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.

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NASA 2020 Honors Award: Quantum AI Lab

NASA's has awarded the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (QuAIL) team the group Honor Award for 2020, for advancing the frontiers of quantum computing through foundational research in algorithms and software that influences the development of commercial quantum computers. Current Team members, consultants and fellowship students include: Rupak Biswas, Kyle E. Booth, Stephen J. Cotton, Shon R. Grabbe, Stuart A. Hadfield, Tad Hogg, Ryan LaRose, Salvatore Mandra, Jeffrey S. Marshall, Gianni Mossi, Bryan A. O’Gorman, Eleanor G. Rieffel, Samuel H. Stromswold, Norman M. Tubman, Davide Venturelli, Walter Vinci, Zhihui Wang, Adam M. Wilson, Filip A. Wudarski.

December 17th, 2020 award, NASA
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USRA Q2B Applied NISQ Computing Paper Award

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.

October 18th, 2020
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Quantum Artificial Intelligence - Video Editing Internship

This internship supports community engagement and training in the Quantum Information Sciences. Tasks include editing seminar and training videos for online streaming for materials in Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Audio and video editing, power point and pdf presentations, creation of custom drawings, animations and graphics.

For more information, please see the LinkedIn post for our latest Handshake internship opportunity.

October 7th, 2020 internship, quantum information sciences
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New Competition Open for Submission for use of NASA's Quantum Annealer

Today, USRA, Standard Charted Bank and D-Wave announced that U.S Universities and Non-profit institutions can submit propoals 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.

September 15th, 2020 Quantum Annealing, Competition