Microsoft Garage was inaugurated at Hyderabad a year ago as a resource for Microsoft employees that supports experimentation and encourages problem-solving in new and innovative ways, empowering people to achieve more. Today, reinforcing its commitment, Microsoft Garage has partnered with International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) to run a series of lectures on quantum computing.
These lectures are part of a course offered as a pool elective for B.Tech and M.Tech students. Microsoft will provide the scholars with practical experience in quantum computing and quantum algorithms with access to the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and Microsoft Q#. Quantum computers have the capacity to solve complex problems that would otherwise take billions of years for today’s computers to solve within weeks, days, and even minutes. This has massive implications for research in healthcare, energy, environmental systems, smart materials, and more. It also creates a need to start building a quantum-ready workforce well versed in quantum computing skills.
Leveraging Microsoft’s strength in quantum programming and algorithms, Microsoft experts will participate in lectures for three weeks on ‘Quantum Information and Computation’ – an integrated IIIT course which includes practical projects as part of the curriculum. Through Q# and the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, students will have access to Microsoft’s GitHub resources and katas, samples and libraries.
Microsoft has a goal of empowering students to think innovatively to craft solutions for real-life challenges. Microsoft’s academic initiatives provide skills and training to launch successful careers and provide students with unparalleled hands-on experience, guidance, and mentorship from industry veterans. Through programs like this Microsoft Garage India and IIITH one, students are encouraged to dream big, build creatively, and learn through practice, while gaining lifelong career skills as part of their journey.
Microsoft began its quantum program more than 15 years ago and, today, has a worldwide community of experimentalists, developers, theoreticians, and computer scientists working together to deliver our unique approach to quantum computing. “This collaboration with Microsoft Garage India and IIIT Hyderabad is part of our continued effort to the enrich the innovation journey of engineering students and make technology more accessible,” says Dr. Krysta Svore, General Manager of Quantum Software at Microsoft.
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