Quantum talent showcase

Join this bi-monthly series to hear presentations from quantum student/post-doc researchers at top universities around the country, followed by a Q&A. This public event is a great place to find elite quantum talent entering the workforce.

Upcoming sessions

Are you a student or post-doc researcher interested in presenting at an upcoming showcase? Each session features four student researchers. Presenters will be asked to give a 10 minute talk on their research, followed by a brief Q&A with industry professionals.

Past sessions

Recording not available.

Session 21

  • Towards Real Chemical Accuracy on Current Quantum Hardware through the Transcorrelated Method

    Werner Dobrautz, (Chalmers University of Technology)

  • Quantum Hamiltonian Downfolding Method for Simulating Quantum Chemical Systems with Sublinear Scaling in Number of Qubits---Simulating Systems Relevant to Material Science and Pharma
  • Hardware-Efficient Framework for Programmable Quantum Simulation of Strongly-Correlated Molecules and Materials with Rydberg Atom Arrays

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Session 13

  • Observation of the quantum boomerang effect

    Roshan Sajjad (Weld Lab, UC Santa Barbara Quantum Foundry)

  • Error suppression in continuous-time quantum computing

    Jemma Bennett (Durham University, England)

  • Toward quantum computing experiments using trapped electrons

    Kayla J Rodriguez (NIST and Univ. of California at Riverside)

  • Virtual reality simulations for magnetism and solid-state physics education

    Joshua C Leaney (Loyola Univ New Orleans, Prof. Jamileh Beik Mohammadi)

Session 12

  • Quantum sensing with rubidium atoms trapped in solid neon

    Ugne Dargyte (Weinstein Lab, University of Nevada at Reno)

  • Progress towards remote entanglement between a trapped ion and a solid state qubit

    Alex Kato (Boris Blinov Group, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Washington)

  • Driven-dissipative dynamics in superconducting circuit lattices coupled with quantum baths
  • Controlling energy transfer in nanocrystal-molecule complexes

    Jeff DuBose (The Kamat Group, University of Notre Dame)

Session 11

  • Morse Potential on a Quantum Computer for Molecules and Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics

    Josh Apanavicius (Indiana University Bloomington)

  • Atom By Atom: Designing and Realizing Electronic Quantum Matter

    Marlou Slot (NIST-Georgetown, formerly with Utrecht University)

  • Wide-Field Magnetic Imaging of Ferromagnetic Nano-Particle Fields Using Quantum Defects in Diamond for DNA-Orientation Measurements
  • Quantum Entangled-Probe Scattering Theory

Session 10

  • Optimizing Feedback Cooling for Weakly Monitored Bose-Einstein Condensates

    Shangjie Guo (presenter), Hilary Hurst, I. B. Spielman (University of Maryland)

  • Quantum Information Transfer in a Chain of Electron Spins

    Yadav P Kandel (Nichol Group, University of Rochester)

  • Application-Oriented Performance Benchmarks for Quantum Computing

    Paul Varosy (Mines/QED-C), Jeremiah Coleman (Stanford/Princeton/QED-C)

  • Characterization of QUBO Reformulations for the Maximum K-Colorable Subgraph Problem

Session 9

  • Role of Chirality in Quantum Impurity Relaxometry of Magnons in Ferromagnetic Thin Films

    Avinash Rustagi (Purdue University)

  • Searching for Dark Matter with a Superconducting Qubit

    Akash Dixit (The University of Chicago)

  • Conductance of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Nanostructures for Temperatures Between the Freezing and Boiling Points of Water

    Aaron Greenberg (Levy Lab, University of Pittsburgh)

  • Floquet Gauge Pumps as Sensors for Spectral Degeneracies Protected by Symmetry or Topology

    Abhishek Kumar (Indiana University Physics, Seradjeh Group)

Session 8

  • Reactivity Studies in the Growth of Strained InAs-Al Heterostructures
  • Post-Processing Correction of STM Images of Crystals to Facilitate High-Precision Measurement

    Mitchell Yothers (University of Oklahoma)

  • Nanoscale Control of LaAIO3/SrTiO3 Metal-Insulator Transition Using Ultra-Low-Voltage Electron-Bean Lithography

    Dengyu Yang (LevyLab/Physics, University of Pittsburgh)

  • Optically Cooled Quantum Dots for Extreme Weak Force Sensing

    Patrick Kelley (IUPUI School of Science)

Recording not available.

Session 7

Recording not available.

Session 6

  • Routing Entanglement in a Quantum Network

    Ashelsha Patil (University of Arizona)

  • Demonstration of Programmable Quantum Simulations of Lattice Models Using a Superconducting Parametric Cavity

    Jimmy Hung (University of Waterloo)

  • Hybrid InAs-Al Based Microwave Quantum Circuits

    Joseph Yuan (NYU)

  • Fault-Tolerant Operation of a Quantum Error-Correction Code

    Laird Egan (University of Maryland)

Recording not available.

Session 5

  • Theoretical Survey of Unconventional Quantum Annealing Methods Applied to a Difficult Trial Problem

    Zhijie Tang (Colorado School of Mines)

  • Polarization-Selective Modulation of Supercavity Resonances Arising from Bound States in the Continuum

    Chan Kyaw (Howard University)

  • Qubit Control with 3-Wave Mixing

    Maria Mucci (University of Pittsburgh)

  • Teleportation Systems Towards a Quantum Internet

    Samantha Davis (CalTech)

Recording not available.

Session 4

  • Electrical Field Control of Quantum Defect Spin-Magnon Interaction

    Abhishek Solanki (Purdue University)

  • Layout Synthesis for Quantum Computing: Gap Analysis and Optimal Solution

    Daniel Bochen Tan (UCLA)

  • Waveguide Quantum Electrodynamics with Superconducting Artificial Giant Atoms

    Bharath Kannan (MIT)

  • Generating Target Graph Couplings from Native Quantum Hardware Coupling

    Joel Rajakumar (Georgia Tech)

Session 3

  • Nitrogen Vacancy Sensors: Towards Applications in Biomedical Science

    Mark Keppler (Texas A&M)

  • Characterization of Radial 2D Ion Crystals for Quantum Simulation

    Marissa D’Onofrio, Yuanheng Xie (Indiana University Physics, Richerme Lab)

  • Diamond as a Platform for Exploring the Role of Dimensionality in an Interacting Qubit System

    Simon Meynell (University of California at Santa Barbara)

  • Qubit-ADAPT-VQE: An Adaptive Algorithm for Constructing Hardware-Efficient Ansätze on a Quantum Processor

    Ho Lun Tang (Virginia Tech)

Recording not available.

Session 2

  • Towards Hybrid Ion-Atomic Ensemble Quantum Networks

    Alex Craddock (University of Maryland)

  • 2D Heterostructures for Entangled Photon Generation

    Jaydeep Joshi (George Mason University)

  • Tailoring Noise in Quantum Circuits via Randomized Compiling

    Akel Hashim (University of California at Berkeley)

  • Metrology in Scalable Tweezer Arrays

    Aaron Young (University of Colorado-Boulder)

Recording not available.

Session 1

  • Introductions

    Jon Candelaria (QED-C Quantum WD TAC Chair)

  • Impressions from Sponsoring a Student Team Project

    Joe Latone (IBM-Almaden)

  • A Quantum Algorithm for Open-Pit Mining

    Jessica Pointing (Stanford University)

  • Quantum Technologies with Spins in Silicon Carbide

    Chris Anderson (University of Chicago)

  • Spin-Squeezing via Rydberg Dressing in an Optical Lattice Clock

    Jacques Van Damme (University of Wisconsin-Madison)