IBM Teams with Universities to Develop Quantum Computing Workforce. Major corporations continued taking their quantum computing efforts to universities. Recent announcements from IBM highlight new efforts with universities in the United States. New collaboration between the University of Chicago and IBM on the heels of IBM’s announcements and actions with North Carolina State were highlighted by the schools.
University of Chicago. IBM’s new work with the University of Chicago is a collaborative effort call EPiQC — Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computing (EPiQC). The project is aimed to develop interest in quantum computing through resource sharing and training. Though the program is funded by the National Science Foundation, the end goal is to significantly reduce the size and reliability needed for quantum machines to run useful programs and that is where IBM’s sees its core involvement.
“Through this collaboration, EPiQC will collaborate with the IBM quantum computing initiative, IBM Q, on new software that optimizes IBM’s superconducting quantum technology. EPiQC researchers will receive priority research access to IBM Q technologies and data to develop and test new quantum software systems.”
North Carolina State. State school leadership and IBM are establishing quantum computing curricula to produce qualified workers for the quantum computing industry.
“The Raleigh site is one of five IBM Q Hub’s worldwide, forming part of IBM Q Network. The network is a collaboration between IBM and top Fortune 500 companies, national research labs and leading universities, established to advance quantum computing. At the Hub, students work alongside scientists, researchers and engineers to advance future state computers.” The university paired with IBM to join the IBM Q Network this past fall. The network gives students access to some of the most advanced and scalable universal systems available.