August 2020 Workshop

Invitation and Logistics

This WebEx meeting will open to anybody who can contribute or participate. Time is: August 26, 2020
7 AM PDT (UTC-6)
10 AM EDT (UTC-4)
3 PM London (GMT+1)
11 PM Tokyo (GMT+9).
Request an invitation from t.c.martinez@ieee.org or erikdebenedictis@gmail.com. The meeting is scheduled for 1.5 to 2 hours.

10:00 AM EDT Business Meeting

Overview of U. S. OSTP/NSF Q12 partnership https://q12education.org/. Question: Would this group like to make itself known? (IEEE groups are international; participants from other nations are invited to reciprocate.)

Program committee for this group. Question: Would this group be interested in establishing a group to solicit and approved content for WebEx meetings?

Interest group website mockup at https://itrs.org/qed ? Ultimately, the group would be under ieee.org.

10:15 AM EDT Laur Nita: New Gamified Puzzles Driven Learning Platform for Gate Model Quantum Computing  (15 mins)

Quarks Interactive will present a soon to be released gamified learning platform that promises a new, visual method to learn quantum computing: through puzzle solving and in-game narration. The content is suitable for all ages and no prior background in mathematics or physics is required to start. 19:40-43:07

10:30 AM EDT Ivan Deutsch: Building an Interdisciplinary Education Program in Quantum Information Science (10 mins)

Quantum Information Science is intrinsically interdisciplinary, spanning physics, computer science, chemistry, electrical engineering, and other traditional disciplines.  At UNM we are developing new courses and degree programs to tackle this challenge 43:09-1:01:40

10:40 AM EDT Rod Van Meter: A Chiral Curriculum for Undergraduate (20 mins)

Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University Vice Center Chair, Keio Quantum Computing Center

At Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus, we have been involving undergraduates as young as freshmen in our quantum computing research group.  Our approach has three arms: an online course (MOOC), open to the public but used by our students, covering quantum computing in a qualitative fashion but with some equations; an introductory Quantum Information Processing course for undergraduates, with no formal prerequisites; and the AQUA (Advancing Quantum Architecture)”kenkyuukai” (research group), where students commit substantial amounts of time to self-selected projects and meet with faculty (both in a group and individually) to discuss progress.  Many students publish peer-reviewed journal papers before completing theirbachelor’s degrees.  Our “chiral” approach to the curriculum revisits topics in increasing depth as necessary for individual students.  The Keio Quantum Computing Center provides access to IBM’s best machines,and this access has dramatically increased interest and accelerated progress for students. 1:01:40-1:35:20

11:00 AM EDT Erik DeBenedictis: Quantum Access (20 mins)

Quantum Access is an idea being discussed to facilitate quantum hardware education. In the early 1980s, DARPA created a program called MOS Implementation Service (https://mosis.com) that aggregated small CMOS projects into multi-project wafer runs. The superconducting qubit type is at about the same level of maturity now as CMOS was in the 1980s, so the idea is to consider making a quantum computing services available. There is also a (U. S. based) ARO RFI seeking in a related area http://www.fbodaily.com/archive/2020/08-August/14-Aug-2020/FBO-05754252.htm (due October 6, 2020). 1:35:20-1:51:19

11:20 AM EDT End of Program

12:00 PM EDT WebEx reservation ends