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The shortage of skilled labor is one of the quantum computing sector’s greatest challenges. The week-long tutorials program, with tutorials by leading experts, is aimed squarely at workforce development and training considerations. **The tutorials are ideally suited to develop quantum champions for industry, academia, government, and build expertise for emerging quantum ecosystems.** IEEE Quantum Week will cover a broad range of topics in quantum computing and engineering including a lineup of fantastic hands-on tutorials on programming and applications.

Scott Koziol, Baylor University — [email protected]

Each tutorial at IEEE Quantum Week 2021 is 3.0 or 4.5 hours long (i.e., two or three sessions on the same day of 90 mins with 45 mins breaks between the sessions) as follows: 10:45-12:15, 13:00-14:30, and 15:15-16:45 Mountain Time (MDT) or UTC-6. Note Sunday, Oct 17 tutorials are at different times.

Scott Pakin: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USA

Eleanor G. Rieffel: NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Weiwen Jiang: George Mason University, USA

Jinjun Xiong: IBM Quantum, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Yiyu Shi: University of Notre Dame, USA

Andreas Thomasen, Jiabao Chen, Elena Yndurain: QunaSys, Japan

James Wootton: IBM Quantum, Zürich, Switzerland

Carmen G. Almudever: Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Matthias Möller: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Wim Lavrijsen, Juliane Mueller, Ed Younis: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA

Pablo Antonio Moreno Casares, Roberto Campos, Miguel Ángel Martin-Delgado: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Jessie Yu, Jennifer Glick: IBM Quantum, IBM Research Yorktown Heights, USA

Henrique Silvério, Sebastián Grijalva, Loic Henriet: Pasqal, France

Hongbin Liu, Guang Hao Low, Martin Roetteler, Mathias Soeken: Microsoft Quantum, USA

Konstantinos Meichanetzidis: Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), UK

Thomas Alexander: IBM Quantum, Canada

Michael Healy: IBM Quantum, USA

Hossein Ajallooiean: IBM Quantum, Switzerland

Max Rossmannek: IBM Quantum, IBM Research Europe
Zürich, Switzerland

Gavin Jones: IBM Quantum, IBM Research
San Jose, USA

Panagiotis Barkoutsos: IBM Quantum, IBM Research Europe Zürich, Switzerland

Sebastian Feld, Medina Bandic, Hans van Someren, Jeroen van Straten: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Kai Hudek, Yunseong Nam, Denise Ruffner: IonQ, Inc., USA

Olivier Pfister: University of Virginia, USA

Brahmani Thota, James Weaver: IBM Quantum, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Steven Bleiler, Marek Perkowski: Portland State University, USA

Weiwen Jiang: George Mason University, USA

Jinjun Xiong: IBM Quantum, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Yiyu Shi: University of Notre Dame, USA

Konstantinos Meichanetzidis: Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), UK

Pablo Antonio Moreno Casares, Roberto Campos, Miguel Ángel Martin-Delgado: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

general quantum computing researchers interested in optimization problems. Besides, anyone who wants to apply quantum computing to a specific problem will have the opportunity to understand the process from scratch up to a functional software tool. Any attendee will understand and learn the quantum computing basis behind quantum walks, so previous notions about quantum computing will help to follow the explanations. In addition, the audience will see how to construct a software tool (based on quantum walks) and how to use it in a bioinformatics optimization problem. Previous general programming skills (especially Python) will help to a better understanding of the tutorial. Nonetheless, we expect the tutorial will be very fruitful without any previous programming training.

Jessie Yu, Jennifer Glick: IBM Quantum, IBM Research Yorktown Heights, USA

Andreas Thomasen, Jiabao Chen, Elena Yndurain: QunaSys, Japan

Scott Pakin: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USA

Eleanor G. Rieffel: NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Henrique Silvério, Sebastián Grijalva, Loic Henriet: Pasqal, France

Pulser is written in Python, so basic knowledge of it is recommended. However, no complicated coding structures are needed in Pulser, so familiarity with similar object-oriented programming languages might suffice for an attendee to follow

along.

Due to the close connection of Pulser to the underlying workings of the physical device, the physics behind how neutral-atom devices work will be laid out. However, previous familiarity with quantum physics will be beneficial, particularly when it pertains to the realization of quantum devices on various architectures (outside of neutral-atom devices, perhaps the most relevant are ion-trap devices, followed by superconducting qubits). Some understanding of the concept of a Hamiltonian, and how it describes the evolution of a system, is relevant in understanding the system at large, and crucial to

understanding the analog approach in particular.

Furthermore, knowledge of simple many-body physics models, like the quantum Ising model, will be useful for the understanding of the more nuanced details of some applications, but is not a prerequisite.

Carmen G. Almudever: Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Matthias Möller: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Hongbin Liu, Guang Hao Low, Martin Roetteler, Mathias Soeken: Microsoft Quantum, USA

Wim Lavrijsen, Juliane Mueller, Ed Younis: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA

Thomas Alexander: IBM Quantum, Canada

Michael Healy: IBM Quantum, USA

Hossein Ajallooiean: IBM Quantum, Switzerland

1) Quantum programming language designers and enthusiasts who wish to learn about the latest developments in OpenQASM.

2) Quantum application and algorithm designers who are interested in the latest developments in real-time compute using

IBM Quantum hardware.

3) Computer engineers with an interest in microarchitectures for quantum computing, specifically those that will enable

real-time compute.

4) Software engineers with an interest in low-level programming models and compilers for quantum computers.

5) Experimentalists with an interest in quantum control systems.

It is expected that attendees will have a basic understanding of quantum computing, the circuit model and approaches to programming these devices. Prior experience with OpenQASM, Qiskit, IBM Quantum Services and Python will be helpful. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in OpenQASM and IBM Quantum’s path towards enabling real-time compute (classical compute and control-flow within the lifetime of the qubits) within its hardware.

Max Rossmannek: IBM Quantum, IBM Research Europe
Zürich, Switzerland

Gavin Jones: IBM Quantum, IBM Research
San Jose, USA

Panagiotis Barkoutsos: IBM Quantum, IBM Research Europe Zürich, Switzerland

Kai Hudek, Yunseong Nam, Denise Ruffner: IonQ, Inc., USA

Brahmani Thota, James Weaver: IBM Quantum, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Steven Bleiler, Marek Perkowski: Portland State University, USA

Olivier Pfister: University of Virginia, USA

Sebastian Feld, Medina Bandic, Hans van Someren, Jeroen van Straten: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

James Wootton: IBM Quantum, Zürich, Switzerland