Fall 2022 - CMPT 409 D100
Special Topics in Theoretical Computing Science (3)
Class Number: 5250
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CMPT 307 with a minimum grade of C-.
Current topics in theoretical computing science depending on faculty and student interest.
Quantum computers in the gate model operate by executing quantum circuits. This course aims to broadly explore the techniques, foundational to modern, through which a high-level quantum algorithm may be compiled down to a circuit which can then be run on quantum hardware. It will cover the basics of gate model quantum computation then delve into different aspects of the quantum compilation stack, including the design and synthesis of quantum circuits, optimization of circuits, theoretical questions of efficiency, and the simulation and verification of quantum circuits.
- Gate-model quantum computation
- Circuit synthesis
- Circuit optimization
- Circuit routing
- Quantum compilers
- Intermediate representations
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students will be evaluated through a mixture of homework assignments, paper presentations, and a final project. More details to be discussed in the first week of class.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Michael A. Nielsen, Isaac L. Chuang, 2000, 9781107002173
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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