Transforming how we communicate, compute, and sense our world
The QuantumX initiative at the University of Washington seeks to facilitate and support activities to accelerate quantum discoveries and technologies.
QuantumX faculty and researchers are exploring the following areas:
Hardware, software, and algorithms to realize solutions to problems intractable on classical computers.
Materials development to enable quantum technologies and the study of materials whose properties emerge from quantum interactions
Quantum Communication and Networks
Hardware, software, and algorithms to realize secure communication protected by the laws of quantum mechanics. The development of quantum networks for scaling both communication and computation systems.
Using quantum coherence and entanglement to achieve new limits in sensing
Using controlled quantum systems to simulate materials from small molecules to solids, with applications ranging from more efficient electronics to clean energy.
Quantum Research at the UW
The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering seek outstanding candidates with expertise in quantum information science and technology (QIST) to apply for new full-time faculty positions. The new ECE and ME positions are supported by a UW College of Engineering cluster hiring initiative in QIST, while new CSE hires in QIST will be closely aligned with UW’s community of QIST researchers.
Professors Kai-Mei Fu, Martin Savage, and Nathan Wiebe join Microsoft and PNNL in $965 million effort to advance U.S. quantum computing.
UW team receives National Science Foundation award to help increase capacity of quantum computing systems
A team led by UW Electrical & Computer Engineering professors Mo Li, Arka Majumdar and Karl Böhringer was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator, a new initiative to accelerate use-inspired research addressing societal challenges. The team will be working to increase the capacity of quantum computing systems to retain and process information.