An introduction to quantum computing.
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„In this talk, I will give an introduction to the quantum computing domain, explaining the basic concepts and algorithms, how it is different from the traditional way of computing, and what are the biggest challenges in this field. I will also explain the difference between circuit-based models and the quantum annealing approach. Finally, I will outline plans of the Warsaw Quantum Computing Group for the academic year 2020/2021 and present opportunities for people who would like to learn more or start working or doing research in the quantum computing domain. The event will be held in English. It is addressed to enthusiasts of new technologies who are interested in quantum computing and would like to start learning or working in this domain. The lecture should be accessible to high-school students but it is good to have some background in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics. The lecture will last about 90 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session.”
~ Paweł Gora
Paweł Gora is a scientist, IT specialist and entrepreneur working mostly on the applications of AI (especially in transportation and medicine) and quantum computing. Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw (M.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Computer Science) and is now a PhD Candidate at that Faculty. In the past, he worked as a software engineering intern or research intern at Microsoft, Google, CERN and IBM Research. He is one of the organizers of 2 meetups in Warsaw: Warsaw.ai and Warsaw Quantum Computing Group and a member of the Board of QWorld and QPoland. He is also a founder and CEO of the „Quantum AI Foundation” http://www.qaif.org.pl aiming to support the development of AI and quantum computing. He also co-founded the „Quantum AI” group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/quantumai) aiming to facilitate education in the area of applications of AI in quantum computing and quantum computing in AI. He received several awards, e.g., „Lider ITS” award for the best R&D work in the intelligent transportation systems domain in Poland. „MIT Technology Review” recognized him as one of 10 Top Polish Talents in the „MIT Innovators Under 35” competition. In 2017, he was also placed on the list „NEW EUROPE 100” of emerging technology stars in Eastern Europe. He also collaborates with the public sector, e.g., he was working on recommendations for the Polish AI strategy and Polish IoT strategy. He is also a member of the Council for Digitalization. He also collaborates with several startups serving as a technical and business advisor. More info: http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~pawelg.