(Yahoo.Finance) Quantum Computing Inc. has announced its QUBT University program (QUBT U). The program will empower qualified students to get hands-on experience with quantum computing and quantum-ready algorithms like QUBO and QAOA by providing access to QCI’s flagship product Qatalyst™, a ready-to-run software for solving complex optimization problems on both classical and quantum computers, as well as quantum educational resources. Students can solve their first quantum-ready problem within a few days versus the many months it might otherwise take to code the same quantum problem as a quantum program.
The Quantum Club of Notre Dame University will be the first student participants in QUBT University. They will solve three complex problems, each with increasing difficulty, as part of the initial Qatalyst work. Their experiences and feedback will be instrumental in expanding and evolving QUBT U to advance education in the field.
QUBT U gives students the opportunity to work with a variety of classical (CPU) and quantum (QPU) computers, using advanced quantum techniques. With Qatalyst, students will solve complex constrained optimization problems on classical computers and a diversity of quantum computers including D-Wave, IonQ and Rigetti, all via AWS Braket.
“We are launching QUBT U to empower those students in academic fields that will leverage quantum computers in the future,” said Robert Liscouski, CEO of QCI. “By giving them the opportunity to experience a simpler way to solve complex problems with quantum computers, we’re exposing them to a more effective method to take advantage of quantum powered technology.”