Introduction to quantum computing
During the lecture, Paweł Gora will introduce the necessary concepts related to quantum computing (including: qubit, superposition, quantum gates, quantum entanglement, quantum annealing) and explain how you can create programs for quantum computers and their simulators. Possible applications of quantum computers will be discussed, as well as the current state and development prospects in this field. The quantum IT ecosystem will also be presented, including the possibility of joining the QPoland project and initiatives organized by the "Quantum AI Foundation".
Paweł Gora - Scientist, IT specialist and entrepreneur working mostly on applications of AI and quantum computing (especially in transportation and medicine). Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw (M.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Computer Science) and is now a PhD Candidate at that Faculty. In the past, he worked as a software engineering intern or research intern at Microsoft, Google, CERN and IBM Research.
He is one of the organizers of 2 meetups in Warsaw: Warsaw.ai and Warsaw Quantum Computing Group, and member of the Board of QWorld and QPoland. He is also a founder and CEO of the "Quantum AI Foundation" http://www.qaif.org aiming to support the development of AI and quantum computing. He also co-founded the "Quantum AI" group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/quantumai) aiming to facilitate education in the area of applications of AI in quantum computing and quantum computing in AI.
He received several awards, e.g., "Lider ITS" award for the best R&D work in the intelligent transportation systems domain in Poland. "MIT Technology Review" recognized him as one of 10 Top Polish Talents in the "MIT Innovators Under 35" competition. In 2017, he was also placed on the list "NEW EUROPE 100" of emerging technology stars in Eastern Europe. He also collaborates with several startups serving as a technical and business advisor.