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Mar 1 2024

Curious About Quantum? (Part 2)

ECE 595 Seminar Series

March 1, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Lecture Center C3


801 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

Curious About Quantum? (Part 2)

Presenter: Russell Ceballos, Chicago State University

Abstract: In this second installment of the series, “Curious About Quantum,” Dr. Russell Ceballos will revisit the basic concept of quantum entanglement in the context of the CHSH game as an introduction to a discussion of his current work as a quantum educator at the Chicago Quantum Exchange, as he develops innovative examples leveraging game theory, game design theory, as well as culturally relevant and responsive pedagogical best practices at the undergraduate level to help foster a culture of inclusivity and an authentic sense of belonging in the field of Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) at large, particularly for students from historically minoritized communities.  Dr. Ceballos will also discuss his previous work in the areas of open quantum systems and quantum biology, time permitting.

Speaker bio: Russell R. Ceballos, PhD, is a Latino quantum information theorist from the South/East-Side of Chicago. Dr. Ceballos has a background in the theory of open quantum systems and is currently the Quantum Education Program Administrator 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, Dr. Ceballos leverages his technical background to 1.) develop quantum curricula and course content, 2.) develop and support quantum-focused programs that foster a culture of inclusivity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (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, he is currently serving as a co-PI and the curriculum development lead for QuSTEAM, which is 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. Dr. Ceballos also works with the Quantum Institute within the NSF Quantum sensing for Biophysics and Bioengineering (NSF QuBBE), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks (HQAN-CSU 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.

Faculty host: Zizwe Chase,


ECE department

Date posted

Feb 27, 2024

Date updated

Mar 27, 2024