ECS 203 Novel Computing Technologies
Here's a link to last year's class and
Time: TR 12:10-1:30
Room: 127 Wellman
Prof. Fred Chong;
office hours by appointment; Eng II 3031
office hours by appointment; Eng II 2239
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang,
Cambridge Press, 2000.
Project Drafts due 11/20/03
Project final papers due 12/4/03
Problem Sets 15%
Discussion Topic 20%
Project Proposals and Drafts 15%
Project Final Report 35%
Lab 1: Due Oct 23rd. (html)
Lab 2: Due Nov 20th. (html)
Assign a paper for the class to read, one week before your discussion day.
Make up a short question/study guide based upon that paper and make it available one week before the discussion day. (You can find samples of
this from the 250C class).
Present the paper and supplemental material on your assigned day.
Lead discussion, with our help, on the subject.
Here's a link to last year's class and topics.
Here is an
example project paper. The project has two goals:
A critique of 3-5 related research papers. This is not a book
report. Do not just summarize what is in the papers.
Point out shortcomings and possible areas for extension.
Extension of the area. Address shortcomings or extend the work
in the papers. Come up with some ideas and test them with a
short project. This can be in the form of some
simple analysis, simulations, algorithms, or models. Remember to pick
something that will fit in a quarter.
Lecture (Thu 9/25/03): Project topics, technology overview, quantum computing introduction
Lecture (Tue 9/30/03): Quantum technologies
Lecture (Thu 10/2/03): Quantum gates, entanglement, teleportation
Lecture (Tue 10/7/03): Super-dense coding, Deutsch's algorithm
Lecture (Thu 10/9/03): Shor's algorithm
Lecture (Tue 10/14/03): Error correction
Lecture (Thu 10/16/03): Quantum wires and Classical control
Lecture (Tue 10/21/03): Quantum Cryptography - Ed Elliot
Lecture (Thu 10/23/03): Adiabatic Quantum Computing - Darshan Thaker
Discussion (Tue 10/28/03): Nanoscale Electronics - Eric Klein
Discussion (Thu 10/30/03): DNA computing - Tufan Demir
Synthetic Biological Systems - Jennifer Burton
Discussion (Tue 11/4/03): MEMS-based optical routers - Smita Rai, Kelvin Yuk
Discussion (Thu 11/6/03): On-chip optical light paths - Xiao-Yan Yu
Veteran's Day (Tue 11/11/03): No class
Discussion (Thu 11/13/03): Novel display technologies - Sung Park
Discussion (Tue 11/18/03): Wireless sensor networks - Leo Szumel, Jason LeBrun
Discussion (Thu 11/20/03): Analog Computing - Jed Crandall, Erik Czernowski
Final Projects (Tue 11/25/03):
Thanksgiving (Thu 11/27/03): No Class
Final Projects (Tue 12/2/03):
Final Projects (Thu 12/4/03):
Last updated September 2003