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Networks of Networks of Quantum Repeaters

Date and Time
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Computer Science 401
Rodney Van Meter, from Keio University
Margaret Martonosi

Experimental progress toward quantum repeaters is moving at a tremendous rate, and theorists have proposed half a dozen approaches to managing errors to create high-fidelity entanglement along a chain of repeaters.  The next frontier is extending from one-dimensional chains to complex topologies.  Problems in network engineering include robust protocol design and resource management.  I will give an overview of these issues, then discuss the even more daunting challenge of creating networks of networks -- a true quantum Internet -- capable of coupling networks that are heterogeneous in both physical technology and error management scheme.

Rodney Van Meter received a B.S. in engineering and applied science from the California Institute of Technology in 1986, an M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Keio University in 2006. His current research centers on quantum computer architecture and quantum networking.  Other research interests include storage systems, networking, and post-Moore's Law computer architecture.  He is now an Associate Professor of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa Campus.  Dr. Van Meter is a member of AAAS, ACM and IEEE.

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