Spring 2020

Characterizing and Operating Noisy Quantum Computers

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 11:00 am11:50 am

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Joel Wallman (University of Waterloo)


Significant global efforts are currently underway to build quantum computers. The two main goals for near-term quantum computers are finding and solving interesting problems in the presence of noise and developing techniques to mitigate errors. In this talk, I will outline and motivate an abstraction layer needed to reliably operate quantum computers under realistic noise models, namely, a cycle consisting of all the primitive gates applied to a quantum computer within a specified time period. I will present recent work showing how errors in a cycle can be efficiently characterized and suppressed, and conclude with future directions.