balances fundamental concepts, more applied discussion of the state-of-the art, and hands-on experience. Theoretical topics include superposition and entanglement, quantum gates and circuits, gate-based quantum algorithms, quantum annealing, and quantum error correction. Applied topics surveyed include quantum supremacy, quantum sensing and communication, simulation of quantum systems, and current AFIT research activities. Participants will receive hands-on experience with both quantum computer simulators and actual quantum computing platforms available through agreements with AFRL/RI and NASA Ames. Familiarity with basic concepts of linear algebra such as eigenvalues and eigenvectors is assumed, as is some experience with programming.

January 31st, 2020

Public kickoff of the USRA-NYSTEC-AFRL QIS Program

Today, in Utica NY, Dr. Davide Venturelli is presenting at the first international AFRL-SUNY workshop on Quantum Information Science the new USRA program in collaboration with NYSTEC. The event will feature international participation, the full agenda is available at this link.

July 7th, 2019 Workshop