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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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
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QIS Centers: QuAIL to work with Fermi and Brookhaven National Laboratories

On August 26th the White House and DOE announced the award of 5 Quantum Information Sciences (QIS). Among the awards, the Superconducting Quantum Material and Systems Center (SQMS) at Fermilab and the Co-Design Center for Quantum Advantage C2QA will support the work of the NASA QuAIL team that is contributing with quantum algorithms and software techniques for simulation of materials, non-equilibrium condensed matter systems and quantum field theories. In SQMS, key-personnel include Dr. Eleanor Rieffel as chief scientist, Dr. Norman Tubman as co-lead of Algorithms, Simulation and Benchmarking, Dr. Venturelli as Co-Lead on the QIS Ecosystem Task Force, Dr. Stuart Hadfield and Dr. Salvatore Mandrà as Science Staff.

August 26th, 2020
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NISQ Quantum Computing ArXiv Digest No. 15

The monthly newsletter on Noisy-Intermediate-Scale Applied Quantum Computing is out, featuring papers from June 15 to July 14, 2020. We feature exclusively experiments that advance the field of applied quantum computing in existing hardware, or theoretical/engineering advances tightly connected to experimental realization in the near term. Read the latest newsletter here and subscribe here.

August 15th, 2020 Newsletter