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Oct 3 2023

A Basic Introduction to Quantum Concepts

October 3, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


EIB 124 This event will also be live streamed, link below


A Basic Introduction to Quantum Concepts

Presenter: Russell R. Ceballos

Abstract: Russell R. Ceballos will provide an introduction to the basic concepts and phenomena of quantum information science and engineering (QISE) utilizing innovative examples and pedagogical best practices at the undergraduate level that leverages both game theory, as well as game design theory, that have been developed as part of QuSTEAM, an NSF-funded quantum education initiative. If time permits, Ceballos will provide a very high-level overview of what a quantum communication network is, focusing on applications that would be possible if we had access to such a quantum internet, as well as potentially discuss how QuSTEAM is developing pedagogical best practices to introduce these concepts and applications at the undergraduate level.

Speaker bio: Russell R. Ceballos, PhD, is a Latino quantum information theorist from the Southeast side of Chicago. Ceballos has a background in the theory of open quantum systems and is currently the associate director of curriculum and education partnerships at the Chicago Quantum Exchange. He has a profound interest in the mathematical and philosophical foundations of quantum theory, as well as has a deep passion for understanding how to best teach the fundamental principles of quantum information science through the development of quantum games for pedagogy.

At the Chicago Quantum Exchange, Ceballos leverages his technical background to develop quantum curricula and course content, and develop and support quantum-focused programs that foster a culture of inclusivity in QISE for students from historically underserved and underrepresented communities by helping construct a supportive network of quantum-focused partnerships with other educational and research institutes in the region (which includes high schools and community colleges) to broaden participation among all demographics and disciplines via outreach events and workshops.

As a 2020 Cohort Member of the NSF's Convergence Accelerator program, Ceballo is currently serving as a co-PI and the curriculum development lead for QuSTEAM, an NSF-funded quantum education initiative that aims to develop a transformative and convergent undergraduate curriculum to grow a diverse, capable, and effective future quantum workforce.

Ceballos also works with the Quantum Institute within within the NSF Quantum sensing for Biophysics and Bioengineering, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks program, is an external member of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, and most recently served on the faculty of Chicago State University, where he was the founder and director of the Quantum Innovation and Research Center, as well as a visiting faculty fellow at Fermi National Laboratory.

Host: Quantum Information Science Society

This even will also be live streamed. Join via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 945 0144 9528

Passcode: 839006


Caleb Williams

Date posted

Sep 25, 2023

Date updated

Oct 3, 2023