## Conference Agenda: January 17–21, 2012

Ballroom, Building 3

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, California 94035

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### Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tue (A) 11.30 - 12.20 Check-in and Welcome Reception | |
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Tue (B) Opening Presentations Session mediator: Gabriel Durkin (MCT/NASA-Ames) | |

(B0) 12.20 | Gabriel Durkin (MCT/NASA-Ames) Opening remarksVideo |

(B1) 12.30 | David Korsmeyer (NASA-Ames) Intelligent Systems and NASA missions.Video / Presentation |

(B2) 12.50 | Rupak Biswas (NASA-Ames) High performance computing at NASA.Video / Presentation / Movie |

(B3) 13.10 | Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard) Quantum computing for chemistry and biologyVideo / Presentation |

(B4) 13.45 | Jonathan Dowling (LSU) Quantum Sensors, Metrology, and ImagingVideo / Presentation |

14.20 Break | |

Tue (C) Optical, Atomic and Solid State Quantum Computing Session mediator: Sue Coppersmith (University of Wisconsin) | |

(C1) 14.40 | Mohammad Amin (D-Wave, Canada) Experimental evidence for robustness of adiabatic quantum computation against decoherenceVideo / Presentation |

(C2) 15.15 | Andrew White (University of Queensland) Quantum Optics for Quantum Information Science Video / Presentation |

(C3) 15.50 | Mark Saffman (University of Wisconsin) Scalable quantum computing with neutral atom qubitsVideo / Presentation |

(C4) 16.25 | Mark A. Eriksson (University of Wisconsin) Single-shot measurement of Si/SiGe quantum dot spin qubitsVideo / Presentation |

(C5) 17.00 | Daniel Loss (University of Basel) Spin qubits in scalable 2D architecturesVideo / Presentation |

17.35 Break | |

Tue (D) Long-distance Quantum communication including Earth-Space links Session mediator: Jeremy O Brien (Bristol, UK) | |

(D1) 17.55 | Will Marshall (SGT/NASA-Ames) NASA Earth-Satellite Links: Phone SatVideo / Presentation |

(D2) 18.30 | Vikram Sharma (QuintessenceLabs) Enterprise Security Services using continuous variable QKDVideo / Presentation |

(D3) 19.05 | Paolo Villoresi (Padova, Italy) Quantum Communications along Space ChannelsVideo / Presentation |

### Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wed (A) Physics-based approaches to quantum computation Session mediator: Ralf Schutzhold (Universität Duisburg-Essen) | |
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(A1) 8.30 | Edward Farhi (MIT)Video / Presentation |

(A2) 9.05 | Sue Coppersmith (University of Wisconsin) Quantum random walks of interacting particles and the graph isomorphism problemVideo / Presentation |

(A3) 9.40 | Peter Young (UCSC)Video / Presentation |

10.15 Break | |

Wed (B) Applications for NASA of Quantum Metrology: Sensor Development, Navigation Tools and Gravity Wave Detection Session mediator: Carl Caves (UNM) | |

(B1) 10.30 | Mark Kasevich (Stanford) Atom systems and Bose Einstein Condensates for metrology and navigationVideo / Presentation |

(B2) 11.05 | Nan Yu (JPL) Opportunities and Development of Atomic Systems and Quantum Devices in SpaceVideo / Presentation |

(B3) 11.40 | Rana Adhikari (CalTech) Quantum enhancement to LIGOVideo / Presentation |

(B4) 12.15 | Roman Schnabel (Max-Planck, Hannover) A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit: Squeezed light in applicationVideo / Presentation |

12.50 - 14.00 Working Lunch: NASA Roadmap Strategy Discussion | |

Wed (C) Applications of Quantum Algorithms Session mediator: Frank Gaitan (Laboratory of Physical Science) | |

(C1) 14.00 | Jeremy Frank (NASA-Ames)Video / Presentation |

(C2) 14.35 | Cris Moore (UNM & Santa Fe Institute) Let the Physics Do the Work: Scattering Algorithms for High-Dimensional GeometryVideo / Presentation |

(C3) 15.10 | Daniel Lidar (USC) Adiabatic quantum pagerank algorithmVideo / Presentation |

