September 30, 2016
The 1QBit Symposium Series is designed to bring together experts across the diverse fields and industries exploring and progressing the applications of quantum computing. Invited talks will be given in the areas of optimization, mathematics, graph theory, physics, optimization, and computer engineering to foster initiatives for interdisciplinary collaboration and shared learning.
The inaugural symposium Mathematical Programming and Quantum Optimization will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 1QBit’s office in downtown Vancouver. Invited speakers in mathematics and computer science include Bruce Shepherd of McGill University, and Mark Schmidt, Michael P. Friedlander, Nick Harvey, and Lars Kotthaff from the University of British Columbia. 1QBit researchers Hamed Karimi, Pooya Ronagh, and Sahar Karimi will also present talks on the quantum adiabatic evolution, neuro-dynamic programming using quantum Boltzmann machines, and techniques for solving the Lagrangian dual of a constrained problem.
Symposium Series: Mathematical Programming and Quantum Optimization (PDF)