ECSE Course Teaches Quantum Computing

Posted May 14, 2019
IBM Q Quantum Computer (Credit:IBM)

ECSE-4740 Applied Parallel Computing for Engineers, taught by ECSE Prof W. Randolph Franklin, now includes quantum computing, and how to use the IBM Q universal quantum computer.  This complements the multicore Intel Xeon and manycore Nvidia GPU architectures already covered in the course.  The goal is to prepare RPI students for what will be important in the future.  Although still in its infancy, quantum computing has potentially revolutionary implications, such as the ability to crack public key ciphers.