What's behind door # n? : An Introduction to Quantum Computing

Nick Allgood
Talk Description: 

Quantum computing is becoming more and more popular yet is still seen as something with an aura of mysticism. This talk aims to introduce quantum computing in a fairly practical way by laying out some basic groundwork required (yes that includes math). From here I will talk about different types of quantum computers in addition to quantum simulators. Finally we will wrap up with how some companies are using quantum computing today and give a brief introduction to programming with the D-Wave using their Python API.

Nick Allgood is a network architect and technology consultant by day, and a PhD student by night. Nick is currently working on his Master's of Science and PhD at UMBC in Baltimore, MD.