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Department of Physics
Undergraduate Student Seminar Announcement for April 22
Apr 22, 2013
PHYS 490, Monday, April 22, 4:00 pm
Currens Hall 205
All physics faculty and students are invited.
Speaker: Brandon Emerson
Title: Ant Inspired Data Mining
Data mining is the useful process of organizing and categorizing large amount of data into simpler terms. In this talk, the speaker will discuss a developing data mining technique that uses ant colonies as a metaphor at the core of its implication. The talk will introduce the earlier methods and bridge into a more recent experimental method, as well as discuss possible improvements.
Speaker: Timothy Woodworth
Title: Error-Correcting Codes: Classical to Quantum
It is possible to perform reliable computation on classical computers in the presence of errors. Classical error correcting codes can also be used for reliable communication between two parties. In general, quantum computation can also be performed in the presence of errors. Nevertheless, understanding error thresholds is still an open problem. We care carrying out a comparative study of classical and quantum error correction protocols for information processing and communication. The hope is that the parallels between the two systems will provide deeper understanding of the error thresholds and practical constraints on the physical systems used for implementation of quantum information processing protocols.