Emerging Protocols and Techniques for Distributed Quantum Computing
Kaitlin Smilth, CQE/IBM Postdoctoral Scholar within the EPiQC research group at the University of Chicago
3:55 p.m.–5:10 p.m., October 1, 2020 | Virtual Seminar
Quantum computing will eventually reach beyond the confines of individual chips, expanding to complex networks consisting of dense compute clusters connected by optical interconnects.
The development of such frameworks holds great opportunity for quantum communications as well as distributed computing methods. However, advances in these areas will be limited without the development of appropriate protocols that address the quantum advantages and challenges that are intrinsic to quantum bit (qubit) and quantum “dit” (qudits in higher-radices) encoded data.
In this talk, CQE/IBM Postdoctoral Scholar within the EPiQC research group at the University of Chicago, Kaitlin Smith, will give an overview of the architecture needed for quantum networking. Techniques that take advantage of high-dimension quantum information for processing gains will also be proposed.
Kate is currently a CQE/IBM Postdoctoral Scholar within the EPiQC research group at the University of Chicago. Her current research involves technology-aware programming for quantum computers and high-dimensional quantum information processing. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in December 2019.