Event led by Lehigh’s QCOL team ISE Professors Terlaky and Zuluaga and CSE Professor Carr

The prestigious Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (G2S3) program was founded by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) as a result of a generous bequest of former SIAM president Gene Golub. Once a year, the G2S3 program offers a graduate level summer school in an area of applied mathematics, computational science, and/or industrial mathematics. The 2023 G2S3 was awarded to Lehigh’s Quantum Computing and Optimization Laboratory (QCOL) team with the theme “Quantum Computing and Optimization”. For this purpose, SIAM has provided the team with $147,400 in funding to cover organization and participation costs.

By harnessing the properties of subatomic particles, quantum computing (QC) has the potential to radically transform our capability to solve extremely difficult optimization problems for which no efficient classical algorithms exist. Prof. Carr says that “the goal of 2023 G2S3 is to help build the next generation of QC researchers by bringing together QC and optimization experts and students in an inquiry-based learning environment”. The program will provide a concentrated review of necessary prerequisite math, optimization, and classical and quantum computing material. The QC-specific curriculum will then be broken into three parts: foundations of QC, quantum optimization techniques, and advanced topics and applications in QC. Students will work closely with lecturers to apply their learning by engaging in interactive seminars and labs. Participants will be graduate and advanced undergraduate students from all over the world.

The summer school will be held from July 30 to August 12, 2023. Professors Terlaky, Zuluaga, Carr, and Yang, in collaboration with Ph.D. students from the QCOL team, will host 2023 G2S3 in Mohler Lab, the home of the Lehigh ISE Department, which provides an ideal infrastructure for lectures and computer labs with state-of-the-art QC tools. Prof. Zuluaga says that "hosting this distinguished SIAM School at Lehigh University is an additional and valuable step by the QCOL group to make Lehigh a leader in the area of Quantum Computing and Optimization”.

For more information, please visit: siamquantum.lehigh.edu.