(Fall 2022) CS 410/510 - Intro to Quantum Computing


  • <2022-09-26 Mon> Syllabus is posted below.
  • <2022-03-21 Mon> Welcome! Please stay tuned for updates.


  • Syllabus: PDF.
  • Instructor: Prof. Fang Song
  • Email: fsong “AT” pdx.edu. Please start your email subject line with “f22-4510-qc”.
  • Lectures: TR 10:00 - 11:50 @ EB 92
  • Office hours: R 12:00 - 13:00 (FAB 120-25 and Zoom).
  • Google classroom: join with code fxt4khl.
  • Overview: The law of quantum physics enables quantum computing, a new paradigm of computation. It enables solving some problems that are intractable on classical computers. In this course, we will study the basic principles and techniques of quantum computing, and discuss some exciting applications. Aside from the technical contents, an important goal of this course is to make you a more critical reader so you will have a better idea when flooded with news articles on quantum computing. For the theory-savvy students, this course would also prepare you for future exploration in this emerging field.
  • Prerequisite: Previous knowledge in quantum mechanics is NOT required. This course will be theory-oriented involving reading and writing mathematical proofs. Maturity in algorithm analysis, linear algebra, and basic probability theory will be essential. Some coding proficiency is required (preferably in Python).
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