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Software Lab Workshop
13 & 14 December 2022, Edinburgh, Scotland
Room G03, Informatics Forum,
10 Crichton St, Edinburgh, UK

Quantum Software Lab

workshop, December 2022

This is the first working group of the recently awarded EPSRC strategy package of Quantum Advantage Pathfinder project that will form the basis of the future Quantum software lab to be launched in 2023 in collaboration with National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC). The project mission is to turn industry pain points into quantum research problems, through a systematic Specification of desired mathematical properties, to guide the Design of necessary algorithmic modules, with their Implementation on hardware accompanied by performance Benchmarking, to enable researchers to investigate the enhancements necessary for current or future hardware/software platforms in a certifiable and verifiable way.



Internal Speakers
  • James Mills
  • Jonas Landman
  • Marine Demarty
  • Nesta van der Schaaf
  • Robert Booth
  • Matthew Di Meglio
  • Ioannis Kolotouros
  • Debasis Sadhukhan
  • Sean Adamson
  • Michael Oliveira
  • Milos Prokop
  • Dominik Leichtle
  • Leo Monbroussou
  • Robin Kaarsgaard
  • Mina Doosti
External Speakers
  • Professor Sir Peter Knight (chair of the National Quantum Technologies Programme)
  • Simon Plant (NQCC Deputy Director for Innovation)
  • Liam Blackwell (EPSRC Deputy Director for Cross Council Programmes)
  • Yixin Shen (Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Farid Shahandeh (Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Balint Koczor (Department of Materials, University of Oxford)
  • Marcel De Sena (Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick)
  • Konstantinos Georgopoulos (NQCC)
  • Alessandro Luongo (Centre for Quantum Technologies Singapore)
  • Luka Music (Quandela)
Work Package Leaders
Elham Kashefi
Petros Wallden
Myrto Arapinis
Chris Heunen
Raúl García-Patrón Sánchez
Oliver Brown
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13 Dec
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome & Coffee
9:30 - 10:15
14 Dec
10:00 - 11:00

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Dominik Leichtle
Verification with states in a single plane

Robin Kaarsgaard
Quantum Information Effects

Leo Monbroussou

Particule Preserving Encoding and Quantum Neural Networks

Opening speeches

Jane Hillston - Head of School of Informatics

Liam Blackwell - EPSRC Deputy Director for Cross Council Programmes

Simon Plant - NQCC Deputy Director for Innovation

Elham Kashefi - NQCC Chief Scientists

10:15 - 11:00
QAP presentation of  Work Packages
Craig Skeldon
Olivier Brown
Chris Heunen
Myrto Arapinis
Raul Garcia-Patron Sanchez
Petros Wallden
11:00 - 12:00 

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Jonas Landman

Near-term Quantum Machine Learning

James Mills

Simplification by parallelism

Marine Demarty

Quantum Advantage Benchmarking - An Entropic Analysis

12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30

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Sean Adamson

Parallel remote state preparation for fully device-independent verifiable blind quantum computation

Milos Prokop

Near-term quantum attacks on lattice-based cryptography

Michael Oliveira

Quantum advantage in temporally flat measurement-based quantum computation

14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00

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Debasis Sadhukhan

Simulation of Long-Range Many-Body Systems in the NISQ Era

Ioannis Kolotouros

New and improved methods for NISQ compatible quantum algorithms

Luka Music

Streamlining Protocol Design for Secure Delegated Quantum Computation

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30

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Yixin Shen

Finding many collisions via quantum walks

Alessandro Luongo

Quantum algorithms for finance

12:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:30

Farid Shahandeh

Contextuality in Computations

Balint Koczor

Will (near-term) quantum computers deliver real advantage?

Marcel De Sena

Complexity separations in sublinear quantum computation

15:30 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00

Konstantinos Georgopoulos (NQCC)

Working on the Early Stages of Quantum Computing within the NQCC

Mina Doosti

Quantum unclonability beyond no-cloning, and some new perspective into quantum cryptanalysis 

18:00 - 18:30
Closing Remarks by

Professor Sir Peter Knight - Chair of the National Quantum Technologies Programme

16:30 - 17:30

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Nesta Van Der Schaaf

Abstract axioms for Hilbert spaces and linear contractions

Matthew Di Meglio

A category theoretic approach to quantum computing

Robert Booth

Diagrammatic methods for distributed quantum computation and beyond


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Informatics Forum
University of Edinburgh

10 Crichton St.

Talks Location: G03, Informatics Forum
Social and Lunch Location: Grand Floor, Informatics Forum
Zoom Passcode: QSoftLab22
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