Spring 2020 Monday 6:309:20 PM Class Location: TBD
ECE 5395/7395 Special Topics: Introduction to Quantum Informatics
CLASS INSTRUCTOR
Mitch Thornton, Office: Junkins 328, 2147681371, mitch@lyle.smu.edu
OFFICE HOURS
Monday 5:30PM6:30PM or by appointment
7395 GRADUATE VERSION OF CLASS
Students enrolled in the graduate version of this class will have additional requirements to meet in the assigned coursework including exercises, design projects, examinations, and written assignments.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first register with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS). Students can call 2147681470 or visit http://www.smu.edu/Provost/SASP/DASS to begin the process. Once approved and registered, students will submit a DASS Accommodation Letter to faculty through the electronic portal DASS Link and then communicate directly with each instructor to make appropriate arrangements. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive and require advance notice to implement.
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE
Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence. (See University Policy No. 1.9)
EXCUSED ABSENCES FOR UNIVERSITY EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Students participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular activity should be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the work. (See 20182019 University Undergraduate Catalogue).
TEXTS
Various papers and materials prepared by the instructor that are freely available on the Internet.
REFERENCES
E. Rieffel and W. Polak, Quantum Computing A Gentle Introduction, MIT Press, 2011, ISBN 9780262015066. D.C. Marinescu and G.M. Marinescu, Approaching Quantum Computing, Pearson PrenticeHall, 2005, ISBN 013145224X, (errata).
M.A. Nielsen and I.L. Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge University Press, 2000, ISBN 0521635039.
N.S. Yanofsky and M.A. Mannucci, Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists, Cambridge University Press, 2008, ISBN 9780521879965.
G.P. Berman, G.D. Doolen, R. Mainieri, and V.I. Tsifrinovich, Introduction to Quantum Computers, World Scientific, 1998, ISBN 9810235496.
A.O. Pittenger, An Introduction to Quantum Computing Algorithms, Birkhauser, 2003, ISBN 0817641270.
I. Burda, Introduction to Quantum Computation, Universal Publishers, 2005, ISBN 158112466X.
G. Chen, D.A. Church, B.G. Englert, C. Henkel, B. Rohwedder, M.O. Scully, and M.S. Zubairy, Quantum Computing Devices Principles, Designs, and Analysis, Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Mathematics, 2007, ISBN
1584886811.
A. Graham, Kronecker Products and Matrix Calculus with Applications, Ellis Horwood Limited, Halstead Press, John Wiley and Sons, 1981, ISBN 0853123918.
PAPERS
R. Feynman, Simulating Physics with Computers, Int. Jour. Theoretical Physics, vol. 21, nos. 6/7, 1982, pp. 467488.
D. Deutsch, Quantum Theory, the ChurchTuring Principle and the Universal Quantum Computer, Proc. of the Royal Society of London A 400, pp. 97117, 1985.
A. Einstein, B. Podolsky, and N. Rosen, Can QuantumMechnical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?, Physical Review, vol. 47, May 15, 1935,
pp. 777780, (the EPR paper).
J.S. Bell, On the Einstein Podolsky Rosen Paradox,
Physics, 1, 1964, pp. 195200.
A. Aspect, J. Dalibard, and G. Roger, Experimental Test of Bell's Inequalities Using TimeVarying Analyzers,
Physical Review Letters, vol. 49, no. 25, Dec. 1982, pp. 18041807.
A. Barenco, et al., Elementary Gates for Quantum Computation, quantph archive, March 1995.
G. Cybenko, Reducing Quantum Computations to Elementary Unitary Operations, Computing in Science and Engineering, March/April 2001.
D. Coppersmith, An Approximate Fourier Transform Useful in Quantum Factoring, IBM Research Report RC 19642, July 1994.
P. Shor, PolynomialTime Algorithms for Prime Factorization and Discrete Logarithms on a Quantum Computer, arXiv:quantph/9508027v2, 1995, (SIAM J. Sci. Statist. Comput. 26 (1997) 1484).
L. Grover, A Fast Quantum Mechanical Algorithm for Database Search, Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, pp. 212219, 1996.
READING/HISTORY
A.D. Aczel, Entanglement The Greatest Mystery in Physics, Raincoast Books, 2002, ISBN 1551925494.
G.J. Milburn, The Feynman Processor, Perseus Books, 1998, ISBN 0738201731.
J. Brown, The Quest for the Quantum Computer, Simon & Schuster, 2000, ISBN 0684870045.
L. Lederman, The God Particle: If the Universe is the Answer, What is the Question?, 1993, ISBN: 0385312113.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Quantum Informatics is the discipline concerned with methods to communicate, to sense, and to transform data represented in a unique way based on the properties of quantum mechanics. While the concept of quantum informatics is not new, the emergence and availability of useable technology is just beginning to occur. In 2017, the government of China launched the Micius satellite that quickly demonstrated the feasibility of secure global communications using quantum information for the first time. In early 2019, IBM unveiled the world’s first generalized universal quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use. Another important cybersecurity aspect of quantum informatics is the need to prepare for an era of postquantum cryptography. Quantum computers are expected to soon be powerful enough to easily overcome the security provided by conventional cryptographic standards upon which we all heavily depend for privacy and security. This class is designed to introduce engineering and computer science students to these exciting and newly emerging topics as well as to provide a wellgrounded introduction to the technology. No prior knowledge of quantum mechanics or quantum informatics is required for this class.
PREREQUISITES
ECE 3381 or equivalent, introduction to undergraduatelevel linear algebra, undergraduate university physics sequence, or consent of instructor.
WEB RESOURCES
Quantum Physics Paper Archive
ADMINISTRATION
Class Schedule
Grading Policy
(student acknowledgement form)
Presentation/Project Suggestions
TOPICS
 Representing Information using Qubits (quantum bits)
 Survey of Technology for Implementing a Qubit
 Secure Communication and Quantum Teleportation
 Quantum Information Operations and Transformations
 Models of Quantum Computation
 Survey of Modern Quantum Computers
 PostQuantum Cryptography and Societal Needs
 Exploiting the Fragility of a Qubit for Sensing Applications
 Survey of Modern Quantum Sensors and Metrology Devices
