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  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IUPTI Seminar: Quantum Computing

Anurag Shankar talks quantum computing and the potential impact on public cryptography.

Event details

  • Date & time
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Location
    Innovation Center (IC) and ICTC
    IC Room 105 and ICTC IT203
    Bloomington (IUB) and Indianapolis (IUPUI)

About this event

Presented by Anurag Shankar a Senior Security Analyst at Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR). His expertise includes regulatory compliance (HIPAA and FISMA) and cybersecurity risk management. He has helped numerous institutions tackle HIPAA compliance and is responsible for developing a NIST based risk management framework and using it to align IU's central research cyberinfrastructure with HIPAA. His past experience includes nearly two decades of developing, delivering, and managing IU's central research cyberinfrastructure including services such as Unix support, distributed storage, computational grids, and HIPAA aligned solutions for clinical researchers. He is a computational astrophysicist by training (Ph.D. University of Illinois, '90).

Quantum Computing has been getting more and more attention in recent years because of its potential impact on public cryptography.  While there is no immediate threat to internet commerce, efforts at building real quantum computers are slowly gathering momentum.  There is already a commercial quantum computer available for sale and more are in the works.  This seminar will provide a broad overview of this fascinating area, including basic quantum mechanics and quantum computing concepts, the state of art today, applications, and related concepts such as quantum crypto and quantum teleportation.

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