Quantum engineering is a new interdisciplinary domain that focuses on the realization of quantum technologies, such as quantum computing, quantum information science, quantum network, and quantum sensing. The objective of this VIP is to train future engineers and scientists to gain the knowledge and skills of quantum information science and technology to solve difficult problems.
Issues Involved or Addressed
Computational power is essential to solve difficult scientific and engineering problems such as materials design, protein folding, nuclear fusion, weather forecast, data mining, artificial intelligence, scheduling, routing, and many others. The emerging new computational paradigm is on quantum computer, which utilizes quantum mechanics phenomena to achieve powerful parallel computing. The National Quantum Initiative aims to identify and foster early adoption of quantum technologies as the key to accelerate the broader impacts on society. The next-generation engineers and scientists need to be familiar with the new quantum information and computation paradigm, and at the same time contribute to the advancement of the technologies. There are numerous technical areas that engineers and material scientists can contribute, such as to optimize quantum computers for reliable computation, to design new materials and nanomanufacturing processes for scalable and affordable quantum devices, and to develop new scientific computing and machine learning algorithms that harness quantum computational power. The students who participate in this Quantum Engineering VIP will be able to utilize and integrate domain knowledge of mechanical, electrical, optics, and materials to design hardware and peripherals of quantum computer, as well as quantum computing algorithms.
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
- Computing›Computational Science and Engineering
- Engineering›Computer Engineering
- Engineering›Electrical Engineering
- Engineering›Industrial Engineering
- Engineering›Materials Science and Engineering
- Engineering›Mechanical Engineering
Preferred Interests and Preparation
linear algebra, quantum physics I
Meeting Schedule & Location
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering