• Summer School 2019

    July 15th to 18th, 2019
    IBA Main Campus, Karachi
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Quantum Information Summer School 2019 at IBA

The Quantum Information Summer School (QISS) is an initiative to bring together some of the leading experts in their area to engage, train and collaborate with Pakistani researchers and students. With the recent surge of investment by large public companies (Google, Microsoft, IBM), startup companies (Rigetti, IdQuantique, Magiq, ionQ, Dwave, QCware) and multi-billion dollar research initiatives by US, Canada, EU, China and Australia, now is an opportune time to develop our strength in the area.

The topics discussed in the first QISS included introduction to quantum information, quantum cryptography, quantum finite automata and implementation possibilities for a quantum computer. QISS 2019 titled "Quantum Causal Structures" deals with analyzing causal structures via quantum theory. The field focuses on developing a framework to study quantum correlations where the causal order of events is not predefined. This framework exhibits peculiarities like quantum superposition of causal orders between events. The work has direct implications for understanding quantum to classical transitions and how causal orders determine our fundamental notion of time itself.

QISS 2019 will also provide researchers the opportunity to present their current research work in order to encourage collaborations.

Quantum Information Summer School 2019 at IBA
15th July – 18th July 2019
Who should attend?
Advanced undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, researchers interested in quantum information research
What do you get?
Training in an area at the frontiers of scientific research

Organizer: Dr. Jibran Rashid
Volunteers: Sumbul Zehra, Muhammad Adeel, Syed Affan Aslam, Asad Ahmad and Amin Shiraz Gilani

Invited Speakers

Dr. Barry Sanders

Dr. Ämin Baumeler

Dr. Fabio Costa

Dr. Denis Rosset

Tentative Schedule

  Monday 15 July Tuesday 16 July Wednesday 17 July Thursday 18 July
8:30 - 9:00 Registration      
9:00 - 10:30 Dr. Baumeler
Causality and Computation I
Dr. Baumeler
Causality and Computation III
Dr. Sanders
How to Use a Quantum Computer I
Dr. Sanders
Problem Solving Session
10:45 - 12:15 Dr. Rosset
Device Independence
Dr. Rosset
Representation Theory
Dr. Costa
Quantum Processes I
Dr. Costa
Problem Solving Session
1:30 - 2:45 Dr. Baumeler
Causality and Computation II
Dr. Baumeler
Problem Solving
Dr. Rosset
Lab Session
Dr. Sanders
How to Use a Quantum Computer II
Dr. Sanders
How to Use a Quantum Computer III
3:00 - 4:30 Dr. Rosset
SoS Optimization
Research Talks
Dr. Costa
Quantum Processes II
Dr. Costa
Quantum processes III
5:00 – 7:00  
Research Talks
School Banquet

Application Procedure

Due to limited seat availability, applications are mandatory and can only be submitted through the website (15th June 2019, 11:59 PM PST deadline).

Out of town students requesting financial support should submit the following with their application:

  •   A statement from a faculty mentor confirming the student's eligibility and recommending the student. This can be sent directly to qiss@iba.edu.pk.

Application Decisions: 21st June 2019

Important Notes for Applicants

Financial support of up to PKR 10,000 to successful financial aid applicants is possible conditioned on funding availability. The decisions of the application committee are final. Approved support will be withdrawn if you do not actually attend the school. Support will be provided support in the form of reimbursement of travel / accommodation receipts during the school.

Please note that there is no registration fee for QISS 2019.

For any queries, please contact the organizers at qiss@iba.edu.pk.

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Summer School Tutorial Topics

Dr. Barry Sanders: How to Use a Quantum Computer

Dr. Ämin Baumeler: Causality and Computation

Dr. Fabio Costa: Quantum Processes

Dr. Denis Rosset: Device independence

IBA - QISS 2019 Feeds


Location Map

Event Will Be Held At

IBA Main Campus