Quantum Systems Engineering for Scientists, by John Martinis (affiliated event)

The following is an event by another group in the IEEE, occurring on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 at 4pm ET. Click here for more information. It is free to view, but registration is required. Continuing education credit may be available at a nominal cost.

Dr. Martinis would like to invite you to an upcoming talk on Quantum systems engineering for scientists. As the field of quantum Computing has advanced building complex machines it seems like a good time to talk about some of the organizational principles that one might use for such a large effort. System engineering concepts have been well developed for other technologies, so here he has focused on quantum computers. This special emphasis comes from the need for engineering discipline for the many physicists and scientists on the project who typically don’t have an engineering background, so his talk will cover some basic principles. He will also discuss some of the unusual constraints that are found for quantum computers such as the inability to copy information and the large amount of information that is needed to control qubits. Here’s an example of an interesting principle that scientists should know. Although the scientific method is the foundation of all technology, it is well-known that strictly following the scientific method for project management will cause failure so you will want to know why. This is an important subject for the field of Quantum Computing so please come and bring a lot of questions since Dr. Martinis would like to learn from you through active engagement.

Maƫva Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program

Dr. John Martinis, Physics Professor, UCSB