Systems Engineering Approaches and Challenges in Quantum Computing
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 at 10am ET
Live event has concluded - On-demand version coming soon
NISQ era quantum computers can perform useful applications today. But, realizing the full potential of these systems will require both advances and close collaboration from a broad swath of science and engineering disciplines. Traditional systems engineering models, typically adapted from aerospace and defense industries, are often too prescriptive in defining requirements and use-cases. Furthermore, enterprise systems engineering methods and tools are often focused on how to best prepare an enterprise for change, not how to vector the development of specific systems that will disrupt enterprises. Systems engineering professionals need to consider augmenting best-practices while building lower TRL emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, that require more flexible planning. This course will address possible approaches and challenges, especially for systems with many potential use-cases of strategic interest.
Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program
Will Madsen, Quantum Systems Engineering and Architecture Manager, Rigetti Computing