LECTURER: Dr. Vesselin Gueorguiev
DATE: 17.01.2019 /THURSDAY/ 18:00
VENUE: NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY
The main aim of the talk is to provide a general overview of the current status of the Quantum Computing industry. The talk will briefly review the history of computing and physics and how are they intertwined to lead to the idea of Quantum Computing (QC) and to the development of QC as a branch of Information Science. The key Quantum Concepts relevant to Quantum Computing and its applications will be discussed. Current status of the hardware and software resources will be outlined and main problems and future directions will be pointed out.
Dr. Vesselin Gueorguiev obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2002 from the Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; in 2004 he went to Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain as a NATO research fellow; from 2004 to 2007, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA. Dr. Gueorguiev has authored and co-authored more than 50 articles, three of which are publications in the Physical Review Letters, he has more than ten scientific papers with over ten citations each, the total citations to his papers exceeds 500 in the scientific literature. He has taught physics and astronomy at UC Merced and CSU Stanislaus in California, USA, and SCUPI in Chengdu, China. Currently, he is an associate member of the Institute for Advanced Physical Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria, and also at Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship, New Jersey, USA.