HYDERABAD, India† Apr 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) hosted the first national symposium under the Quantum Enabled Science and Technology (QuEST) program initiated by DST April 11-13, 2022. The symposium was organized by QuEST National Coordinator Prof Arun K Pati of HRI Prayagraj and Prof. Apoorva Patel from ISc, bangalorecoordinator of QuEST.
The symposium was hosted by IIITH’s Center for Quantum Science and Technology (CQST) with a focus on the latest research and developments in Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Science and Quantum Technology. QuEST’s hybrid model brought together academic and industry researchers from across the country and included review/tutorials and invited and contributing lectures.
Prof. dr. Pati said: “Over the past 3 decades, the field of Quantum Computing and Quantum Information has evolved from theoretical possibilities to real practical applications. With that in mind, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) started the Quantum Enabled Science and Technology ( QUEST) program. QUEST is ready to get India Quantum ready and moving forward for the larger National Quantum Mission.”
In his inaugural address, DST Secretary Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar the need for institutes to focus on research translation and real world solutions, beyond publishing research papers and patents. He praised IIITH for its groundbreaking research and was especially grateful for its laboratory landing efforts and for establishing CQST, one of the indias dedicated and largest academic center for quantum science and technology. Convinced that India would be a leader in quantum computing by 2030, Dr. Chandrasekhar that: “The government of India is committed to investing in new technologies so that the nation’s true potential is realized”.
Prof PJ Narayanan said, “Quantum computing, communication, etc. are truly technologies with great future potential that we need to invest time and money in today. IIIT Hyderabad has built a strong group in its CQST and aims to play an important role in the country that combines expertise in Quantum Science & Technology with the Institute’s expertise in broad computing fields.”
dr. Indranil Chakrabarty van CQST said: “Organizing these kinds of initiatives and meetings in the future will be of great importance from the CQST perspective in building the ecosystem as CQST is very committed and focused on achieving excellence in Quantum Science and Technology”
The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of information technology, such as computer science, electronics and communication, and their applications in other domains through interdisciplinary research with greater societal impact. Some of his research areas include Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Construction Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Education Technologies, Power Systems, IT in the agriculture and e-Governance.
SOURCE International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad