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  • ECE-EP Seminar - Quntao Zhuang, Friday, March 11th at 2pm in EEB 248

    Fri, Mar 11, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Quntao Zhuang, University of Arizona

    Talk Title: Quantum Information Processing: From Fundamentals to Applications

    Abstract: Quantum physics has changed the way we understand nature, and also the way we process information. Starting from the fundamental questions raised a century ago, we have now entered an era of quantum engineering. In this talk, I will introduce our recent results on quantum sensing and communication. Quantum sensing utilizes quantum effects such as coherence, squeezing and entanglement to boost measurement sensitivity. I will summarize the paradigm of distributed quantum sensing, which utilizes multi-partite entanglement to boost the measurement of an arbitrary function of local network parameters, generalizing the famous Heisenberg limit of quantum sensing; distributed quantum sensing has a wide range of applications, including dark matter search in different platforms and quantum machine learning. Then, I will briefly present our recent results on quantum radar and quantum spectroscopy. Finally, I will introduce our works on quantum communication. Claude Shannon established the famous classical capacity of communication channels---the ultimate rate at which classical physics allows us to communicate. Quantum physics has made things more interesting. To begin with, I will introduce our recent works in breaking the Shannon capacity for the first time, by utilizing quantum entanglement; Next, I will briefly summarize works on quantum information transmission, including quantum transduction and quantum repeaters.

    Biography: Quntao Zhuang is an assistant professor in ECE and Optical Sciences at University of Arizona. He joined university of Arizona in 2019 after a brief postdoc at University of California, Berkeley. He got his PHD in physics from MIT in 2018. He received the NSF CAREER award in 2022, DARPA Young Faculty Award and Craig M. Berge Dean's Fellow in 2020.

    Host: ECE-Electrophysics

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski


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