FinQ Quantum Algorithm Journal Club

Having a huge algorithm knowledge reservoir is crucial to scientists trying to develop new algorithms or apply algorithms to real-world problems. The goal of this journal club is to supercharge the algorithm knowledge of participating members. 

Format:

Each session will include a 25-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute discussion. Each presentation should cover the “what, how, why” aspects of the algorithm: what does the algorithm do; How does the algorithm work; why is this algorithm in any sense better than its classical counterpart. Such three aspects should be introduced in an intuitive but self-consistent approach. Mathematical rigorousness is not required.

All the participants will take turns (signup-based) presenting papers. For our first-round cohort, we limit our discussion group to 12 people for effective communication. We will close registration once the limit is reached.

The first two sessions will be held by our core members Daiwei Zhu and Yue Sun. Time to be determined and will be announced to participating members. Register now if you are interested!

Registration link & QR Code:

https://wj.qq.com/s2/9348956/7153/

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QC WORKSHOP 14: Investment in Quantum computing company (2021/12/04-2021/12/05)

2021年,IonQ、Rigetti、HQS/CQC先后宣布上市计划,而在中国,本源量子、图灵量子等创业公司也完成了多轮融资。本次workshop我们邀请到BV(百度风投)的孙佳宁介绍中国量子计算创业公司的概况,并分享对于量子计算投资的理解。

通过本次活动可以学习到:
1.中国量子计算的支持政策
2.中国大型科技公司对于量子计算的布局
3.中国量子计算创业公司发展及融资概况
4.来自身处一线的投资人对于量子计算投资和中美量子计算发展的见解

演讲者简介

Jianing(Johnny) Sun,硕士毕业于Washington University in St. Louis,曾在百度、字节跳动担任高级产品经理,现在BV(百度风投)从事硬科技投资。

活动安排

2021年12月4日(星期六)
9 PM (美国东部时间)
6 PM (美国西部时间)

2021年12月5日(星期日)
10 AM (中国北京时间)

活动时间为1小时,包括40分钟主旨介绍加20分钟自由讨论。

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Topic: Investment in Quantum computing company
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QC WORKSHOP 13: INTRO TO Quantum control (2021/11/06)

本次 workshop 我们邀请到南方科技大学的曾俊凯老师介绍量子控制与优化相关技术。通过量子控制,我们可以有效地操纵量子系统并为所需要的行为创建控制手段。量子控制关注经典世界如何与量子设备相互作用,它指导研究人员通过测量获取有关量子系统的信息,并在计算、传感和测量方面实现有用的性能。专注于量子控制的主要公司有:澳大利亚的Q-CTRL和英国的Cambridge Quantum

了解更多详情请点击: https://q-ctrl.com/foundations/quantum-control/

演讲者简介:
Junkai Zeng,博士毕业于Virginia Tech,曾在量子科技领域初创公司Q-CTRL就职,现在深圳南方科技大学任Research AP。

通过本次活动可以学习到:

  1. 什么是量子控制,为什么我们需要量子控制。
  2. 量子控制与优化的基本概念:噪声与退相干,闭环与开环。
  3. 量子控制与优化的技术手段:动力学解耦,动力学门,数值方法,
  4. 量子控制软件以及相关技术问题。
  5. 量子控制的相关的研究方向与进展。

活动安排

活动时间

2021年11月6日(星期六)
7 PM(美国西部时间)
10 PM (美国东部时间)


2021年11月7日(星期日)
10AM (中国北京时间)

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Topic: FinQ Quantum Lecture: Quantum Control
Time: Nov 6, 2021 22:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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FinQ Case Study Series #1

Aircraft Loading Optimisation with QUBO

Recently, Airbus announced their winner to The “Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge” (AQCC): the team Machine Learning Reply (MLR). In the fifth challenge — “Aircraft Loading Optimisation”, they formulated the problem and its constraints into cost functions in the form of Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization (QUBO) problems. These cost functions are compatible with quantum annealers, as well as other hybrid classical-quantum optimization algorithms such as Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA). Then they benchmarked the model on different solvers to evaluate the performances and capabilities of current technologies. 

In our case study, we will reimplement MLR’s approach in Python. Then, we can think of ways to improve their method, such as adding additional constraints and features. 

We expect that most participants would finish their assignments within 8 weeks, with a 4-hour weekly commitment and one 1-hour meeting biweekly. We will host an orientation / kick-off on October 16, 2021 and the session will conclude on December 11, 2021.

