QSEC Quantum Computing Seminar Series: 08/25/2020

12 pm, August 25, 2020
Invited Speaker: Anton Lukyanenko, GMU Mathematical Sciences Department

Topic: Quantum Algorithms for Optimal Path Finding

Location: Zoom

QSEC’s quantum computing subgroup will organize and host a seminar series throughout the upcoming semester. The series will be kicked off on Tuesday August 25 with Mathematics faculty Prof. Anton Lukyanenko giving a short presentation. These events are free and open to the public. For any questions, contact qsec@gmu.edu. Below is the abstract of Prof. Lukyanenko’s talk and meeting information:

Path planning is a central task in controlling vehicles, autonomous drones, and industrial robots. While classical methods are able to navigate low-complexity environments, they suffer from an exponential increase in runtime when additional degrees of freedom are introduced. I will discuss a new quantum-computing-based approach to the problem, developed this summer with Michael Jarret and John Kent. We hope to provide an exponential speedup over classical algorithms, with eventual applications to higher-dimensional holonomic systems (e.g. quadcopter swarms) and non-holonomic systems (e.g. cars and airplanes).

Meeting Information
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