Quantum Information Processing; Promises and Challenges
|Ομιλητής||Dan C. Marinescu, Scientific Director of the I2 Laboratory (www.i2lab.ucf.edu ) Professor of Computer Science Provost Research Professor School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Central Florida, USA|
|Τίτλος||Quantum Information Processing; Promises and Challenges|
|Ημερομηνία||Παρασκευή 16/05/2008, ώρα 13:00|
|Χώρος||Αμφιθέατρο Σαράτση, στο Κτίριο Δελμούζου, Παραλιακό Συγκρότημα Παπαστράτου|
|Διεύθυνση||Αργοναυτών και Φιλελλήνων, Βόλος|
Dan C. Marinescu is Professor of Computer Science. He is also an adjoint Πrofessor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. From 1984 until August 2001 he was a Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Before coming to Purdue, Dr. Marinescu was an associate professor of EECS at the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest and a senior researcher at the Institute for Atomic Physics of the Romanian Academy of Science, the Joint Nuclear Research Institute at Dubna, and G.S.I. Darmstadt. He was a visiting professor at: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York (1985); Institute of Information Sciences, Beijing (1992); Scalable Systems Division of Intel Corporation (1993); Deutsche Telecom (1996); and INRIA Paris (1998, 2000, 2005, 2006). His research interests cover parallel and distributed systems, Petri Nets, scientific computing, and quantum computing and quantum information theory. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings in these areas. In early 1980s Dr. Marinescu was the chief architect of a real-time data acquisition and analysis system used in experiments leading to the discovery of the superheavy elements. Since late 1980s he is leading a project in computational biology focused on the development of parallel algorithms and methods for the 3-D atomic structure determination of large macromolecules like viruses. He leads an effort to design a Virtual Laboratory for Computational Structural Biology. He is the author of “Internet-Based Workflow Management: Towards a Semantic Web” published by Wiley in April 2002 and of “Approaching Quantum Computing” published by Prentice Hall in September 2004. He coedited the book “Process Coordination and Ubiquitous Computing” published by CRC Press in October 2002.
In this talk we outline the current state of research in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Computing and discuss problems of interest for the computer science community. In recent years we have seen a steady stream of exciting results in Quantum Information Theory, quantum error correcting codes, and quantum fault-tolerance as well as applications in the area of quantum key distribution. On the other hand, the roadblocks on the way to Quantum Computing are staggering. The immense costs to develop quantum computers could only be justified if new quantum algorithms and applications of Quantum Computing are discovered. The discovery of new algorithms and applications of Quantum Computing requires computer scientists to play an increasingly more significant role in this interdisciplinary research field.