CQuIC welcomes Professor Tameem Albash, of UNM Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), as a CQuIC Faculty, effective August 12, 2019.
Professor Albash is a theoretical physicist working on how and whether quantum advantages may manifest themselves in near-term quantum information processing hardware. While quantum algorithms are known to provide computational speedups over their classical counterparts, current devices are limited both in the size and length of computations they can perform. The challenge is now to uncover computational tasks for which these and future near-term devices could provide measurable performance advantages given these constraints. Of particular interest to his group is the question of whether there is ultimately a tradeoff between the noise-sensitivity of an algorithm and its ability of providing a genuine quantum speedup. As a faculty member in CQuIC, Professor Albash looks forward to interactions and collaborations with the members of CQuIC.