UTS:QSI is launched
UTS officially launched the new UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information (UTS:QSI) on Monday December 12, 2016.
A new era of computing is being driven by complex and ever-growing sets of data, and demand for next-generation information technologies.
UTS:QSI will be solely dedicated to the development of the software and information processing infrastructure required to run applications that are theorized not to be possible on even the most powerful of current supercomputers.
"The launch of this new Centre is a very exciting time for UTS, as we focus on elevating our research into quantum software to be the best in Australia and internationally," said Professor Ian Burnett, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT).
UTS:QSI will build on the success of its forerunner, the Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems, contributing to the development of powerful tools for when large-scale quantum information processing becomes a reality.
Distinguished speakers at the Centre launch were:
NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer - an overview on the importance of cutting edge research within computing and science.
Scientia Professor in Nanoelectronics, UNSW Australia - silicon-based quantum computing: converting the ubiquitous MOSFET to a quantum bit.
Distinguished Professor and Research Director Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney - overview of research at UTS.
Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge - quantum software for a new technology and beyond.