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IIT Madras and IBM Invite Applications from Students for 4-week Free Online Course on Quantum Computing

IIT Madras and IBM have announced a free online course called “Introduction to Quantum Computing: Quantum Algorithms and Qiskit” for students

IIT Madras, in partnership with IBM Research and IBM Systems, is offering a 4-week free online course called “Introduction to Quantum Computing: Quantum Algorithms and Qiskit”. The course will provide introduction to Quantum Computation, starting with basic concepts such as superposition and entanglement, to discussing the quantum circuit model of computation and basic Quantum algorithms that demonstrate the power of computing with quantum bits. IBM has made significant investment in quantum computing and is recognized as a leader in this space.

The course will be conducted by Dr Prabha Mandayam, Associate Professor, IIT Madras with a PhD in Quantum Computing from Caltech; Dr Anupama Ray, Advisory Research Scientist, IBM Quantum Ambassador and Qiskit Advocate, IBM Research with a PhD in Deep Learning from IIT Delhi; and Systems Dr Sheshashayee Raghunathan, Senior Engineer IBM Quantum Ambassador and Qiskit Advocate with a PhD in Quantum Computing from University of Southern California. The course is open to students, researchers and faculty from computer science and physics, mathematics and chemistry departments.

What the IIT Madras and IBM Free Online Course on Quantum Computing Will Cover?

The course will offer hands-on sessions for each concept taught using Qiskit, a pythonic way of programming and the IBM Circuit Composer. Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows:

  • Introduction and IBM quantum perspective, Q mission in India: Invited talk, quantum computing applications, and quantum computing basics.
  • IBM quantum composer and quantum lab using Qiskit.
  • Quantum algorithms-I (Oracles, Deustch Jozsa), Quantum Algorithms-II (Grover’s Algorithm with Hands-on).
  • Quantum error correction: Invited Talk, NISQ era Quantum Algorithms (VQE/QAOA and industrial applications).

How to Enroll for the IIT Madras and IBM Free Online Course on Quantum Computing

Interested participants will have to enroll on the NPTEL platform by clicking on the Join button on the official page using their Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or SWAYAM accounts. The course will be conducted from 25 July to 19 August 2022, and the last date to enroll is 1 August 2022. Participants who wish to receive the certificate for the course will have to pay Rs 1000 and take an examination to be conducted on 25 September 2022. Participants who wish to take the course are required to have knowledge of Basic Linear algebra.

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