Yazhen Wang, Professor, Statistics, UW-Madison
Date and Time: Apr 16, 2013 (12:30 PM)
Location: Orchard room (3280) at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building
Quantum computation and quantum information are of great current
interest in computer science, mathematics, physical sciences and
engineering. They will likely lead to a new wave of technological
innovations in communication, computation and cryptography.
As the theory of quantum physics is fundamentally stochastic,
randomness and uncertainty are deeply rooted in quantum computation,
quantum simulation and quantum information. Thus statistics can play an
important role in quantum computation and quantum simulation, which in
turn offer great potential to revolutionize computational statistics. This
talk will give a brief review on quantum computation, introduce quantum
tomography and compressed sensing and present the recent work on
their statistical connection.