Keio University Free Online Course on Understanding Quantum Computers

Keio University is offering free online course on Understanding Quantum Computers. This course is for anyone interested in quantum computing at the “popular science” level.

In this three week course, applicants will explore the key concepts of quantum computing and find out how it’s changing computer science. This course will start on October 2, 2017.

Course At Glance 

Length: 3 weeks
Effort: 4 hours/week
Subject: Understanding Quantum Computers
Institution: Keio University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on October 2, 2017

Providers’ Details

Keio University is a private, comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the Greater Tokyo area. It offers an environment of academic and research excellence in a wide range of fields, and includes a university hospital.

About This Course

University will finish with a brief look at quantum computing hardware and the budding quantum information technology industry.

Key concepts will be explained graphically, with minimal mathematics required.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Describe a few key applications of quantum computing
  • Explain the role of quantum computing in the future and recognize the role of Moore’s Law in the future of computing
  • Lead for a mathematical course in quantum information concepts
  • Explore the value proposition in available and forthcoming quantum information technology products
  • Identify the importance of quantum superposition, entanglement and interference in quantum algorithms

Requirements

Anyone interested in quantum computing at the “popular science” level.

High school students, college students, and computer professionals interested in developing a qualitative understanding of quantum computing in order to understand the future of computing will benefit.

Being comfortable with vectors, sine waves and the basic concepts of probability will be beneficial.

Instructors

Rodney Van Meter

Rodney Van Meter studied at Caltech, USC, and Keio. He has been working on quantum computing since 2003. He is the author of the book “Quantum Networking” (Wiley-ISTE, 2014).

Takahiko Satoh

Takahiko Satoh studied at Keio and U.Tokyo. His research field is quantum computing, especially quantum computer architecture and quantum network architecture.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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