Leading universities partner with IBM to accelerate joint research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing

Dr. Anthony Annunziata

Dr. Anthony Annunziata

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the expansion of the IBM Q Network to include a number of global universities with the intent to partner with IBM to accelerate joint research in quantum computing, and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business.

The IBM Q Network™ is the world's first community of Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions and research labs working to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications.

Today, IBM is announcing Florida State University, the University of Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Stony Brook University, and the University of Tokyo will have direct access to IBM Q's most-advanced commercially available quantum computing systems for teaching, and faculty and student research projects that advance quantum information science and explore early applications, as academic partners.

"Developing practical quantum applications that drive business and scientific breakthroughs requires a diverse ecosystem," said Dr. Anthony Annunziata [pictured], IBM Q Network Global Lead, IBM Research. "Partnering with these world-leading academic and research institutions is key as we work to educate, empower, and get the next generation of students 'quantum ready' to advance the field." More...