Technical Paper Tracks

QCE20 VirtualVirtual IEEE Quantum Week aims to be a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, groundbreaking innovations, and compelling insights in quantum computing and engineering. Technical papers are peer-reviewed and can be on any topic related to quantum computing and its technologies. Papers accepted by IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering (QCE20) will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The best papers will be invited to the journals IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering (TQE) and ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing (TQC).

QCE20 Format and Schedule

QCE20 will be held in a digital-only or virtual-only format during the week of Oct 12-16, 2020. QCE20 was originally scheduled to be held in Broomfield, Colorado which is in the Mountain Time Zone (MT) or UTC-6. The QCE20 daily program will be broadcast from 8:30 to 19:45 Mountain Time. Recorded sessions will be available for registered QCE20 attendees a few hours after the live sessions until November 30, 2020. Every day of this week, QCE20 hosts 9-10 parallel tracks of quantum computing and engineering programming including Workshops, Tutorials, Technical Paper Tracks intermixed with Keynotes, Panels, Exhibits, Posters, Birds of a Feather, and Networking sessions featuring a total of over 270 hours of programming.

Technical Papers — Preliminary Digital Presentation Guidelines

Please visit the Preliminary Conference Program for the time and date of the QCE20 Technical Paper presentations. As a Technical Paper Presenter, please visit this Presentation Guideline page regularly for updates on how to prepare your QCE20 Technical Paper presentation for the week of October 12-16, 2020.

Technical Paper Inquiries

For any inquiries or questions about Technical Papers, please contact Program Board Chair Greg Byrd.


Technical Papers Program

The following Technical Papers have been accepted for presentation at the virtual QCE20 and inclusion in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE20). QCE20 Technical Papers have been peer-reviewed by at least three experts who are members of the QCE20 technical program committee.

QCE20 Technical Papers will be presented during the week of Oct 12-16, 2020 every day in the Technical Paper Tracks between 10:45 and 16:45 Mountain Time (MT) — UTC-6.

Mon, Oct 12 — 10:45 — Quantum Information & Algorithms 1 (QIA1)

  • 10:45 — Ewout van den Berg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Quantum phase estimation with optimized sample complexity
  • 11:15 — Hiroshi Yano, Yudai Suzuki, Rudy Raymond and Naoki Yamamoto Keio University and IBM Research Tokyo. Efficient discrete feature encoding for variational quantum classifier
  • 11:45 — William Cappelletti, Rebecca Erbanni and Joaquín Keller, Entropica Labs, Singapore. Polyadic quantum classifier


Mon, Oct 12 — 13:00 — Quantum Information & Algorithms 2 (QIA2)

  • 13:00 — Julien Gacon, Christa Zoufal and Stefan Woerner, IBM Research Zürich and ETH Zürich. Quantum-enhanced simulation-based optimization
  • 13:30 — Zsolt Tabi, Ericsson Hungary and Eötvös Loránd University; Kareem H. El-Safty, Wigner Research Centre for Physics; Zsófia Kallus, Ericsson Research Budapest; Péter Hága, Ericsson Research Budapest; Tamás Kozsik, Eötvös Loránd University; Adam Glos, Polish Academy of Sciences and Zoltán Zimborás, Wigner Research Centre for Physics and Budapest University of Technology. Quantum optimization for the graph coloring problem with space-efficient embedding
  • 14:00 — Nathan Thompson, James Steck and Elizabeth Behrman, Wichita State University. A non-algorithmic approach to “programming” quantum computers via machine learning


Mon, Oct 12 — 15:15 — Quantum Information & Algorithms 3 (QIA3)

  • 15:15 — Andreas Bärtschi and Stephan Eidenbenz. Grover mixers for QAOA, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Shifting complexity from mixer design to state preparation
  • 15:45 — Jeremy Cook, Stephan Eidenbenz and Andreas Bärtschi, Los Alamos National Laboratory. The quantum alternating operator Ansatz on Max-k Vertex Cover


Mon, Oct 12 — 15:15 — Quantum Engineering (QENG)

  • 15:15 — Sahar Daraeizadeh, Shavindra Premaratne and Anne Matsuura, Intel Labs. Designing high-fidelity multi-qubit gates for semiconductor quantum dots through deep reinforcement learning
  • 15:45 — Andrew Lanham and Brian R. La Cour, The University of Texas at Austin. Detection-based measurement for quantum emulation devices


Tue, Oct 13 — 10:45 — Quantum Communications, Sensing & Cryptography 1 (QCSC1)

