Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024


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COMP 558 001 (CRN: 25621)


Department: Computer Science
Instructor: Patel, Tirthak
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:15PM TR (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 50
Section Enrolled: 6
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 50
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 39
Enrollment data as of: 25-JUN-2024 4:32PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM S
Description: Quantum computing is an emerging field with the potential to revolutionize various industries, including cryptography, scientific computation, optimization, and machine learning. Quantum Computing Algorithms is a course designed to introduce students to the foundations and practical algorithms of quantum computing from a systems perspective to equip them for the evolving technological landscape. The course will first refresh students on required mathematical concepts in linear algebra, probabilities, and statistics. Students will also learn about fundamental quantum principles, including superposition, entanglement, reversibility, interference, and circuits. The course will then delve into advanced quantum algorithms, especially variational and parameterized codes, including search, optimization, machine learning, and quantum simulation. Students will gain hands-on experience with Python-based quantum programming languages, Cirq and Tensorflow Quantum, to program current quantum computers. Cross-list: COMP 458. Recommended Prerequisite(s): COMP 382 and (CMOR 302 or CMOR 303 or MATH 355 or MATH 354) Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for COMP 558 if student has credit for COMP 458.