Quynh Nguyen

Quynh  Nguyen
MIT EECS | Landsman Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Dirk R. Englund
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Quantum
Years: 2021-2022
Research Project Title:

Quantum Error Correction Using Quantum Wasserstein Distance

abstract:Quantum error correction is the study of protocols that protect quantum information from unwanted environmental interactions, typically via encoding a logical qubit into many physical qubits. Quantum error correction is key in building large-scale quantum computers. The quantum Wasserstein distance is a recently proposed metric for quantifying the difference between two quantum states. It can capture local differences between two quantum states better than pre-existing metrics. This property is extremely useful for applications in quantum error correction. Our goal is to use the quantum Wasserstein distance metric as a tool to find and analyze new quantum error-correcting codes.

I am participating in this SuperUROP to gain advanced research experiences in quantum information science and to learn how to effectively communicate research results. I hope to publish a paper by the end of this SuperUROP project if I have meaningful results to display.