UTS has formally launched a world-leading research centre achieving breakthroughs in the area of theoretical foundations of quantum programming that will one day enable quantum computers, as the technology becomes available.
The centre is also developing intelligent systems technology, including data mining research and applications that solve real-world problems.
Led by Professor Mingsheng Ying, the quantum computation team have achieved some breakthrough results in the areas of quantum programming, distributed and concurrent quantum computing, and in quantum information theory. Their results are complementary to other quantum computer research taking place in Australia.
Under the leadership of Professor Chengqi Zhang, the UTS Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems (QCIS) is developing innovative data mining algorithms that allow broad new areas for application. Both industry and government stand to make huge savings with these applications in areas as diverse as market surveillance, fraud detection and debt prevention.
The Centre was officially launched on 9 July by Professor Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer and former UTS staff emeber, who said this was an exciting area that had the potential to bring huge social and economic benefits to NSW and Australia.
"The research being done at UTS in theoretical and software applications of quantum computation complements work being done elsewhere in the State, placing NSW firmly in the forefront of this field."
The team at QCIS have just relocated to state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities at the heart of the City Campus.