The first and only undergraduate quantum computing organization at the University of Illinois

Aiming to eliminate the barrier of entry into the field for students of all backgrounds.

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About QUIUC

QUIUC was started in Spring 2019 to establish a community of students, faculty, and industry professionals with a combined interest in the future potentials of quantum computing to reshape our world. With the advent of the IQUIST, the University of Illinois made it clear they are supporting research in the field, however there still remained a gap for undergraduates to get involved or even just learn what the hottest buzzword in science was even all about. This is what QUIUC is meant to fulfill and supplement.

 

As a Special Interest Group (SIG) under the UIUC ACM Chapter, we are open to and have a place for students from any background or skill level. Aside from our educational workshops and research projects teams, we are working to bring in academic and industry professionals interested in giving tech talks, collaborating with our groups, or supporting our end mission.

 

Educational Workshops

Within QUIUC, we develop and put on educational workshops with the goal of building up our members with enough knowledge to work on future research projects. We cater to two different paths: crash courses and topic groups.

 

The crash course series focuses on solidifying the introductory and pre-requisite material for those new to the field. This series covers introductory quantum physics such as superposition, teleportation, and quantum logic gates (to name a few), as well as the requisite math and Python needed to work on these problems. All of the crash courses include hand-on demos or code samples, as well as problem sets for those that want extra practice.

 

The topic groups section is targeted towards more experienced members and is more open-ended. The model is simple: anyone that has taken a deep dive into a specific topic (i.e. worked on a project surrounding it) and wants to share what they learned can put on a session. The session would consist of a presentation to the topic, and an informal group discussion about it. The goal of topic groups is to brain storm ideas for new research projects, and explore the tools available for these.

Research Projects

In tandem with our educational workshops we support project teams interested in diving into learning more about an area through experience. Example project ideas include building out a simple quantum simulator, implementing algorithms on quantum frameworks (i.e. IBM Q Experience, Google CIRQ), and any other projects that members pitch. As an organization we do not dictate the projects people work on; it's whatever you and your peers want to delve into! Instead QUIUC will try to be a resource to those projects through infrastructure, seeking out faculty mentors, or connecting that project with industry.

People

Bailey Tincher

Bailey Tincher

President
Guangkuo Liu

Guangkuo Liu

Education Committee
Jenn Mueng

Jenn Mueng

Web Development

Upcoming Events

Sep 15 — 1:00pm

General Projects Meeting

Siebel Room 1105

Don't worry if you couldn't make it last week! Still plenty of time to join a project group or start a new one

Sep 15 — 3:00pm

QUIUC x ADSA - Python Crash Course (Part 2)

Siebel Room 1105

Learn or refresh on Python syntax and data structures.

Past Events

Sep 8 — 4:00pm

QUIUC x ADSA - Git Crash Course

Siebel Room 1105

Learn the basics of version control for working in teams. Please install Git beforehand and create an account at https://www.github.com

Sep 8 — 3:00pm

QUIUC x ADSA - Python Crash Course (Part 1)

Siebel Room 1105

Learn or refresh on Python syntax and data structures.

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