(BigNewsNetwork) China’s Tsinghua University has announced a Quantum Information Program led by Turing Award winner Andrew Chi-Chih Yao as chief professor. It is the third talent training program initiated at Tsinghua by the renowned computer scientist, after his computer science experimental program and artificial intelligence program.
It will offer courses on a range of topics, including quantum computer science, quantum communication and cryptography, computers and mathematics with applications. The program plans to recruit 20 undergraduate students this year.
At the launch, Yao said the courses would focus on basic research, integration of multiple disciplines and technologies, as well as theoretical and practical studies.
“Quantum information has become key in international sci-tech competition. However, there is a talent shortage and an urgent need for quantum scientists with cross-disciplinary backgrounds,” said Yao.