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Quantum Computing: What is it, how does it work, and what are the Opportunities for Microwave Engineers?

on 25-09-2023

... Quantum computing offers the potential for an exponential speed-up of certain classes of computational problems, and, as such, the development of a practical quantum computer has been a field of intense research over the past two decades. Yet, it is still early in the development of these systems, as we have just reached the point at which laboratory experiments have shown that quantum computers can outperform classical computers at certain computational tasks. As such, it is an exciting time in the field, analogous to the early days of classical computer development. As microwave engineers, there is a tremendous opportunity to contribute to quantum computing, as the control and measurement of most quantum processors is carried out using microwave techniques. In this talk, I will describe the use of microwaves in quantum computing, with a focus on the superconducting qubit technology which was used to show that a quantum computer is capable of post-classical computation. The talk will be geared toward microwave engineers with no background in quantum computing and will provide a glimpse into the fundamentals, contemporary system architectures, recent experiments, and, finally, major microwave challenges that must be overcome if fault-tolerant quantum computing is to become a reality. While the “quantum” aspects of quantum computing will be described, the deeper technical discussion will focus on the specification and design of the microwave control and measurement systems required to operate these systems, using Google’s state-of-the-art Sycamore quantum computer as an example. Ongoing research in scalable control and measurement electronics will also be described.

Keynote speaker:
Joseph Bardin received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2009. In 2010, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Amherst, where he is currently a Full Professor. His research group currently focuses on low-temperature integrated circuits with applications in radio astronomy and the quantum information sciences. In 2017, he joined the Google AI Quantum team as a visiting faculty researcher and, in addition to his university appointment, he currently serves as a staff research scientist with this team. Professor Bardin was a recipient of a 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award, a 2014 NSF CAREER Award, a 2015 Office of Naval Research YIP Award, a 2016 UMass Amherst College of Engineering Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, a 2016 UMass Amherst Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, and a 2020 IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award.).

September 25, 2023 | 15:00
Room LT2, 4th Floor, Torre Norte
Instituto Superior Técnico

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IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things - GROWS: 6G-empoweRed iOt netWorkS

on 12-10-2023

... The chairs Chairs Daniel Corujo, senior researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Håkon Lønsethagen, Telenor Research, Norway are inviting submissions to the Special Session at the IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things.

Like 5G before, 6G is being heralded as the most immersive capable communications architecture to be developed in the coming years. To support this, we have seen impressive displays of potential directions, technological advances, essential performance (and value) indicators, standards evolution, and partnerships being established to foment policy-making and research. Additionally, 6G can also pave new ways for a more streamlined experience, by more tightly coupling other kinds of network access such as Non-Terrestrial Networks, and by enabling radical new ways for communications in complex environments, such as maritime communications. But what does that mean for IoT? What will be the key enablers, the new scenarios and business opportunities? Will the enhancements allow the full-fledged realization of an enhanced cyber-physical world or just another incremental step towards such a vision? How do new worldwide concerns, such as environmental footprint, impact new technological designs? And what of IoT applications: what have key players learned from the radical changes by 5G, and which new requirements would they imprint over 6G? GROWS (6G-empoweRed iOt netWorkS) is a Special Session at 2023’s WFIoT, aiming to contribute with a concrete, holistic, multi-stakeholder vision on what 6G really means for IoT, by presenting new results, discussions, and prospect plans from different professionals from the full range of value chain.

GROWS will be looking for papers addressing the following:
- Efforts towards 6G standardization for IoT
- Proposals for 6G enhancements for radio, RAN, and core targeting IoT
- Seamless interconnection with non-terrestrial networks and mobile networks in IoT deployments, considering 5G outcomes and 6G prospects
- Proposals for new 6G-enabled architectures and their expected contribution/impact on IoT
- The contributions of supportive/complementary technologies such as virtualization, cloud, AI/ML, edge, federation, and others, for IoT-based scenarios
- Characterization and assessment of new IoT scenarios and industries enabled by 6G-capable IoT
- Comparison between the outcomes achieved by 5G-enabled IoT, and the prospects expected from 6G
- Evolution techniques and solutions for evolving 5G deployments towards 6G
- Energy-efficiency and sustainability aspects for 6G-enabled IoT
- Lessons learned from 5G-enabled IoT deployments and further requirements for 6G enhancements
- Contributions of 6G for maritime IoT-based scenarios
- Industrial vertical areas certification and regulation impact in upcoming 6G solutions

Important Dates:
- Deadline for Paper Submissions: July 9th, 2023
- Acceptance Notification: July 31st, 2023
- Deadline for Camera-Ready Paper Submissions: August 20th, 2023
- Deadline for Presentation Submissions: September 25th, 2023

Submission link:
(please submit towards Special Session with ID Spes-05)

Paper elaboration instructions:

For full info, please visit the website URL of the conference:
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