15.45 Break | |

(C4) 16.05 | Sergio Boixo (USC/ISI) Adiabatic quantum machine learningVideo / Presentation |

(C5) 16.40 | Hartmut Neven (Google) Robust Classification with Non-Convex Loss and Regularization designed for Adiabatic Quantum ComputationVideo / Presentation |

Wed (D) 17.20 NASA Kepler Project: A Search for Habitable Planets Video / Presentation |

### Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thurs (A) Quantum sources, processes and detectors Session mediator: Geoff Pryde (Griffith, Australia) | |
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(A1) 8.30 | Bill Farr (JPL) Efficient multiple photon discriminationVideo / Presentation |

(A2) 9.05 | Nicolas Brunner (Bristol, UK) Weak Measurements and Metrology Video / Presentation |

(A3) 9.40 | Alan Migdall (NIST) Calibration of bright entanglement sources.Video / Presentation |

10.15 Break | |

Thurs (B) Quantum computing algorithms Session mediator: Edward Farhi (MIT) | |

(B1) 10.30 | Peter Shor (MIT) Quantum AlgorithmsVideo / Presentation |

(B2) 11.05 | Wim van Dam (UCSB) Quantum Algorithms on Data Streams Video / Presentation |

(B3) 11.40 | Edward Farhi (MIT)Video / Presentation |

(B4) 12.15 | Andrew Childs (Waterloo) The quantum query complexity of read-many formulasVideo / Presentation |

12.50 - 14.00 Working Lunch: NASA Roadmap Strategy Discussion | |

Thurs (C) Photon systems for Quantum Computing and remote Entanglement-sharing Session mediator: Andrew White (University of Queensland) | |

(C1) 14.00 | Ralf Schutzhold (Universität Duisburg-Essen) Quantum pattern recognition with photonsVideo / Presentation |

(C2) 14.35 | Jeremy O Brien (Bristol, UK) Quantum gates on an optical chip Video / Presentation |

(C3) 15.10 | Geoff Pryde (Griffith, Australia) Photonic EPR-steering ExperimentsVideo / Presentation |

15.45 - 17.45 Conference Photo, Google Field Trip | |

19.30 Conference Dinner |

### Friday, January 20, 2012

Fri (A) Adiabatic quantum computation Session mediator: Jérémie Roland (University of Brussels) | |
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(A1) 8.30 | Andrew Landahl (Sandia National Laboratories) Adiabatic Quantum Computing at SandiaVideo / Presentation |

(A2) 9.05 | Frank Gaitan (Laboratory of Physical Science) Ramsey numbers and adiabatic quantum computingVideo / Presentation |

(A3) 9.40 | Rolando Somma (Los Alamos National Labs) Spectral Gap AmplificationVideo / Presentation |

(A4) 10.15 | Geordie Rose (D-Wave Systems) Compressive sensing and semi-supervised feature learning using a D-Wave One systemVideo / Presentation |

10.50 Break | |

Fri (B) New Limits to measurement precision, including systems subject to noise Session mediator: Matteo Paris (University of Milan) | |

(B1) 11.05 | Lorenzo Maccone (Pavia, Italy) Quantum measurement bounds beyond the uncertainty relationsVideo / Presentation |

(B2) 11.40 | Sergey Knysh (SGT/NASA-Ames) Rigorous bounds on precision of lossy interferometers and optimal probe statesVideo / Presentation |

(B3) 12.15 | Alfredo Luis (University of Madrid, Spain) Nonlinearity challenges quantum metrology limits Video / Presentation |

12.50 - 14.00 Working Lunch: NASA Roadmap Strategy Discussion | |

Fri (C) Theory and Technologies for Quantum Metrology Session mediator: Jonathan Dowling (LSU) | |

(C1) 14.00 | Carl Caves (UNM) Quantum Limits on Noise in Linear AmplifiersVideo / Presentation |

(C2) 14.35 | Rafal Demkowicz-Dobrzanski (Warsaw) Theoretical tools for quantum enhanced metrologyVideo / Presentation |

(C3) 15.10 | Howard Wiseman (Griffith, Australia) Robust Experimental Quantum Parameter Estimation ProtocolsVideo / Presentation |

