QISE-NET IBM Almaden Meeting 2020

June 23-24, 2020

Day 1 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020
11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Time Event
11:00 – 11:05 a.m. Welcome David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne
11:05 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Jay Gambetta, Vice President, Quantum Computing at IBM
11:45 – 12:10 p.m.

Breakout 1

(15 min discuss, 10 min report-back)

Aims for the meeting
12:10 – 1:10 p.m.

Session 1:

Student Talks

(10 min talk, 2 min questions each)

Aaron Marsh:  Montana State University/Montana Instruments, Characterization of Montana Instruments Cryostats for QIS Research with Rare Earth Decoherence

Erika Ye:  Caltech/Google, Tensor Network Investigation of Physically Relevant Quantum Supremacy

Tyler Smart:  University of California, Santa Cruz/Argonne, Exciton and Spin Dynamics in Two-Dimensional Materials for Quantum Information

Sonali Gera:  Stony Brook University, New York/Brookhaven, Narrow Band Source of Single Photons

Yunong Shi:  University of Chicago/IBM, CertiQ:  A Mostly Automated Verification Framework for Qiskit Quantum Compiler

1:10 – 1:25 p.m. Break
1:25 – 2:25 p.m.

Session 2:

Student Talks

(10 min talk, 2 min questions each)

Zachary Jones:  University of Wisconsin-Madison/Adamas, Selective Imaging of Diamond Nanoparticles in Complex Matrices using Magnetically Induced Fluorescence Contrast

Kai Shinbrough:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/NIST, N2 Defects in Silicon Nitride for Quantum Applications

Xi Cao:  University of Pittsburgh/IBM, Design of a Galvanically Grounded Purcell Filter for Qubit Readout

Kanav Setia:  Dartmouth College/Google, Fermionic Quantum Simulation

Ian Robert Christen:  Massachusetts Inst. of Technology/Sandia, Large-Scale Optical Modulator Arrays for Quantum Control

2:25 – 2:55 p.m. Panel: Transitioning to Industry – Perspectives from Graduates Nate Earnest-Noble, Quantum Computing Applications Researcher, IBM; Anastasia Marchenkova, Researcher, Bleximo; Daniel Sank, Senior Research Scientist, Google; Samuel Whiteley, Research Staff Scientist, HRL; Moderator:  Barbara Jones, Research Staff Member, IBM
2:55 – 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 3:

Student Talks

(10 min talk, 2 min questions each)

Navin Lingaraju:  Purdue University/ORNL, Spectral Multiplexing and Processing for Quantum Networking

Hao Tian:  Purdue University/Laboratory of Physical Sciences, Nitride-on-Nitride Microwave to Optical Converter

Linta Joseph:  Dartmouth College/IBM, Exploring Localization in Many-Body Quantum Systems Using Solid-State NMR

Joel Howard:  Colorado School of Mines/NIST, Investigation the Speed Limit of Two-Qubit Entangling Gates with Superconducting Qubits

Pedro Rivero Ramírez:  Illinois Institute of Technology/Argonne, Quantum Computation for the Understanding of Mass: Simulating Quantum Field Theories

Tristan Wilkinson:  West Virginia University/NIST, All-on-Chip Nanophotonic Devices Coupling to Multiple Polarizations of Single Quantum Emitters

4:30 p.m. – Social Hour Informal networking


Day 2 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
10:55 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Time Event
10:55 – 11:00 a.m. Welcome Evelyn Hu, Tarr-Coyne Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Session 4:

Student Talks

(10 min talk, 2 min questions each)

Kevin Sampson:  University of Texas-Austin/NIST, Enhanced Exciton Dephasing in a MoSe2 Bilayer

Laird Egan:  University of Maryland/IonQ Inc., Implementing a Logical Qubit on a Trapped Ion Quantum Information Processor

Ami Greene:  MIT/Google, Error Mitigation in Logical Qubits by Simulated Stabilizer Measurement

Tongyang Li:  University of Maryland/IBM, Quantum Algorithms for Convex and Nonconvvex Optimization

Matthew Feldman:  Vanderbilt University/ORNL, Photochromism in a Hexagonal Boron Nitride Single Photon Emitter

Abhinandan Antony:  Columbia University/Raytheon BBN, Mechanically Exfoliated Boron Nitride as a Dielectric for High Frequency Superconducting Capacitors

Alex Opremcak:  University of Wisconsin-Madison/Google, High-Fidelity Measurement of a Superconducting Qubit using an On-Chip Microwave Photon Counter

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Break
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Panel: The Future of the Field – Perspectives from Experts Monica Allen, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego; Michael E. Flatté, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa; Joseph Lukens, Research Scientist & Wigner Fellow, ORNL; Moderator:  Evelyn Hu
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Session 5:

Student Talks

(10 min talk, 2 min questions each)

Danh Ngo:  University of California, Berkeley/Argonne, Exploiting Isotropic Ground States in Transition Metal Clusters for Magnetic Resonance Detection of Gas Analytes

Samet Demircan:  Stony Brook University/Brookhaven, Establishing a Long-Distance Free-Space Optical Link for Entanglement Distribution

Xiaoyu Jiang:  University of Wisconsin-Madison/Argonne, The Effect of Laser Noise on Rabi Oscillations

Sumita Ghosh:  Yale University/Fermilab, Development of Quantum Sensors as Single Photon Detectors for Dark Matter Axion Searches

Kevin Kwock:  Columbia University/LANL, Giant Second Harmonic Generation from Polar Van der Waals Bismuth Tellurohalide Semiconductors

Dripto Debroy:  Duke University/Google, Using Flags for NISQ Error Detection

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 6:

Student Talks

(10 min talk, 2 min questions each)

Jeremy Amdur:  Northwestern University/Argonne, Chemical Control of Spin-Lattice Relaxation

Hong Qiao:  University of Chicago/IBM, Chip-Scale Quantum Interconnect Technologies Based on Rare-Earth Nanophotonic Devices

Abigail Shearrow:  University of Wisconsin-Madison/Google, Development of Topologically Protected Charge-Parity Qubits

Ethan Williams:  Dartmouth College/National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, High Magnetic Field Experiments for Developing Electron Spin in Semiconductor Qubit Devices

Evan Cobb:  University of California, San Diego/LANL, Imaging Majorana Modes in a WTe2 Josephson Junction

Xiaoliang Wu:  Illinois Institute of Technology/Argonne, Quantum Network Simulation

4:00 – 4:25 p.m.

Breakout 2

(15 min discuss, 10 min report-back)

Wishes for future QISE-NET meetings/activities
4:25 – 4:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks Evelyn Hu
4:30 p.m. – Social Hour Informal networking