NASA Workshop on Quantum Computing for Aeroscience and Engineering
November 7-8, 2017
NASA Langley Research Center
Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation (“The Lighthouse”)
8000 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23435
Algorithms and hardware for quantum computing are reaching a critical stage in their development where engineering applications will become almost within reach. A variety of hardware has been developed that have attracted significant interest in making these systems practical for supporting large scale engineering computations. These developments present an extraordinary opportunity to advance computing power. However, utilization of quantum phenomena is extraordinarily challenging due to its delicate nature and difficulty in measurement and control. Success of these computational systems requires strategic coordination between physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers for technology transition from the laboratory to robust and scalable computations for practical problems of interest to NASA.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together experts on quantum information science and computation to understand the latest developments and current challenges in algorithms, hardware, and technology transition to engineering applications. The workshop aims to accelerate technology transition towards outstanding engineering problems that are expected to be achievable using quantum computations in the coming decade. The workshop’s goals include developing a roadmap for success towards solution strategies for engineering applications. These applications may include computational materials research, computational ﬂuid dynamics and aerothermodynamics, among others. The agenda will include discussions on the latest advances in scalability, universal logic and error correction with the aim to understand the next set of challenges required to control quantum systems, measure their outputs, and preserve their properties from outside disturbances. The interested stakeholders will present or take part in discussion on challenges to transition the current state-of-the-art to large scale engineering and data science related problems. Discussions aimed toward technology transition will be focused on the following four areas:
- Quantum algorithms
- Quantum computing hardware
- Manufacturing and control of quantum systems
- Engineering applications
We envision developing a roadmap that deﬁnes the next set of realistic challenges that can be met over the next ∼10-15 years. The emergency home solutions will take input from the experts in the ﬁeld to identify how our current knowledge from physicists, computer scientists, and mathematicians may be transitioned to engineering to guide advances in a broad range of engineering technologies. In addition, the workshop will help build partnerships across intersections of noted disciplines to guide algorithms and hardware development for applications of interest.
This workshop is co-sponsored by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.
Presentations: Click HERE to view Day 1 and Day 2 presentations.
Agenda: Click HERE to view the agenda.
Speakers: Click HERE for abstracts and biographies.
Timothy Barth, NASA Ames
Dennis Bushnell, NASA Langley
Jerry Chow, IBM
Richard Harris, D-Wave Systems
Blake Johnson, Rigetti Corp.
Sabre Kais, Purdue University
David Keyes, KAUST
Jeremy Levy, Pittsburgh Quantum Institute
Chris Monroe, University of Maryland
Eleanor Rieffel, NASA Ames
Martin Roetteler, Microsoft
Robert Schoelkopf, Yale University
Michelle Simmons, University of New South Wales
Rolanda Somma, Los Alamos National Lab
Ceren Susut, Department of Energy
Jeffrey Yepez, University of Hawaii
Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center
Peyman Givi, University of Pittsburgh
Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yousuff Hussaini, Florida State University
Mujeeb Malik, NASA Langley Research Center (Chair)
Joseph Morrison, NASA Langley Research Center
William Oates, Florida State University
Lodging: Attendees are responsible for their own lodging. For your convenience, here are some hotels in the surrounding area. **List has been updated with accommodations that are closer to the new venue.**
TownePlace Suites – 757-483-5177
8050 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA
Courtyard by Marriott – 757-483-5777
8060 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA
Hilton Garden Inn –757-484-9001
5921 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA
Hampton Inn & Suites – 757-465-7000
4449 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, VA
Comfort Suites Harbour View – 757-215-0700
5409 Plummer Blvd., Suffolk, VA
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Conference Center – 757-673-3000
425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA
Candlewood Suites – 757-405-3030
4809 Market Place, Chesapeake, VA