Introduction to Quantum Information Processing
QIC 710, CS 768, CO 681, PHYS 767, AMATH 871, PMATH 871 (Fall 2020)


Information about projects

You are required to give a 25 minute project presentation (plus 5 minutes for questions, for a total time of 30 minutes) on a topic that you select for your project. Your presentation should explain your topic to a target audience whose background is that of a typical student in the course, and include your own perspective about the subject.


By October 31

Selection of your project topic (this may be a tentative selection). Please take time to think about your topic. But you are not required to select a topic from this list. Sometimes, communicating with the instructor to discuss potential topics helps lead to good project choice for your background and interests. By October 31, you should submit:

  • a tentative title

  • a very short abstract (around 20-50 words) summarizing your project

  • a list of references you are looking at

  • information about your preferred timing to enable scheduling.

Please send an email to the instructor with:

QIC710 project proposal

and whose body contains these sections

Tentative title:
(fill in)
Short abstract:
(fill in)
(fill in)
Timing preference:

before end of classes
after end of classes

During the last week of classes and during the final exam period

The project presentations. As things stand, we'll be doing them by video meeting this year.


What if more than one person chooses the same project topic?

This is fine and can be accommodated in two ways: (a) people can team up and present back-to-back talks that explain the topic in more detail than a single talk; (2) people can also present separate talks (but then they should work in isolation from each other).