Quantum Computing: Don't Panic

 
English Introductory Compute

Join this session to learn more about what a quantum computer is, what we might use it for and what Microsoft is doing in this space (no previous experience required!) Together, we will explore the basics of how quantum computers work, what makes them different to the classical computers of today and what types of physical systems we can use to build these machines. This session will also introduce the technique of Quantum Inspired Optimisation, which allows us to leverage quantum thinking to solve complex, real-world customer problems today.

Speaker

Anita Ramanan

Senior Quantum Software Engineer

Anita is a Senior Quantum Software Engineer working in Microsoft’s Quantum Computing product group. Her work focuses mainly on taking quantum-inspired optimisation algorithms developed by researchers on her team and using them to help solve some of industry’s most complex problems today, from minimising traffic congestion to reducing the time it takes to perform an MRI scan. She also works to make quantum computing more accessible to the wider community through events and public speaking.

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