Quantum Computing

Feynman Quantum Academy

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. Students will receive valuable experience working on teams, undertaking projects in advanced computing, and developing quantum and classical methods to solve problems in important application or fundamental domains. 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 are open all year round. These students work in close collaboration with quantum scientists, receiving hands-on training, and undertake individualized research projects. Students will also participate in seminars and workshops with researchers from other organizations doing quantum research, including those from academic institutions, government laboratories, and commercial organizations. Participants receive a stipend to cover living expenses and travel during the program.

Applications for the winter period FY19 are now open. Please inquire at dventurelli@usra.edu sending your CV and a motivation letter.

Current Quantum Academy Participants:

Michael Streif, Freiburg University
Andrea Skolik, Technical University Munich
Tommaso Parolini, SISSA
Ryan LaRose, Michigan State University
Sathyawageeswar Subramanian, University of Cambridge
Elisabeth Lobe, University Magdeburg

Former Quantum Academy Participants:


David Bernal, Carnegie Mellon University
Lindsay Bassman, University Southern California
Zoe Gonzalez Izquierdo, University Southern California
Vladimir Kremenetski, Berkeley University
Minsung Kim, Princeton University
Rachel Stromswold, Binghamton University


Jeffrey Marshall, University Southern California (now at USRA) - paper
Benjamin Villalonga, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (now at Google) - paper
Sasha Nanda, Caltech - paper
Aniruddha Bapat, University of Maryland (now at Microsoft)
Riccardo Mengoni, University of Verona
Zhenyi Qi, University of Winsconsin Madison


David Roberts, Harvard University (now at University of Chicago) - paper
Stuart Hadfield, Cornell University (now at USRA) - paper
Bibek Pokharel, Univeristy Southern California