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Thematic Program on Mathematics in Quantum Information
July-August, 2009

August 22-23, 2009
Canadian Quantum Information Student Conference

Organizing Committee
Osama Moussa (Waterloo), Chair
Nathaniel Johnston (Guelph)

Gina Passante (Waterloo)
Chao Zhuang (Toronto)

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Distinguished talks, as voted on by participants, will be awarded good prizes. CQISC is a conference of graduate students, by graduate students, for graduate students. Everyone participating in the conference is encouraged to contribute with a (tentatively, 20+/-5 minutes) talk or a poster to let us know what they're working on. Time constraints might limit the number of available slots for talks. Registration fees have been waived for all participants, and some funding is available to support accommodation and travel.

For any questions or comments, please email: cqisc2009 at gmail dot com

See you in Toronto.

Conference Schedule

Saturday, August 22
9:15 - 9:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Fields Director Ed Bierstone & Conference Organizers
9:30 - 10:00 Miroslav Gavenda (Palacky University Olomouc)
Measurement-induced entanglement localization on a three-photon system
10:00 - 10:30 Chen-Fu Chiang (University of Central Florida)
A Quantum Algorithm for Approximating Partition Functions
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Aharon Brodutch (Macquarie University)
Zero discord
11:30 - 12:00 Jibran Rashid (University of Calgary)
Optimal Protocols for Non-locality Distillation
12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 - 2:30 Nathaniel Johnston (University of Guelph)
The Multiplicative Domain in Quantum Error Correction
2:30 - 3:00 Nishan Mudalige (University of Guelph)
The Geometry of The Higher-Rank Numerical Range and its Implications in Quantum Data Error Correction
3:00 - 3:30

Easwar Magesan (University of Waterloo)
Characterizing the Quantum Gate Fidelity

3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30 Lauri Lehman (Macquarie University)
Quantum walks with anyons
4:30 - 5:00 Anya Tafliovich (University of Toronto)
Predicative Quantum Programming
5:00 - 5:30 pm Mini-reception
Fields Institute
5:30 - 7:00 The Status and Future of Quantum Information in Canada; a conversation with Dr. Raymond Laflamme
7:30 - 10:00 Conference dinner
Alice Fazooli's, 294 Adelaide St. W. (At John Street)
Sunday, August 23
9:00 - 9:30 Jason Crann (University of Guelph)
The Geometry of Anticoherent Spin States
9:30 - 10:00 Corey O'Meara (University of Guelph)
The geometry of Schur maps and their application to the description of random unitary channels
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00 Ressa S. Said (Macquarie University)
Atomic phase estimation using a composite method of adaptive feedback and multiple phase shifts
111:00 - 11:30 Borzumehr Toloui (University of Calgary)
Frameness of Formation for Single Qubits
11:30 - 12:00 Nathan Killoran (IQC)
Remote state preparation: Quantum vs. Classical
12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 - 2:30 Olivier Landon-Cardinal (Universite de Montreal)
Decoherence Supression via environment preparation
2:30 - 3:00

Osama Moussa (Institute for Quantum Computing)
Testing contextuality on quantum ensembles with one clean qubit

3:00 - 3:30 pm Gina Passante (University of Waterloo)
Approximating the Jones polynomial: an NMR experiment
3:30 -4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30

Devon N. Biggerstaff (Institute for Quantum Computing)
Optical implementation of a POVM measurement for photonic cluster-state quantum computing

4:30 - 5:00 Meyer-Scott, Evan (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Key Distribution at 810 nm Through Installed Fibre Optics
5:00 pm Distinguished talks awards

Confirmed Participants as of August 25, 2009

Fullname University/Affiliation
Biggerstaff, Devon N. Institute for Quantum Computing
Brodutch, Aharon Macquarie University
Chiang, Chen-Fu University of Central Florida
Crann, Jason University of Guelph
Ernst, Moritz Universitaet zu Koeln
Fiedler, Heinz Université de Montréal
Fung, Jennifer University of Waterloo
Guenda, Kenza University of Algiers
Halevy, Itamar  
Ho, Shen Yong University of Toronto
Johnston, Nathaniel University of Guelph
Killoran, Nathan IQC
Kubica, Aleksander University of Warsaw
Kumar, Daniel UNC- Chapel Hill
Laflamme, Raymond University of Waterloo
Landon-Cardinal, Olivier Universite de Montreal
Lehman, Lauri Macquarie University
Lim, Jacques Bunrith IRMAR
Magesan, Easwar IQC
Marvian, Iman IQC
Meyer-Scott, Evan University of Waterloo
Moussa, Osama University of Waterloo
Mudalige, Nishan University of Guelph
O'Meara, Corey University of Guelph
Passante, Gina University of Waterloo
Rashid, Jibran University of Calgary
Said, Ressa Macquarie University
Schmidt, Kirstyn  
Schönfeldt, Johann-Heinrich Macquarie University
Tafliovich, Anya University of Toronto
Toloui, Borzumehr University of Calgary, Institute for Quantum Information Science
Zhuang, Chao University of Toronto


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