Quantum Computing for the industrial sector – Milan, June 26th-27th, 2024

Quantum computing for industry: the course that updates you on quantum computing technologies and their potential applications in the industrial field

Milan, June 26-27, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
at BIP Liberty Tower, Galleria De Cristoforis, 1 (8th floor) – Milan

Free course

Quantum Computing (QC) represents a fundamentally new approach to computation and data processing, based on the principles of quantum mechanics, which will allow us to tackle and solve classes of problems even beyond the capabilities of the most powerful supercomputers.
QC indeed revolutionizes classical computing by replacing the basic logical unit of the computer, the bit, with a new basic logical unit, the qubit, capable of exhibiting quantum behaviors.
Thanks to substantial investments, both public and private, in recent years, we have witnessed great strides in QC, not only in terms of hardware and software but also from an algorithmic perspective. Some of the main areas that will benefit first from the use of a quantum computer will be:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Process optimization
  • Chemical simulation

This course aims to provide companies with a general but comprehensive overview of QC and its potential, so that participants can learn the basics of this revolutionary discipline and possess the tools to understand how QC can transform industrial processes in various sectors.

Contents

  • Quantum computing technologies
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Industrial applications of Quantum Computing

Course participants

  • Individuals with a technical-scientific background interested in quantum technologies

Prerequisites

  • Basic competence in linear algebra
  • Python programming language

Skills acquired

  • Basic knowledge of quantum computing theory: gates, simulated and emulated
  • General knowledge of the state of the art of Quantum Computers
  • Potential of QC
  • Overview of NISQ era quantum algorithms and their applications in the industrial world
  • Basics of quantum computing
  • Program

Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 am
EuroCC Italy (Pascolo)
Introduction to QC 1 (Ottaviani)

11:30 am
Break

11:45 am
Introduction to QC 2 (Ottaviani)

1:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm
Overview of quantum algorithms (Marzella)
Hands-on

4:00 pm
Overview of the state of the art in QC (Marzella)

5:00 pm
End

Day 2

9:30 am
Special Purpose QC: Quantum Annealers (Ottaviani)

11:00 am
Break

11:15 am
Special Purpose QC: Neutral Atoms Analog Devices (Bettonte)

1:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm
Special Purpose QC: Neutral Atoms Analog Devices (Bettonte)
Industrial Applications and Hands-on (QA+NA)

4:00 pm
End

Teachers

Gabriella Bettonte earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Computer Science from the University Paris-Saclay (2023), specializing in Real-Time applications, operations research, and quantum computing. During her Ph.D., she conducted research in Paris at CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique) in the Technological Research Division. She currently works as an HPC (High-Performance Computing) and QC (Quantum Computing) specialist at the CINECA computing center.

HPC and QC Specialist. Graduated in mathematics for applications, initially specialized in Machine Learning and later in Quantum and High-Performance Computing (QC and HPC). A member of the Quantum Computing Lab at Cineca, she is involved in industrial projects and research support, integration, training, and support in the HPC-QC field.

Mathematician, with a degree in Mathematics for Applications, a Master’s Degree in Scientific Computing (HPC software development), and a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Models. A mathematician with a passion for HPC. My work mainly involves developing PoCs (mathematical problem formulation and software development to demonstrate its solvability) and, if feasible, contributing to their transformation into production software. Since March 2018, I have been working in the field of quantum computing. Initially a marginal part of my work, it gradually became my main role. Since 2020, I have been the coordinator of the Quantum Computing Lab at CINECA.