Christian Arenz wants to harness the yet untapped powers of quantum computing, an emerging field that sits at the intersection of computer science, physics and engineering.

The assistant professor of electrical engineering in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, is working to develop new algorithms to enable advanced quantum computing capabilities in collaboration with Sophia Economou, the T. Marshall Hahn professor of physics at Virginia Tech.

Economou is the senior principal co-investigator on an $800,000 National Science Foundation grant funding the researchers’ work on the advanced algorithms. The project, called ExpandQISE, also includes the development of a textbook and training programs for teachers to introduce quantum science topics to students through more beginner-friendly instruction.

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