Lecture: Quantum Computer Compilers (4/25)

Alfred Aho, Lawrence Gussman Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, will give the next Distinguished Computational Science Lecture on quantum computing on Thursday, April 25.

Quantum computing is an exciting emerging field that offers great potential for next generation information processing but also presents great scientific and engineering challenges. Assuming that someday we will be able to build scalable and reliable quantum computers, we will need to create programming languages and compilers that will allow programmers to harness quantum phenomena. In this talk, Alfred Aho will look at quantum computing from a compiler writer’s perspective and discuss some of the formidable challenges that face quantum computer compilers.