June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: NASA Embarks on the Quantum Computing Path
Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:10:30 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
Speaker:   Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center
Abstract:   NASA has recently established the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) to explore the potential for quantum computers to tackle optimization problems that are difficult or impossible for traditional supercomputers to handle. Through an innovative partnership with Google and Universities Space Research Association (USRA), QuAIL houses a 512-qubit D-Wave Two system at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at Ames Research Center. Our research objectives are to determine whether this system can solve certain problems of interest to NASA using quantum annealing. We present early results from various application areas such as mission planning and scheduling, system diagnostics and anomaly detection, and knowledge extraction from data fusion.