Quantum Computer Science (QCS)
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The IARPA Quantum Computer Science (QCS) Program explores questions relating to the computational resources required to run quantum algorithms on realistic quantum computers.
Any implementation of a quantum algorithm requires not only programming the algorithm at a logical level but also the incorporation of error correction and control schemes at the physical level, and resource estimation must account for all of these factors. The QCS program is developing a tool chain to study these issues throughout the computing process.
The tools will include an integrated development environment for the quantum programming languages already developed by the program, compilers to generate logical circuits, and tools for analyzing quantum error correction and control protocols. Through its research QCS will build a foundation for measuring and reducing the resources required to program and implement complex quantum algorithms of realistic size.
Performers (Prime Contractors)
Applied Communication Sciences; Georgia Tech Research Corporation; Raytheon BBN Technologies; University of Southern California
- Quantum information sciences
To access QCS program-related publications, please enter the following into a Google Scholar search query: "D11PC20165 OR D11PC20166 OR D11PC20167 OR D11PC20168 OR D12PC00527"