AQC2023 Scientific Program

The conference will be held at the Clyde Hotel, 330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque NM 87102

Invited speakers (45 min), Contributed talks (30 min)


Monday 6/19

Tuesday 6/20

Wednesday 6/21

Thursday 6/22

Friday 6/23








Conference Kick off






Simultaneous Stoquasticity

L. Brady

Quantum Annealer based on Kerr Parametric Oscillators

T. Yamamoto

Using copies to improve precision in continuous-time quantum computing

J. Bennett

Self healing of Trotter error in digital adiabatic state preparation

L. Kocia

Error Suppression in Quantum Annealing

H. Munoz


Quantum computing with cold cesium atoms

D. Dahl

q-chop: Quantum Constrained Hamiltonian OPtimization

B. Hall

Pulse-level optimisation algorithm on a Rydberg atom platform

L. Leclerc

Effective spin models of Kerr-nonlinear parametric oscillators for quantum annealing

R. Miyazaki

Localization and spectral gap scaling in adiabatic quantum computing - analysis and tools

M. Werner


Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break


Quantum Annealing Processor Development at D-Wave

T. Lanting

Quantum speedup for combinatorial optimization with flat energy landscapes

M. Cain

Quantum critical dynamics in a 5000-qubit programmable spin glass

M. Amin

Some Unexpected Applications of Quantum Annealing

C. Coffrin

Errors in digitized counterdiabatic driving

T. Hatomura


Multi-stage quantum walks vs QAOA

V. Kendon

Lower Bounds on Quantum Annealing Times

L.P. Garcia-Pintos

Feedback-based quantum algorithms

A. Megann

Suppressing unwanted fluctuations in QAOA and approximate quantum annealing

D. Haycraft

Short-Depth QAOA circuits and Quantum Annealing on Higher-Order Ising Models

E. Pelofske








Good codes and good qubits for quantum error correction

S. Puri

Solving the semidefinite relaxation of QUBOs in matrix multiplication time, and faster with a quantum computer

G. Nannicini

Enhancing the counterdiabatic rotated ansatz for quantum annealing

G. Mbeng

On constant-time quantum annealing and guaranteed approximations for graph optimization problems

A. Braida



Symphonic tunnelling -- a robust mechanism to accelerate many-body tunnelling with applications to hard computational problems

V. Oganesyan

Practical applications of synchronized AC fields in strongly coupled qubits

E. Kapit

Parameter setting in diabatic approaches to continuous-time quantum computation

P. Warburton

Precision of quantum simulation of all-to-all coupling in a local architecture

E. Mozgunov



Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break



Adiabatic oracles for quantum algorithms

N. Sinitsyn

The role of stoquasticity in semidefinite programming relaxations of the quantum Max Cut problem

J. Takahashi

Hamiltonian Quantum Generative Adversarial Networks

L. Kim

Poster Session



Enhancing Quantum Annealing in Digital-Analog Quantum Computing

T. Kadowaki

Quantum Quench Dynamics of Geometrically Frustrated Ising Models

A. Ali

Simulating the Transverse Field Ising Model on the Kagome Lattice using a Programmable Quantum Computer

V. Drouin-Touchette



Accurate Computation of Relativistic Excitation Energies Using Quantum Annealing

S. Prasannaa

Augmented Lagrangian method as tuning hyperparameters in Ising machines

T. Itoh

Correlating defects via quantum and thermal fluctuations

A. Lopez Bezanilla



On the stability of solutions to Schrodinger's equation short of the adiabatic limit

C. Mooney

Incoherent meta-stable decay using 2000 logical qubits

J. Vodeb

Diabatic quantum annealing for constrained combinatorial optimization

T. Shirai



Poster Pitch

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Poster Session Presentations

  • Quantum annealing for continuous function optimization, Arai
  • Does Qbit count?, Chen
  • Demonstration of energy landscape transformation of Ising problem using quantum and classical annealers, Fujii
  • Multi-Stage Annealing Method using Ising Machines and its Evaluations on Combinatorial Optimization Problems, Fukada
  • Evaluation on Hybrid Annealing using CVRP Instances, Harashima
  • Performance of quantum annealing after fixing spins, Hattori
  • Adiabatic condition for quantum annealing revisited, Hayasaka
  • Sampling binary sparse coding QUBOs using quantum annealing and neuromorphic computing, Henke
  • Measurement of the incoherent decay rate of quantum states in quantum annealing with a D-Wave machine, Imoto
  • Effects of Energy Landscape Transformation of Ising Problems on Ising Machines, Kanai
  • Warm-Started Quantum Sphere Decoding via Reverse Annealing for Massive IoT Connectivity, Kim
  • QuAIL Tools for Benchmarking, Analysis and Quantum Algorithm Development, A. Lott
  • Local overlapping quantum tomography, G.M. Araújo
  • Neutral atom entanglement using adiabatic Rydberg dressing, Mitra
  • Enumerating all optimal solutions in combinatorial optimization using Ising machines, Mizuno
  • Experimental method to evaluate the adiabaticity during the process of quantum annealing, Mori
  • A Case for Analogue Quantum Computers, Morrell
  • Trip Planning based on SubQUBO Annealing, Noguchi
  • Characterizing QUBO Reformulations of the Knapsack Problem and Applications to Quantum Computing, Ospina
  • An additional quantum fluctuation for combinatorial problems with constraints, Otsubo
  • Assessing the hardness of adiabatic algorithms through closest approximate symmetry, Palacios
  • Assessing how the structure of the QUBO problem affects the effectiveness of quantum annealing, Pellini
  • Mapping State Transition Susceptibility in Quantum Annealing, Pelofske
  • Quantum Computing for a Profusion of Postman Problem Variants, Pion
  • Optimizing Variational Quantum Algorithms using Pontryagin's Minimum Principle, Rahmani
  • Application of SWAP-operator algebra for ground states of Heisenberg models via semi-definite programming, Rayudu
  • GraphFMA: Black-box optimization method with graph-structured factorization machines for annealing devices, Seki
  • Stein-corrected Quantum Annealing with Applications to Batch Black-box Optimization, Shibukawa
  • Quantum-Inspired Tempering for Ground State Approximation using Artificial Neural Networks, Smith
  • Nonstoquastic catalyst for bifurcation-based quantum annealing of p-spin model, Susa
  • Modeling the spin-flip rate for an Ising spin encoded in a Kerr-nonlinear resonator, Su
  • Assignment of students to lecturers: Ising machine approach, Tomita
  • Partitioning Vehicle Routing Problems, Ushijima-Mwesigwa
  • Achieving quadratic speed-up with quantum annealing is hard in practice, Villanueva
  • Modular Embedding of Problems onto Quantum Annealers, Wilson