  • 10:45 — Patricio Fuentes, Josu Etxezarreta Martinez, Pedro M. Crespo, Tecnun – University of Navarra and Javier Garcia-Frías, University of Delaware. Performance of non-CSS LDGM-based quantum codes over the Misidentified Depolarizing Channel
  • 11:15 — Josu Etxezarreta Martinez, Patricio Fuentes, Pedro M. Crespo, Tecnun – University of Navarra and Javier Garcia-Frías, University of Delaware. Pauli channel online estimation protocol for quantum turbo codes
  • 11:45 — Muyuan Li, Georgia Institute of Technology and Theodore Yoder, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. A numerical study of Bravyi-Bacon-Shor and subsystem hypergraph product codes


Tue, Oct 13 — 10:45 — Quantum Applications and Simulating Nature 1 (QASN1)

  • 10:45 — Khaled Kelany, Nikitas Dimopoulos, Clemens Adolphs, Bardia Barabadi and Amirali Baniasadi, University of Victoria. Quantum annealing approaches to the phase-unwrapping problem in synthetic-aperture radar imaging
  • 11:15 — Francesco Tacchino, Panagiotis Barkoutsos, Chiara Macchiavello, Dario Gerace, Ivano Tavernelli and Daniele Bajoni, IBM Research Europe, Zürich and University of Pavia. Variational learning for quantum artificial neural networks


Tue, Oct 13 — 13:00 — Quantum Communications, Sensing & Cryptography 2 (QCSC2)

  • 13:00 — Omar Amer, Walter O. Krawec and Bing Wang, University of Connecticut. Efficient routing for quantum key distribution Networks
  • 13:30 — Michel Barbeau, Carleton University, Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, SAMOVAR, Telecom SudParis and Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University. Capacity requirements of quantum repeaters
  • 14:00 — Boxi Li, ETH Zürich; Tim Coopmans and David Elkouss, Delft University of Technology. Efficient optimization of cut-offs in quantum repeater chains


Tue, Oct 13 — 13:00 — Quantum Applications and Simulating Nature 2 (QASN2)

  • 13:00 — Adam Holmes and Anne Matsuura, Intel Labs. Efficient quantum circuits for accurate preparation of smooth, differentiable quantum states
  • 13:30 — Nicolas Sawaya, Gian Giacomo Guerreschi and Adam Holmes, Intel Labs. On connectivity-dependent resource requirements for digital quantum simulation of d-level particles


Tue, Oct 13 — 15:15 — Quantum Communications, Sensing & Cryptography 3 (QCSC3)

  • 15:15 — Randy Kuang and Nicolas Bettenburg, Quantropi Inc., Ottawa. Quantum public key distribution using randomized Glauber states
  • 15:45 — Andrew Reinders, Santosh Ghosh, Rafael Misoczki and Manoj Sastry, Intel Labs. Efficient BIKE hardware design with constant-time decoder
  • 16:15 — Noel De la Cruz, Uttam Paudel, Ethan Tucker, Andrew Mollner, Joseph Betser, Pavel Ionov, Joseph Touch and Joshua Stoermer, The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo, California. Decoy-state quantum key distribution with direct modulated commercial off-the-shelf VCSEL lasers


Wed, Oct 14 — 10:45 — Quantum Computing 1 (QC1)

  • 10:45 — Jun Doi and Hiroshi Horii, IBM Research Tokyo. A cache blocking technique to large scale quantum computing simulation on supercomputers
  • 11:15 — Marc Grau Davis, Ethan Smith, Ana Tudor, Koushik Sen, Irfan Siddiqi, University of California Berkeley and Costin Iancu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Towards depth optimal, topology aware quantum circuit synthesis


Wed, Oct 14 — 10:45 — Quantum Communications, Sensing & Cryptography 4 (QCSC4)

  • 10:45 — Dov Fields, City University of New York; Arpád Varga, University of Pécs,Hungary and Janos Bergou, City University of New York. Sequential measurements on qubits by multiple observers: Joint best guess strategy
  • 11:15 — Janis Nötzel and Stephen DiAdamo, Technische Universität München. Entanglement-enhanced communication networks
  • 11:145 — Randy Kuang and Nicolas Bettenburg, Quantropi Inc., Ottawa. Shannon perfect secrecy in a discrete Hilbert space


Wed, Oct 14 — 13:00 — Quantum Computing 2 (QC2)

