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About the CDQC

Just as digital electronic devices have transformed our society, quantum computing will advance science and technology in prodigious ways.

Harnessing the “magic” of quantum mechanics, quantum computing offers revolutionary information processing capabilities and speed that are unparalleled by any current technique based on classical means.

Thanks to the dedicated, worldwide effort of scientists and support from government and industry, there has been notable theoretical and experimental progress in demonstrating quantum computing, and its potential in a wide range of application areas. However, we still face a significant challenge in developing quantum devices that satisfy the following practical criteria:

  • Scalable
  • Resilient
  • Room-temperature
  • Mass producible
  • Networkable

Overcoming this challenge requires major breakthroughs in both engineering and basic science.

The Center for Distributed Quantum Computing (CDQC) at Stevens Institute of Technology develops new theoretical and experimental grounds with the goal of bringing quantum computing into reality.

Leveraging Stevens’ leading-edge research in reduced-dimensional materials, nanophotonics, cybersecurity, quantum control and ultrafast optics, the CDQC undertakes a cross-disciplinary approach to developing quantum computers that satisfy the practical criteria.

At present, the CDQC consists of over 40 faculty, postdoctoral and student researchers from 10 research groups in 5 interdisciplinary departments at Stevens, in addition to other universities and industrial partners.