November 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

CMSS Colloquium: How to Search and Count on Quantum Computer? Nov. 21

The Condensed Matter & Surface Sciences Colloquium series presents Dr. Zijian Diao, Associate Professor of Mathematics at  Ohio University-Eastern, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245.

Dr. Zijian Diao

Dr. Zijian Diao

Diao will discus “How to search and count on a quantum computer?”

“Quantum computing is a revolutionary area of scientific research and technological development of the 21st century, where the principles of quantum mechanics are incorporated into the science of computation,” he says in his abstract. “The core and ultimate driving force of this field is the development of efficient quantum algorithms which outperform their classical counterparts.

“In this talk, we will illustrate the celebrated Grover’s quantum search algorithm, which provides a quadratic speedup compared to the brute force search, as well as its application to the quantum counting algorithm. During the course of analyzing these algorithms, we will show their intriguing connections with some classical topics in mathematical analysis such as the rationality of trigonometric functions and the Basel problem.”

Diao has done cutting-edge research in applied mathematics. He holds a US patent on certain quantum circuit and was the chief developer for the prototype of IBM’s MARS (later renamed MASTOR), the world’s first speech translation system for bidirectional free-form speech. He has won multiple research and teaching grants from the National Science Foundation and Ohio University. His research was published in preeminent research journals such as Physical Review A and Journal of Machine Translation. He is a contributor to several academic books, including an “Outstanding Academic Titles” winner by the American Library Association’s Choice magazine, as noted on his webpage.

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