  • 13:00 — Elijah Pelofske, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Georg Hahn, Harvard University and Hristo Djidjev, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Advanced anneal paths for improved quantum annealing
  • 13:00 — Wim Lavrijsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Ana Tudor, University of California Berkeley; Juliane Mueller, Costin Iancu and Wibe De Jong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Classical optimizers for noisy intermediate-scale quantum devices
  • 14:00 — Tudor Giurgica-Tiron, Yousef Hindy, Stanford University; Ryan LaRose, Michigan State University; Andrea Mari, Xanadu and William Zeng, Goldman, Sachs & Co, Unitary Fund. Portable and efficient zero noise extrapolation for quantum error mitigation


Wed, Oct 14 — 15:15 — Quantum Computing 3 (QC3)

  • 15:15 — Natalie Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology; Andrew Cross, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Kenneth Brown, Duke University. Critical faults of leakage errors on the surface code
  • 15:45 — Jack Raymond, D-Wave Systems Burnaby, Guatum Rayaprolu, Ndiame Ndiaye, McGill University and Andrew King, D-Wave Systems Burnaby. Improving performance of logical qubits by parameter tuning and topology compensation
  • 16:15 — Shavindra Premaratne and Anne Matsuura, Intel Labs. Engineering the cost function of a variational quantum algorithm for implementation on near-term devices


Thu, Oct 15 — 10:45 — Quantum Education (QEDU)

  • 10:45 — Parham Pashaei, Haris Amiri, Rafael Haenel, Pedro Lopes and Lukas Chrostowski, The University of British Columbia. Education resources for promoting talent in quantum computing
  • 11:15 — Prashanti Angara, Ulrike Stege and Andrew MacLean, University of Victoria. Quantum computing for high school students: An experience report
  • 11:45 — Thomas Plunkett, Terrill Frantz, Hamida Khatri, Praveen Ragendran and Sunny Midha, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. A Survey of Quantum Computing Workforce Education


Thu, Oct 15 — 10:45 — Quantum Computing 4 (QC4)

  • 10:45 —Toshinari Itoko and Takashi Imamichi, IBM Research Tokyo. Scheduling of operations in quantum compiler
  • 11:15 — Ellis Wilson, Sudhakar Singh and Frank Mueller, North Carolina State University. Just-in-time quantum circuit transpilation reduces noise
  • 11:45 — Lukas Burgholzer, Johannes Kepler University Linz; Rudy Raymond, IBM Research Tokyo and Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz. Verifying results of the IBM Qiskit quantum circuit compilation flow


Thu, Oct 14 — 13:00 — Quantum Computing 5 (QC5)

  • 13:00 — Mathias Soeken and Martin Roetteler, Microsoft Quantum. Quantum circuits for functionally controlled NOT gates
  • 13:30 — Sima Esfandiarpour Borujeni, Wichita State University; Nam Nguyen, Boeing Research & Technology; Saideep Nannapaneni, Elizabeth Behrman and James Steck, Wichita State University. Experimental evaluation of quantum Bayesian networks on IBM QX hardware
  • 14:00 — Pranav Gokhale, University of Chicago; Olivia Angiuli, University of California, Berkeley; Yongshan Ding, Kaiwen Gui, University of Chicago; Teague Tomesh, Princeton University & Argonne National Laboratory; Martin Suchara, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory; Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University and Frederic T. Chong, University of Chicago. Optimization of simultaneous measurement for variational quantum eigensolver applications


Thu, Oct 15 — 15:15 — Quantum Computing 6 (QC6)

  • 15:15 —Thien Nguyen, Anthony Santana and Alexander McCaskey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Extending XACC for quantum optimal control
  • 15:45 — B. C. A. Morrison, A. J. Landahl, D. S. Lobser, K. M. Rudinger, A. E. Russo, J. W. Van Der Wall and Peter Maunz, Sandia National Laboratories and University of New Mexico. Just another quantum assembly language (Jaqal)


Fri, Oct 16 — 10:45 — Quantum Benchmarks & Measurements 1 (QBM1)

  • 10:45 — Tristan Zaborniak and Rogério de Sousa, University of Victoria. In situ noise characterization of the D-Wave quantum annealer
  • 11:15 — Sam Tomkins and Rogério de Sousa, University of Victoria. Noise mitigation with delay pulses in the IBM Quantum Experience


Fri, Oct 16 — 13:00 — Quantum Benchmarks & Measurements 2 (QBM2)

  • 13:00 — Samudra Dasgupta and Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Characterizing the Stability of NISQ Devices
  • 13:30 — Kathleen Hamilton, Tyler Kharazi, Titus Morris, Alex McCaskey, Ryan Bennink and Raphael Pooser, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scalable quantum processor noise characterization