Quantum Enhanced Optimization (QEO)

Program Manager

Karl Roenigk

Program Information

IARPA-BAA-15-13

QEO seeks to harness quantum effects required to enhance quantum annealing solutions to hard combinatorial optimization problems. The physics underlying quantum enhancement will be corroborated by design and demonstration of research-scale annealing test beds comprised of novel superconducting qubits, architectures, and operating procedures. All work will serve to demonstrate a plausible path to enhancement and a basis for design of application-scale quantum annealers.

Related Program(s)

CSQ

LogiQ

MQCO

QCS

Research Area(s)

  • Quantum annealing
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Quantum error correction
  • Non-stoquastic quantum interactions
  • Multi-spin entanglement
  • Classical annealing
  • Quantum Monte Carlo
  • Population annealing
  • Parallel tempering
  • Adaptive annealing schedules with measurement feedback