(EECS 598: Special Topics in EECS)

New Course Announcement for Fall 2001 (flyer.pdf)

Organizers: Professors John Hayes and Igor Markov 
Meeting time: Thursday 3:00 – 5:00pm 
Location: EECS Room 3427 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructors. Participants should have a strong background in logic synthesis, linear algebra, and algorithms. 
Credit: This course can be taken for 1-3 500-level units. 
Coursework: each enrolled student is expected to present one recent research paper; there will be sets of homework and a term project.

Summary: This special-topics course is intended to explore the area of quantum computation, focusing on the design and analysis of quantum logic circuits. No prior knowledge of quantum computing or quantum physics is required, but participants will be expected to read and present papers on topics of interest. After some introductory lectures on basic principles, the course will cover the following topics: quantum circuit synthesis, simulation and testing, matrix methods, algorithm implementation, error-correction techniques, experimental systems, research problems.

Required textbook: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
by Michael A. Nielsen, Isaac L. Chuang
Amazon Price: $47.95 (ships in 24 hours)
Paperback – 675 pages (September 2000)
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 0521635039; 

RequiredCollection of papers (downloadable here), Lecture notes
Homework assignments

Topics covered in class     Lecture plan     Sample project topics