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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.

## Announcements

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
discussion topics.

** Time: ** TR 1-2:50

** Room: ** Phelps 2510

** Instructor: **

Prof. Fred Chong;
office hours by appointment; Eng I 5163

** Textbook: **
Quantum Computing for Computer Architects, Second Edition
Tzvetan S. Metodi, Arvin I. Faruque, Frederic T. Chong. (should be free from a UCSB machine)

** Optional Reference: **
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang,
Cambridge Press, 2000.

## Deadlines

Project Drafts due 2/27
Project final papers due 3/15

## Grading

Labs 15%
Problem Sets 15%
Discussion Topic 20%
Project Proposals and Drafts 15%
Project Final Report 35%

## Handouts

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
before class:

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.

## Discussion Information

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.

## Project Information

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.

## Lectures

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

Slides

Lecture (Thu 1/24/13): Nanoscale computing

Slides

Lecture (Tue 1/29/13): Nanofabrics

Reading

Lecture (Thu 1/31/13): DNA Self-Assembly

Reading

Lecture (Tue 2/5/13): QCA (Jeff)

Reading

Lecture (Thu 2/7/13): PCM (Brian)

Reading

Lecture (Tue 2/12/13): PCM 2 (Karim)

Reading

Lecture (Thu 2/14/13): QCA (Jeff)

Reading

Lecture (Tue 2/19/13): Neural Networks (Sean)

Reading

Lecture (Thu 2/21/13): Amorphous Computing(Charles)

Reading

Lecture (Tue 2/26/13) Nanophotonics (Summer)

Reading

Lecture (Thu 2/28/13) 3D Fabrication

Reading

Lecture (Tue 3/5/13) Smart Dust

Reading

Lecture (Thu 3/7/13): NO CLASS (Fred at conference)

Final Projects ()

*Last updated October 2012 *

chong@cs.ucsb.edu