Participants would work together in groups of 3 or less. In this session, we plan to have a maximum of 3 groups.

How to register?

Registration details will be shared in WeChat group. Please add FinQ’s official account to join our WeChat groups.

What we will learn

  1. Case study a real industry operational optimization problem; 
  2. Understand and implement QUBO and quantum annealer;
  3. Participation in quantum coding development; 
  4. Drafting professional proof-of-concept reports for quantum technology.

Prerequisites: (should take <2 hours to learn all these)

  1. Basic Python: Numpy. (Knowledge of Qiskit recommended.)
  2. Basic linear algebra: Matrix multiplication, trace, partial trace etc.
  3. Basic graph theory: Nodes, edges etc.

Starting points:

Timeline:

  • October 16, 2021: Orientation / kick-off
  • Week 1-2: Reading materials, Q&A
  • Week 3-4: Implementation & iteration
  • Week 5-6: Brainstorming & adding features
  • Week 7-8: Review & report composing
  • December 11, 2021: Final presentation

QC WORKSHOP 12: Intro to Ion Trap (2021/09/18)

本次 workshop 我们邀请到 IonQ 的 Daiwei Zhu 同学介绍基于离子阱的量子计算技术以及相关应用。离子 阱是目前实现量子计算的重要硬件技术之一,该技术利用电场和激光俘获并控制真空中的自然离子实现量子计算。与超导量子比特相比,其操作不易出错,单个离子量子状态持续的时间更长,并且可以实现量子比特之间的全连通性。尝试离子阱技术路线的主要公司有:美国的 IonQ、Honeywell,英国的 Universal Quantum 以及奥地利的 Alpine Quantum Technology。

了解更多详情请点击: https://ionq.com/technology

演讲者简介:
Dr. Zhu is a senior application scientist at IonQ. He earned his Ph.D. in 2021, working with Christopher Monroe at the University of Maryland, developing trapped-ion quantum computers and algorithms targeting near-term quantum devices. His research interests include quantum algorithm development, hardware-based quantum algorithm optimization, verification and characterization of quantum devices, and quantum machine learning.

通过本次活动可以学习到:

  1. 离子阱的冷却、俘获及控制基础机制。
  2. 离子阱量子计算单双比特门的物理实现。
  3. 离子阱量子计算技术现状及未来前景展望。
  4. 离子阱在量子机器学习的应用案例:QAOA,VQE,量子生成模型
  5. 离子阱与超导量子比特的性能对比,优势与劣势。

活动安排

活动时间:
2021年9月18日(星期六)
9 AM(美国中部时间)
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4 PM (法国巴黎时间)
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Topic: FinQ Quantum Workshop
Time: Sep 18, 2021 10:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Featured image: IonQ’s trapped ion system. Credit: Duke University, staq.pratt.duke.edu/

QUANTUM COMPUTING WORKSHOP – 11 (2021/08/28)

第十一次活动我们将请 University of Montpellier 的博士生 Siyuan Niu 同学介绍并讲解 IBM 推出的量子计算机编程开发者认证以及官方例题。该认证是目前全球唯一一个量子计算的认证项目。获得该认证表明已掌握了使用Qiskit的基础技能,这对于构建和运行量子程序来说至关重要。所有人都可以通过Qiskit对真正的量子计算硬件进行编程,只需要Python和基本的线性代数知识作为先决条件。

了解更多详情请点击:
https://www.ibm.com/certify/exam?id=C1000-112

演讲者简介:
Siyuan Niu received the B.S. degree in electronic and information engineering from Xidian University, China in 2018, M.S. degree in electronic engineering from Polytech Nice Sophia, France, in 2019.
She is currently a second-year Ph.D candidate in quantum computing from the University of Montpellier. Her research interests focus on quantum computer aided-design, quantum compiler, and quantum error mitigation.

通过本系列活动可以学习到:
1 如何使用Qiskit定义、执行、测量和可视化量子线路
2 如何实现单量子比特和多量子比特门,并理解它们对于量子线路的影响
3 如何创建、计算、执行和可视化量子线路的结果
4 理解线路深度、屏障、运算符、保真度等概念
5 如何区分和使用各类Qiskit后端模拟器,了解开放式量子汇编语言OpenQASM

活动安排

活动时间:
2021年8月28日(星期六)
9 AM(美国中部时间)
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4 PM (法国巴黎时间)
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接入方式 2:
Chandler Fang is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: FinQ Workship 11 – IBM Qiskit
Time: Aug 28, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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第三期「读报小组」:2分钟完成50亿年的计算量,量子计算能否成为未来新趋势?

