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Date(s) - 03/14/2018
1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT


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In May 2016, IBM provided cloud access to its quantum computers, making a fundamentally new paradigm of computing available for exploration. Quantum computers, housed in near-absolute zero temperatures and previously only accessible to physicists, are now open to developers who are writing the first generation of quantum programs.

This talk will begin by introducing the concept of quantum information and computation, and proceed by introducing “QISKit”, an open-source SDK in Python that enables writing quantum programs for real quantum machines. A live demo will illustrate how to use the SDK for simple quantum computations. Further use cases and opportunities for contribution to QISKit will also be discussed.


  • Ali Javadi-Abhari: Ali Javadi-Abhari is a Research Staff Member at IBM, where he works on IBM Q, an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computers for business and science. His research is focused on building a scalable software stack for quantum computing. Ali is working on advancing QISKit, an open source SDK for interfacing with quantum computers and simulators. He holds a PhD in computer science from Princeton University, where he designed compilers and software tools for general-purpose, error-corrected quantum computation.

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The series is designed to help you understand more about the patterns currently on IBM Code, introduce you to the developers, communities, and ecosystems that are driving open source innovation at IBM, and help you discover opportunities to use and contribute to these projects and connect with the innovators and communities behind them.

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