Applications of Adiabatic Quantum Computation in Mathematical Optimization

Who: Pooya Ronagh, University of British Columbia
When: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Where: 
Posner Hall/GSIA Faculty Conference Room 322

Adiabatic quantum computation (AQC) is one of the paradigms of quantum computation that has recently gained great attention by advancements in manufacturing superconducting qubits. In this talk, I will overview the advantages and limitations of quantum annealers and methods of simulation of the behavior of futuristic devices. I will then discuss applicability of AQC in solving integer programming problems using a branch and bound framework implemented on a hybrid of a digital and a quantum processor.