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Meet up

London Quantum Computing: Quantum Computing Algorithms for optimised Planning and Scheduling (QCAPS)

Tuesday, 13th November at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by London Quantum Computing in November 2018

Quantum Computing Algorithms for optimised Planning and Scheduling (QCAPS)

The aim of the project is to explore the technical/business feasibility of enhancing existing techniques for optimising planning and scheduling tasks with quantum algorithms and to explore specific market applications of these hybrid techniques for distribution logistics/traffic-flow optimisation, operations management and telecommunications networks. The project included experiments with the quantum annealing systems from D-Wave Systems on a variety of optimisation problems and a comparative analysis with other universal (circuit-model) quantum computing (QC) approaches. An innovation workshop was held, involving more than 50 people from key industry sectors (potential end-users), as well as quantum computing experts from academia/industry and other quantum stakeholders/fund-holders. The results of the experiments and workshop outputs have informed the market assessment/roadmaps for exploiting quantum algorithms for optimised planning/scheduling tasks, and will inform the ‘road-mapping’ activity currently sponsored by InnovateUK and supported by the UK Quantum Technology Programme

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Robert Desimone

Roberto Desimone is currently on sabbatical from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he manages strategic innovation with disruptive technologies. He has a strong background in Artificial Intelligence with a PhD in Machine Learning from the AI department at the University of Edinburgh. He worked on US DoD DARPA programmes in early 1990s applying AI planning and scheduling techniques to military logistics and combat operations (Operation Desert Storm, Iraq War1) and worked for UK MoD for 15 years exploiting AI for military command decision-making. He got involved in quantum computing in 2013 and has been supporting the UK Quantum Technology Programme by holding commercialisation workshops for InnovateUK since 2016. This presentation covers an InnovateUK grant for exploring quantum algorithms for optimised planning and scheduling tasks.

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Overview

Quantum Computing Algorithms for optimised Planning and Scheduling (QCAPS)

The aim of the project is to explore the technical/business feasibility of enhancing existing techniques for optimising planning and scheduling tasks with quantum algorithms and to explore specific market applications of these hybrid techniques for distribution logistics/traffic-flow optimisation, operations management and telecommunications networks. The project included experiments with the quantum annealing systems from D-Wave Systems on a variety of optimisation problems and a comparative analysis with other universal (circuit-model) quantum computing (QC) approaches. An innovation workshop was held, involving more than 50 people from key industry sectors (potential end-users), as well as quantum computing experts from academia/industry and other quantum stakeholders/fund-holders. The results of the experiments and workshop outputs have informed the market assessment/roadmaps for exploiting quantum algorithms for optimised planning/scheduling tasks, and will inform the ‘road-mapping’ activity currently sponsored by InnovateUK and supported by the UK Quantum Technology Programme

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Robert Desimone

Roberto Desimone is currently on sabbatical from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he manages strategic innovation with disruptive technologies. He has a strong background in Artificial Intelligence with a PhD in Machine Learning from the AI department at the University of Edinburgh. He worked on US DoD DARPA programmes in early 1990s applying AI planning and scheduling techniques to military logistics and combat operations (Operation Desert Storm, Iraq War1) and worked for UK MoD for 15 years exploiting AI for military command decision-making. He got involved in quantum computing in 2013 and has been supporting the UK Quantum Technology Programme by holding commercialisation workshops for InnovateUK since 2016. This presentation covers an InnovateUK grant for exploring quantum algorithms for optimised planning and scheduling tasks.

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