[Joint CQSE & NCTS Seminar] Physics-inspired Optimization in the QUBO Framework: Key Concepts and Approaches

Title: [Joint CQSE & NCTS Seminar] Physics-inspired Optimization in the QUBO Framework: Key Concepts and Approaches
Speaker: Dr. Lien-Po Yu (Institute for Information Industry)
Time: 2023/12/1 (Fri.) 14:30-15:30
Place: Rm. 104, Chin-Pao Yang Lecture Hall, CCMS & New Physics Building, NTU
Online: https://nationaltaiwanuniversity-zbh.my.webex.com/nationaltaiwanuniversity-zbh.my/j.php?MTID=mf0a1b4255e96edb93e638803cf473f14


Quantum computing promises to have a tremendous advantage over its
classical counterpart for solving computationally hard problems, yet remains
in a relatively early stage for practical applications owing to the physical and
engineering challenges to today’s quantum computers. The approach to addressing
instead the special purposes, like combinatorial optimization, of quantum computers by
exploiting the special-purpose physics- or quantum-inspired computers is emerging as a
novel practical alternative to its quantum counterpart in tackling hard problems in the
realm of high-performance computing. Inspired by physics, the Ising machine - a type
of special-purpose computer that implements or emulates physics or quantum effects of
the Ising model to speed up finding solutions to optimization problems - has recently
become an active research area in the field of combinatorial optimization. This talk is to
address the key enabling software and hardware technology underlying physics-inspired
optimization using Ising machines in the unified quadratic unconstrained binary
optimization (QUBO) framework, and with an aim to shed some light on the challenges
and opportunities associated with the ever-growing landscape of this novel high-
performance computing.

于濂波 Lien-Po Yu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (EE), National Taiwan
University, Taiwan, R.O.C., M.S. in Applied Mathematics, National Tsing Hua
University, Taiwan, R.O.C., B.S. in Mathematics, National Tsing Hua University,
Taiwan, R.O.C. Dr. Lien-Po Yu is currently a research fellow at the Institute for
Information Industry (III, 資訊工業策進會) where he has assumed various supervisory
roles and responsibilities for a number of institute-industry collaboration and
government-commissioned projects on information and communication technology
(ICT). Prior to joining the III, Dr. Yu has held several managerial and technical
leadership roles at the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., (a.k.a. Foxconn
Technology Group, 鴻海科技集團) and the Chung-Shan Institute of Science and
Technology (CSIST, 中山科學研究院) respectively where he has been devoted to the
research and development of consumer electronics and military avionics systems, and
also engaged in exploring and advancing the multidisciplinary collaboration with
international partners from EU and US. His current research interests include quantum
computing, quantum-inspired computing, system and software engineering, etc.