2021年是风起云涌的一年,我们在不断地见证历史。最近世界形势多变,新冠疫情、Archegos Capital基金爆仓、以及中美关系等各大政治经济事件交汇,股市债市商品外汇各大市场高低起伏,我们更需要实时追踪市场,了解社会热点问题。

「读报小组」系列活动面向全体大众,每期会选择大家最关心的话题和全球时事,在主讲人的带领下在Zoom/Clubhouse进行线上互动讨论。每一位参与者都有机会通过这个平台获得行业中的最新资讯,交流思考感悟,结交志同道合的小伙伴。读报小组活动每3-4周展开一次,一共四期。

随着传统计算模式的增长正在趋近瓶颈,需要找到一个新的计算模式,来解决传统计算无法解决的问题。这个新的计算模式,就是量子计算。2019年10月,谷歌宣布实现量子霸权,2020年12月,中国量子计算原型机“九章”问世,2021年3月霍尼韦尔发布首台商用512量子体积量子计算机。那它究竟是如何工作的呢?目前该行业有哪些公司?在金融领域有何应用,前景如何?线上交流活动约60分钟,由嘉宾分享,现场提问及讨论组成,欢迎大家的加入!

本次活动将在Zoom进行,请点击右侧链接进行报名。活动开始前会发送Zoom链接至报名邮箱

针对这个话题,我们邀请以下四位嘉宾,他们均来自于 Finq Tech,一家专注于量子计算知识分享的组织。Yue,博士毕业于西北大学物理专业,现就职于某投行;px,博士毕业于马里兰大学物理专业,现就职于某科技公司;Leon,博士现就读于马里兰大学物理专业;Chandler,曾任职于硅谷某VC,参与多家量子计算初创公司投资。

活动时间:

美东时间7月17日晚上9:00-10:00pm

活动形式:

本次活动将在Zoom进行,请点击右侧链接进行报名。活动开始前会发送Zoom房间链接至报名邮箱

报名链接:

https://www.qishicpc.com/activities/profile/289/

报名截止日期:7月16日

QUANTUM COMPUTING WORKSHOP – 10 (2021/03/28)

第十次活动我们将请UMD Quics和NIST的博士Shangjie Guo同学讲解一下最近由Xanadu, Google,IBM Quantum,AWS, rigetti等公司举办的Qhack比赛题目,这次比赛是了解量子计算近期进展的很好的方式,可以通过实际练习的方式了解量子门的基本操作,Quantum Machine Learning, QAOA 以及 VQE的原理和实际应用, 并熟悉Xanadu提供的量子计算框架 Pennylane

想看一下具体题目请点这里。

https://github.com/XanaduAI/QHack/tree/main/QML_Challenges

通过本系列活动可以学习到:

1 量子门和量子电路的基本操作

2量子梯度算法和如何训练量子神经网络解决分类问题。

3如何利用QAOA解决图问题。

4如何利用VQE解决量子化学问题。

活动安排:

开始时间:

2021年3月28日
14时 (美国东部时间)
13时(美国中部时间)
11时(美国太平洋时间)

接入方式:

Chandler Fang is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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QUANTUM COMPUTING WORKSHOP – 9 (2021/01/31)

活动介绍:

大家新年好!在新年的第一期量子计算讨论会,我们将延续上一次的内容,继续进行量子编程的实战演练。这一次,我们将以往届微软组织的量子编程比赛的题目为参考,对一些量子编程的题目进行实战编程,分析和讲解。

这次我们仍然会采取线上模式,届时还会有量子计算行业和初创企业的最新动态的讨论。敬请期待^_^

活动安排:

开始时间:

2021年1月31日
14时 (美国东部时间)
13时(美国中部时间)
11时(美国太平洋时间)

接入方式:

Chandler Fang is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Finq Workshop – 9
Time: Jan 31, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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内容提要:

  1. 活动开始前:
    • 阅读并尝试用Qiskit编写 Q# Coding Contest (2018 Warm-up) 的题目(见阅读材料)
  2. 量子计算初创企业介绍及行业最新动态(5 分钟)
  3. 量子计算编程实战演练(60 分钟)
    • 讨论交流编程题目

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