15.45 Break | |

(C4) 16.05 | Matteo Paris (University of Milan) Quantum Estimation for Quantum TechnologyVideo / Presentation |

(C5) 16.40 | Irfan Siddiqi (UC Berkeley) Continuous High-Fidelity Monitoring of a Superconducting Qubit: From Quantum Jumps to FeedbackVideo / Presentation |

Fri (D) 17.15 Address by NASA Ames Center Director, Pete Worden, followed by Poster Presentation Video |

### Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sat (A) Quantum Interdisciplinary Topics Session mediator: Daniel Lidar (USC) | |
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(A1) 8.30 | Jérémie Roland (University of Brussels) Quantum rejection samplingVideo / Presentation |

(A2) 9.05 | Stephen Jordan (NIST) Simulating quantum field theories on quantum computerVideo / Presentation |

(A3) 9.40 | Alexander Ling (Centre for Quantum Technologies)Video / Presentation |

10.15 Break | |

(A4) 10.35 | Colin Williams (JPL) NASA Quantum NetworkVideo / Presentation |

(A5) 11.10 | Rupert Ursin (Austrian Academy of Sciences) Free-space quantum cryptography over 144 km and a mission proposal for going to spaceVideo / Presentation |

(A6) 11.45 | Vadim Smelyanskiy (NASA-Ames) Concluding talkVideo / Presentation |

Sat (B) 12.20 Close |

### Posters

Massoud Borhani (Laboratory for Physical Sciences) | Spin Manipulation and Relaxation in Spin-Orbit Qubits |

Constantin Brif (Sandia National Laboratories) | Robustness of Quantum Information Processing to Control Noise (with Grace, Sarovar and K.Young) |

Amlan Chakrabarti (Princeton University) | New Quantum Circuits for Quantum Random Walk Algorithms |

Baris Erkmen (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) | Approaching quantum limits of optical communication using a photon-counting detector |

Matthew Grace (Sandia National Laboratories) | Robustness of Quantum Information Processing to Control Noise (with Brif, Sarovar and Young) |

Laszlo Gyongyosi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) | On-the-Fly Quantum Error-Correction for Space-Earth Quantum Communication Channels |

Itay Hen (University of California Santa Cruz) | Complexity of the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm |

Nathan Cody Jones (Stanford University) | Simulating Chemistry Efficiently on Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computers |

Rainer Kaltenbaek (University of Vienna) | MAQRO - Macroscopic Quantum Resonators in Space |

Na Young Kim (Stanford University) | Solid-State Quantum Simulators based on Microcavity Exciton-Polaritons |

Alexander Ling (Centre for Quantum Technologies) | Entangled photon systems for Small Satellites |

Arka Majumdar (Stanford University) | Solid State Cavity QED with Quantum Dots coupled to Photonic Crystal Cavity |

Jarrod McClean (Harvard University) | The Union of Quantum Computing and Quantum Chemistry |

Luke Pendo (South Dakota School of Mines) | Quantum Computing with Lithium Donors in Silicon |

Krzysztof Pomorski (University of Warsaw) | Superconducting qudit and qutrit as the generalization of superconducting qubit architecture |

Krzysztof Pomorski (University of Warsaw) | Architecture and properties of Field Induced Josephson junction devices. |

Kristen Pudenz (University of Southern California) | Quantum Adiabatic machine learning |

Mohan Sarovar (Sandia National Laboratories) | Robustness of Quantum Information Processing to Control Noise (with Brif, Grace and Young) |

Alireza Shabani (UC-Berkeley) | Compressed Tomography of Quantum Dynamical Systems |

Alexandre Tacla (University of New Mexico) | Entanglement-based perturbation theory for highly anisotropic Bose-Einstein condensates |

Justin Winkler (University of Rochester) | Room-Temperature Single-Photon Source for Secure Quantum Communication |

Kevin Young (Sandia National Laboratories) | Robustness of Quantum Information Processing to Control Noise (with Brif, Grace and Sarovar) |

Leo Yu (Stanford University) | Tailoring Quantum Dot emission with Frequency Downconversion |