QNM Exchange


March 3, 2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PAIS UNM, Albuquerque, NM

Following the 2022 Quantum Symposium which launched the Quantum New Mexico (QNM) project, The QNM Exchange workshop was held on March 3, 2023.

QNM Exchange was an opportunity to build collaborations and learn about new mechanisms for building institutional bridges between the University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories in Quantum Information Science & Engineering.

A key component of QNM Exchange was the technical exchange. To facilitate this, QNM Exchange included a series of lightning talks to highlight the research ongoing across our communities.

QNM Exchange was held as a hybrid event in the Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) building on the UNM campus and over Zoom.  


8:15 - 8:45Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00WelcomeIvan DeutschPhysics & Astronomy, CQuIC, UNM
9:00 - 9:20Opening RemarksJames Holloway
Basil Hassan
Provost, UNM
Deputy Chief Research Officer, Sandia
9:20 - 9:40Overview vision for QNM-IIvan Deutsch Rick MullerPhysics & Astronomy, CQuIC, UNM
Advanced Microsystems, Sandia
9:40 - 9:55Outreach & Industrial EngagementMegan Ivory
Jake Douglass 
Photonic Microsystems Technologies, Sandia
Quantum Business Development, National Security Partnerships, Sandia
9:55 - 10:10Faculty Loan ProgramJosh Martinez Business Development, University and NM Partnerships, Sandia
10:10 - 10:30Break  
10:30 - 11:30Lightning Talks: Technical Exchange  
10:30 - 10:45Preparing the quantum programmer workforce for Sandia and the world: languages, data types, decoders, and algorithmsAndrew Landahl Quantum Computer Science, Sandia
10:45 - 11:00The Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed: a “white-box” trapped ion system available to researchersSusan Clark Photonic Microsystems Technologies, Sandia
11:00 - 11:15Parallel Tempering for Ground State Approximation using Artificial Neural NetworksTameem Albash Electrical & Computer Engineering, CQuIC, UNM 
11:15 - 11:30Rigorous methods for robust quantum computingMilad MarvianElectrical & Computer Engineering, CQuIC,  UNM 
1:00-3:00Lightning Talks: Technical Exchange  
1:00 - 1:15Characterizing and benchmarking quantum computing hardware at Sandia’s Quantum Performance LabRobin Blume-Kohout Quantum Computer Science, Sandia
1:15 - 1:30Scalable control systems for trapped ion quantum computingDan Stick Photonic Microsystems Technologies, Sandia
1:30 - 1:45New tools for quantum computing on NISQ devices Rigorous methods for robust quantum computingAkimasa MiyakePhysics & Astronomy, CQuIC, UNM 
1:45 - 2:00Synergies between classical and quantum discrete optimization.”Ojas Parekh Discrete Math & Optimization, Sandia
2:00 - 2:15Quantum algorithms for ground state preparation are more (and less) practical than you might expectAndrew Baczewski Quantum Computer Science, Sandia
2:15 - 2:30(Dis)entangling atoms for quantum chemistrySusan Atlas Chemistry & Chemical Biology, CHTM, UNM
2:30 - 2:45Quantum computational imaging and sensingMohan Sarovar  Extreme-scale DS & Analytics, Sandia
2:45 - 3:00Molecular Systems to Understand Coherence in Coupled Systems and Optical Generation of Spin PolarizationMartin Kirk Chemistry & Chemical Biology, CHTM, UNM
3:30-5:00Lightning Talks: Technical Exchange  
3:30- 3:45Experimental Quantum Optics, Measurements, and CommunicationsElohim Becerra Physics & Astronmy, CQuIC, UNM 
3:45 - 4:00Quantum Defects in DiamondAndy Mounce Nanostructure Physics, Sandia
4:00 - 4:15Quantum information and AMO PhysicsIvan Deutch Physics & Astronomy, CQuIC, UNM
4:15 - 4:30Magnetoencephalography using Optically Pumped MagnetometersPeter SchwindtAO Sensing, Sandia
4:30 - 4:45Silicon quantum photonic integrated circuitsMarek Osinski Electrical & Computer Engineering, CHTM, UNM
4:45 - 5:00Quantum Sensing for Navigation with Emerging TechnologiesJongmin Lee AO Sensing, Sandia

Poster Presenters

InstitutionNamePoster Title
UNMCole MauerA fast renormalization-group tensor-network decoder for quantum low density parity check codes
UNMMarco GarciaAdaptive Phase Estimation with Squeezed Vacuum States at the Quantum Limit
UNMVikas BuchemmavariEntangling gates in Neutral atoms via the spin-flip blockade
UNMJun Takahashi Fast-mixing results of Quantum Monte-Carlo methods for Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on bipartite graphs
UNMBenjamin AnkerFlag Gadgets based on Classical Codes
UNMLeeseok Kim Hamiltonian Quantum Generative Adversarial Networks
UNMAbhinav DevIncorporating Sidewall Roughness in Optical Waveguide Modeling
UNMSujeet Pani Investigation of Inversion Interferometry for Superresolving Point Sources in Optical Microscopy
UNMBenjamin Morrison Logical Majorana Fermions for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Simulation
UNMPhilip BlocherMeasuring operator scrambling without OTOCs
UNMTyler Thurtell Optimizing one-axis twists for realistic variational Bayesian quantum metrology
UNMAndrew ZhaoOptimizing Over Orthogonal Groups with Quantum States
UNMJohn DeBrotaQuantum and Classical Bayesian Agents
UNMSiva Thattupurackal OmanakuttanQudit entanglers using quantum optimal control
UNMAnupam Mitra Robustness and complexity of estimating local observables in quench dynamics of 1D Ising models
UNMCunlu Zhou Singlet-projector based NPA hierarchy for probing Heisenberg ground states
UNMMason Rhodes Solving relativistic bound-state problems in QCD with a fault-tolerant quantum computer
UNMTzula ProppStates, Measurements, and Symmetries: Decoherence vs Complexity in the Open Kerr System
UNMSujeet Pani Towards Absolute Calibration of Single Photon Detectors with High Accuracy
UNMJacob Nelson Towards Spin Squeezing on the Cesium Clock States via QND Measurement Backaction



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