QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course | March 8-20, 2023
QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course 2023 is the 2-weeks quantum workshop series organized by QWorld and NYU Abu Dhabi. Its program is addressed to participants of the NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good, interested in their development towards quantum computing and quantum programming.
Our workshop will take place during the 11th annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good. The event will be held at NYUAD’s Conference Center (onsite) from April 28, 2023, to April 30, 2023. This year’s topic is Quantum Computing (QC), one of the most promising technologies of our time.
QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course 2023 | Quantum Workshops
We invite you to a series of workshops (QBronze & QSilver) in the field of quantum computing and programming! We provide free participation in workshops at two levels of advancement (introductory & intermediate). Participation in the workshops is free, while the order of registration is decisive.
For our workshops we are inviting high school students, university and graduate students, researchers, professors, and industrial people. During the event, it will be possible to establish also new contacts, take part in an integration meetings and exchange of experiences between participants at various stages of their scientific careers.
During workshops, we will use our tutorials Bronze-Qiskit and Silver. We will use Discord to communicate with each other and conduct the workshop by Zoom meetings. Jupyter notebooks and Zoom lectures will be in English, mentoring will be available also in local languages. During all workshops, mentors are provided who will answer questions and consult on the progress in learning.
About the program
Bronze-Qiskit is QWorld’s introductory level quantum programming workshop series. It is a collection of Jupyter notebooks, and each notebook has many programming tasks to provide hands-on experiences. Bronze-Qiskit is an active version of Bronze using Qiskit as the quantum programming framework. The course material is designed for everyone who wants to learn the basics of quantum computing and learn how to write simple quantum programs. The only prerequisite is a basic knowledge of programming (e.g., using conditionals and loops) in Python.
Bronze-Qiskit has five main sections, and for each of them, the participant should spend about 3-4 hours. Their scope includes basics of classical systems, basics of quantum systems, quantum operators on a quantum bit, entanglement and basics quantum protocols, and quantum search algorithm.
QSilver is QWorld’s intermediate-level workshop series on quantum computing and programming focusing on complex numbers, QFT, and Shor’s Algorithm. Silver includes two different quantum programming frameworks, Qiskit and Cirq. Each notebook consists of some theoretical background about the subject, and programming tasks. Silver is designed for everyone with a basic knowledge of quantum computing concepts like qubits, quantum gates and quantum circuits and some hand-on experience in quantum programming.
Silver has five main sections, and their scope includes an introduction to complex numbers, Bloch Sphere, operations with Complex Numbers, quantum Fourier Transform and its applications, and Shor’s algorithm.
Organizers: Jibran Rashid (QWorld), Sana Odeh (NYUAD)
Leaders: Jibran Rashid (QBronze), Claudia Zendejas-Morales (QSilver)
Mentors: Kenneth Isamade, Ioannis Theodonis, Lorraine Tsitsi Majiri, AbdulMalek Baitulmal, Ini Ekpenyong Ukut
Technical Staff: Abdullah Khalid (Canvas), Lorraine Tsitsi Majiri (Discord)
Contact: info [at] qworld.net
Schedule of QWorld NYUAD Hackathon QC Certification Course 2023
The workshop will be held during 2 weeks with approximately requiring 40 hours of training. Participants are expected to follow the workshop materials and complete the tasks on their own. Each day, there will be a theoretical session at 20:00-21:30 (GMT+4) about the content of the day and participants will have a chance to ask their questions. During the day, participants will be able to get help from the mentors in the Discord server. The topics to be covered each day by the participants is given below.
Day 1 | March 8 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
One Bit | Coin Flipping | Coin Flipping Game | Probabilistic States | Probabilistic Operators | Two Probabilistic Bits
Day 2 | March 9 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Quantum Coin Flipping | First Quantum Programs with Qiskit | Hadamard Operator | One Qubit | Quantum State | Superposition and Measurement | Visualization of a (Real-Valued) Qubit
Day 3 | March 10 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Operations on the Unit Circle | Rotations | Reflections | Quantum Tomography | Two Qubits | Phase Kickback
Day 4 | March 14 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Entanglement and Superdense Coding | Quantum Teleportation | Multiple Control Constructions
Day 5 | March 15 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Inversion About the Mean | Grover’s Search: One Qubit Representation | Grover’s Search: Implementation
Day 1 | March 16 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Introduction to complex numbers
Day 2 | March 17 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Bloch Sphere, operators with complex numbers
Day 3 | March 20 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Quantum Fourier Transform
Day 4 | March 21 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Quantum phase estimation, order finding algorithm
Day 5 | March 22 (20:00-21:30, GMT+4)
Quantum workshops | Homework and Certificate
We will use Canvas learning management system for homework tracking.
Assignments and quizzes for the quiz, along with their deadlines are as follows.
|Quiz – Basics of classical Systems||Sun Mar 12, 2023|
|Quiz – Basics of quantum systems||Sun Mar 12, 2023|
|Quiz – Operations on real valued qubits and multiple qubits||Sun Mar 12, 2023|
|Quiz – Entanglement and protocols||Thu Mar 16, 2023|
|Quiz – Grover’s Search Algorithm||Thu Mar 16, 2023|
|Quiz – Introduction to Complex Numbers I||Sun Mar 19, 2023|
|Quiz – Introduction to Complex Numbers II||Sun Mar 19, 2023|
|Quiz – DFT, QFT||Sun Mar 19, 2023|
|Assignment – Intro to Cirq||Sun Mar 19, 2023|
|Quiz- QPE, Order finding, Shor||Thu Mar 23, 2023|
|Assignment – QPE and Order Finding||Thu Mar 23, 2023|
To obtain the certificate, you must score at least 50% on each assessment, and 70% overall.
Code of Conduct
Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.
We respect the minors (children under age 18) and we must make every effort to protect their rights. All private relationships, private communications (including social media channels), or sexual contacts with minors are prohibited.
The default communication channel between the organizers and participants is e-mail. Except filing the application form, the contact info of any attendee or participant cannot be requested by any person from organizer side (i.e., mentor, educator, speaker, organizer, sponsor, or volunteer). On the other hand, any person from organizer side may share his or her contact info with a participant who is not a minor, upon request by the participant.
A minor can access the emails of the main organizers on the event’s website. If a minor interested in working with a person from organizer side for scientific or pedagogical purpose, then he or she should read this document before contacting this person:
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the organizers immediately. You may also contact directly the members of the Ethics Committee of QWorld.
Check the above link for more details.