PRESS RELEASE — An innovative collaboration between quantum researchers and industry partners has been formalized by the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI), a not-for-profit organization created to help secure British Columbia’s position as a global leader in the application of quantum computing technology to real-world problems.
To date, 11 faculty researchers from universities in British Columbia have been named as the initial Affiliate Fellows, coming from Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of Victoria (UVic) and University of British Columbia (UBC).
“We are excited about this program, which will further our goal of bringing together academia and industry, along with government, to grow and strengthen the Canadian quantum research community and we encourage and welcome researchers from all of the universities in Canada to apply to this program,” explained Brad Lackey, Chair of the QAI Board of Directors.
Affiliate Fellows, who are appointed initially for a one year term (renewable subject to funding) may participate in all QAI activities, as well as receive a variety of support services for themselves and their students and postdocs.
Among the benefits to QAI Affiliate Fellows are:
- Engagement with quantum research at QAI
- Opportunities for their students and postdocs to research quantum solutions to real world problems presented by QAI industry partners
- Administrative support related to QAI events
- Use of QAI day-use workspace to further interaction with QAI and industry partners
- Other benefits to be named in the coming months
The initial Affiliate Fellows include Daria Ahrensmeier, Matt Amy, Kero Lau, from SFU; Rogerio De Sousa, Hausi Muller, Irina Paci, Ulrike Stege, from UVic; Olivia Di Matteo, Roman Krems, Prashant Nair and Andrew C. Potter, from UBC.
Researchers at Canadian universities may obtain more information or apply by submitting an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a list of publications to [email protected].
About Quantum Algorithms Institute
Headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia, the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to help secure British Columbia’s position as a global leader in the application of quantum computing technology to real-world problems. To learn more about how the Quantum Algorithms Institute can de-risk your quantum journey, visit https://quantumalgorithms.ca.