IIT Madras 1st Indian Institution to Ride on IBM Quantum Network

BENGALURU: IIT-Madras is the first Indian institution to join IBM’s quantum network to advance quantum computing skills development and research in the country, the tech major announced Monday.
IIT Madras’ Center for Quantum information, communication and computing (CQuICC) will focus on advancing core algorithms in research areas such as quantum machine learning, quantum optimization and application research in the financial sector.
IBM said that IIT Madras gains cloud-based access to its most advanced quantum computing systems and quantum expertise to explore practical applications for business and society.
“This collaboration with the IBM Quantum Network Brands an exciting new phase for our Center. It builds on our successful collaboration last year in quantum computing education and promises to open new avenues and directions for research and innovation,” said Dr. Anil Prabhakar, Professor, Department of Electrical EngineeringIIT Madras.
They will use IBM Quantum services alongside the open-source ‘Qiskit’ framework to explore areas such as quantum algorithms, quantum machine learning, quantum error correction and mitigation, quantum tomography and quantum chemistry, as well as advance and grow the quantum computer. ecosystem in the country.
Researchers from IIT Madras will contribute to advancing research on the application of quantum computing with support from IBM Research India in domains relevant to India.
β€œThe collaboration will open new avenues to work with industry partners to accelerate research, make quantum real and create a vibrant quantum ecosystem in India,” said Sandip Patel, general manager of IBM India.
IBM and IIT Madras have a long cooperation in education and research such as: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.A
Last year, IIT Madras joined IBM’s Quantum Education Program to provide its students and faculty with access to IBM quantum learning resources, quantum tools, and quantum systems for teaching and research purposes.
IBM Quantum and IIT Madras also jointly offered a quantum computing course on the NPTEL platform to more than 10,000 participants.
“This collaboration with the IBM Quantum Network marks an exciting new phase for our center,” said Dr. Anil Prabhakar, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras.

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