CS 290N Novel Computing Technologies
This course explores emerging computing and storage technologies from
the perspective of how they will affect the design of computer systems.
The first third of the course will focus on quantum computation and the
remainder will focus on nanoscale technologies for classical (non-quantum)
computation. Lecture and project topics will be guided by student interest.
Here are some lecture notes you can use to follow the quantum material
in addition to the textbooks.
Here are some other lecture notes from Preskill at Caltech that are
more detailed and physics-oriented.
Here's a link to a prior offering of this class and
Time: TR 1-2:50
Room: Phelps 2510
Prof. Fred Chong;
office hours by appointment; Eng I 5163
Quantum Computing for Computer Architects, Second Edition
Tzvetan S. Metodi, Arvin I. Faruque, Frederic T. Chong. (should be free from a UCSB machine)
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang,
Cambridge Press, 2000.
Project Drafts due 2/27
Project final papers due 3/15
Problem Sets 15%
Discussion Topic 20%
Project Proposals and Drafts 15%
Project Final Report 35%
Lab 1: Due 1/30/12. (html)
Lab 2: Due 2/20/12 . (html)
Problem Set Information
For each assigned paper, write up the following and e-mail me a copy
A summary of the main points of the paper.
A critique of any shortcomings of the paper.
Any ideas on how one would extend the ideas in the paper or
address its shortcomings.
Assign a paper for the class to read, one week before your discussion day.
Present the paper and supplemental material on your assigned day.
Lead discussion, with my help, on the subject.
Here's a link to a previous year's class and topics.
Here is an
example project paper. The project has two goals:
A critique of 3-5 related research papers. This is not a book
report. Do not just summarize what is in the papers.
Point out shortcomings and possible areas for extension.
Extension of the area. Address shortcomings or extend the work
in the papers. Come up with some ideas and test them with a
short project. This can be in the form of some
simple analysis, simulations, algorithms, or models. Remember to pick
something that will fit in a quarter.
Lecture (Tue 1/8/13): Project topics, technology overview, quantum computing introduction
Lecture (Thu 1/10/13): Quantum gates, Shor's Algorithm, Grover's Algorithm
Lecture (Tue 1/15/13): NO CLASS (Fred at Quantum PI meeting)
Lecture (Thu 1/17/13): Error correction and teleportation
Lecture (Tue 1/22/13): A quantum ion-trap architecture
Lecture (Thu 1/24/13): Nanoscale computing
Lecture (Tue 1/29/13): Nanofabrics
Lecture (Thu 1/31/13): DNA Self-Assembly
Lecture (Tue 2/5/13): QCA (Jeff)
Lecture (Thu 2/7/13): PCM (Brian)
Lecture (Tue 2/12/13): PCM 2 (Karim)
Lecture (Thu 2/14/13): QCA (Jeff)
Lecture (Tue 2/19/13): Neural Networks (Sean)
Lecture (Thu 2/21/13): Amorphous Computing(Charles)
Lecture (Tue 2/26/13) Nanophotonics (Summer)
Lecture (Thu 2/28/13) 3D Fabrication
Lecture (Tue 3/5/13) Smart Dust
Lecture (Thu 3/7/13): NO CLASS (Fred at conference)
Final Projects ()
Last updated October 2012