NASA Workshop on Quantum Computing for Aeroscience and Engineering

NASA Workshop on Quantum Computing for Aeroscience and Engineering

NASA Workshop on Quantum Computing for Aeroscience and Engineering 

November 7-8, 2017 

NASA Langley Research Center

Workshop Venue:

Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation (“The Lighthouse”)

8000 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23435


quantum_closeup_smallAlgorithms and hardware for quantum computing are reaching a critical stage in their development where engineering applications will become almost within reach. A variety of hardware has been developed that have attracted significant interest in making these systems practical for supporting large scale engineering computations. These developments present an extraordinary opportunity to advance computing power. However, utilization of quantum phenomena is extraordinarily challenging due to its delicate nature and difficulty in measurement and control. Success of these computational systems requires strategic coordination between physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers for technology transition from the laboratory to robust and scalable computations for practical problems of interest to NASA.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together experts on quantum information science and computation to understand the latest developments and current challenges in algorithms, hardware, and technology transition to engineering applications. The workshop aims to accelerate technology transition towards outstanding engineering problems that are expected to be achievable using quantum computations in the coming decade. The workshop’s goals include developing a roadmap for success towards solution strategies for engineering applications. These applications may include computational materials research, computational fluid dynamics and aerothermodynamics, among others. The agenda will include discussions on the latest advances in scalability, universal logic and error correction with the aim to understand the next set of challenges required to control quantum systems, measure their outputs, and preserve their properties from outside disturbances. The interested stakeholders will present or take part in discussion on challenges to transition the current state-of-the-art to large scale engineering and data science related problems.  Discussions aimed toward technology transition will be focused on the following four areas:

  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum computing hardware
  • Manufacturing and control of quantum systems
  • Engineering applications

We envision developing a roadmap that defines the next set of realistic challenges that can be met over the next ∼10-15 years. The workshop will take input from the experts in the field to identify how our current knowledge from physicists, computer scientists, and mathematicians may be transitioned to engineering to guide advances in a broad range of engineering technologies.  In addition, the workshop will help build partnerships across intersections of noted disciplines to guide algorithms and hardware development for applications of interest.

This workshop is co-sponsored by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

Registration:  Click HERE to register.


Speakers: Click HERE for abstracts and biographies.

Mohammad Amin, D-Wave Systems

Timothy Barth, NASA Ames

Dennis Bushnell, NASA Langley

Jerry Chow, IBM

Blake Johnson, Rigetti Corp.

Sabre Kais, Purdue University

David Keyes, KAUST

Jeremy Levy, Pittsburgh Quantum Institute

John Martinis, Google

Chris Monroe, University of Maryland

Eleanor Rieffel, NASA Ames

Martin Roetteler, Microsoft

Michelle Simmons, University of New South Wales

Rolanda Somma, Los Alamos National Lab

Jeffrey Yepez, University of Hawaii


Organizing Committee:
Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center
Peyman Givi, University of Pittsburgh
Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yousuff Hussaini, Florida State University 
Mujeeb Malik, NASA Langley Research Center (Chair)
Joseph Morrison, NASA Langley Research Center
William Oates, Florida State University 


Agenda: Not available as yet.


Lodging: Attendees are responsible for their own lodging. For your convenience, here are some hotels in the surrounding area. **List has been updated with accommodations that are closer to the new venue.**

TownePlace Suites – 757-483-5177
8050 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA

Courtyard by Marriott – 757-483-5777
8060 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA

Hilton Garden Inn  757-484-9001
5921 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA

Hampton Inn & Suites – 757-465-7000
4449 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, VA

Comfort Suites Harbour View – 757-215-0700
5409 Plummer Blvd., Suffolk, VA

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Conference Center – 757-673-3000
425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA

Candlewood Suites – 757-405-3030
4809 Market Place, Chesapeake, VA


Travel:  There are two major airports in the surrounding area: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF).



100 Exploration Way
Hampton, VA 23666