Quantum Computing: Transforming the Digital Age

Netflix not loading fast enough?  Computer freezing?  Don't worry, the future of computing has arrived..maybe?  Come learn about the research being done in quantum computing from a fellow Columbia alumna, Dr. Krysta Svore.  The MIT Club of Puget Sound has invited us to join them for a speaker night featuring Dr. Svore.  

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In 1981, Richard Feynman proposed a device called a“quantum computer” to take advantage of the laws of quantum physics to achieve computational speed-ups over classical methods. Quantum computing promises to revolutionize how we compute.  Over the course of three decades, quantum algorithms have been developed that offer fast solutions to problems in a variety of fields including number theory, optimization, chemistry, physics, and materials science.  Quantum devices have also significantly advanced such that components of a scalable quantum computer have been demonstrated in a variety of quantum systems.  In this talk, I will attempt to reveal some of the mysteries of this disruptive computational paradigm. I will showcase recent advances in quantum algorithms for real-world applications and in scalable, fault-tolerant devices.

Join us as we learn about quantum computing from Dr. Krysta Svore.


Dr. Krysta Svore is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, where she manages the Quantum Architectures and Computation group. Svore’s research includes the development and implementation of quantum algorithms, including the design of a scalable, fault-tolerant software architecture for translating a high-level quantum program into a low-level, device-specific quantum implementation, and the study of quantum error correction codes and noise thresholds. She has also developed machine-learning methods for web applications, including ranking, classification, and summarization algorithms. Dr. Svore received an ACM Best of 2013 Notable Article award. In 2010, she was a member of the winning team of the Yahoo! Learning to Rank Challenge. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science with highest distinction from Columbia University in 2006 and her B.A. from Princeton University in Mathematics and French in 2001. She is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), serves as a representative for the Academic Alliance of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), and is an active member of the American Physical Society (APS).


Schedule of Events:

6:30-7pm Check-in and food

7-8pm Presentation by Dr. Svore

8-8:30pm Q&A and wrap-up


COST:  $15 for Annual Members and Guests*; $30 for Non-Members and Guests.


Dinner and beverages (non-alcoholic) are included.


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June 23, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9pm

Microsoft Campus, Building 99, Room 1919

14820 NE 36th St
Redmond, WA 98052
United States

Tom Chen


Will you come?

$30.00 Non-members and guests Non-members and guests