About The Conference
Superconducting Qubits and Algorithms (SQA) is a not-for-profit scientific conference with a focus
on science, technology, and algorithms relevant for superconducting quantum computers.
It is organized by IQM Quantum Computers in co-operation with the scientific community.
Our goal is to make this the leading event in its field.
SQA is an official satellite conference of LT29.
On-site and live stream
Thursday to Sunday
25-28 August 2022
Click here here to view it on YouTube.
Prof. William D. Oliver
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Andreas Wallraff
Prof. Vladimir Manucharyan
University of Maryland
Dr. Pedram Roushan
Dr. Florent Lecocq
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Ioan Pop
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Dr. Alexandru Petrescu
Université de Sherbrooke
Prof. Michael J. Biercuk
Dr. David McKay
Dr. Shiro Saito
NTT Basic Research Laboratories
Dr. Joonas Govenius
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Mikko Möttönen, IQM Quantum Computers
(also a Professor at Aalto University and VTT)
Local Organizing Committee
You can find the program with the talks and posters here.
Opening and Keynote
"Toward Discovering Novel Physics With a NISQ Processor" by Pedram Roushan
Opening Day 2 and Keynote
"Realizing Quantum Error Correction in the Surface Code" by Andreas Wallraff
Scientific Session Quantum error correction and mitigation
A. Greene (MIT): Coherent Error Mitigation and Density Matrix
Exponentiation Using Emulated Quantum Measurements
E. Levenson-Falk (University of Southern California): Engineering and harnessing noisy environments to preserve quantum process fidelity in superconducting qubits
P. Zapletal (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg): Error-tolerant Quantum Convolutional Neural Networks for the Recognition of Symmetryprotected Topological Phases on Noisy Quantum Computers
Session chair: William D. Oliver (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Scientific Session: Non-computing applications of superconducting qubits
S. Saito (NTT Basic Research Laboratories): Detection of High-frequency
Defects in Superconducting Qubits
A. Guthrie (Aalto University): A Cooper-Pair Box Coupled to Two Resonators: An Architecture for a Quantum Refrigerator
S. Mukhopadhyay (Institute of Science and Technology Austria): Thermally activated superconductivity in insulating Josephson chains
Session chair: Matti Silveri (University of Oulu)
Lunch Break (Buffet)
Scientific Session (Posters)
"Recent Progress With Fluxoniums" by Vladimir Manucharyan
Scientific Session: Unconventional qubits
E. Hyyppä (IQM Quantum Computers): Unimon Qubit
D. Rieger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology): Gralmonium: Granular Aluminum Nano-Junction Fluxonium Qubit
Session chair: Rajamani Vijayaraghavan (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Scientific Session: IQM Quantum Computers
J. Lamprich (IQM Quantum Computers): Preparation of Maximally Entangled
States With Digital-analog Quantum Computing (DAQC)
J. Heinsoo (IQM Quantum Computers): State of the Art Qubit Readout and Two-qubit Gates at IQM
Session chair: Mikko Möttönen (IQM Quantum Computers)
Bluefors Facility Tour
Opening Day 3 and Keynote
"Giant Artificial Atoms and Waveguide QED" by Will Oliver
Scientific Session: Fabrication and materials
J. Govenius (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland): Qubit-Compatible 3D-Integration Methods for
Large Quantum Processors
M. Palma (IQM Quantum Computers): Electroplated Indium Bumps for Scalable 3D Integration of Superconducting Qubits.
A. Potocnik (imec Leuven): High-coherence Foundry-compatible Superconducting Qubit Platform
Session chair: Visa Vesterinen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Scientific Session: High-fidelity elementary operations: gates, readout, reset
D. McKay (IBM): Reducing Errors Via Device and Algorithmic Improvements
A. Gunyhó (Aalto University): Readout of a Superconducting Qubit Using a Nanobolometer
L. Chen (Chalmers University of Technology): Fast and High-fidelity Two-tone Readout of Superconducting Qubits by Electron Shelving
J. Cerrillo (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena): Andreev Spin Coherent Manipulation in Josephson Weak Links
Session chair: Christian Kraglund Andersen (TU Delft)
Lunch Break (buffet)
Scientific Session (Posters)
Scientific sessions: Algorithms and applications
I. Pop (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology): A Quantum Szilard Engine for Two-level
System Coupled to a Qubit
T. Ha Kyaw (University of Toronto): Quantum Iterative Power Algorithms
P. Stadler (HQS Quantum Simulations): Simulating System-bath Type Problems on a Quantum Computer
Session chair: M. Adriaan Rol (Orange Quantum Systems)
Scientific Session: Millikelvin electronics and other supporting technologies
F. Lecocq (National Institute of Standards and Technology):
Hardware for Efficient Measurements and Scalable Signal Delivery
in Superconducting Quantum Processors
Y. Takeda (University of Tokyo): Passive On-chip Microwave Circulator Based on a Josephson Ring
R. Acharya (KU Lueven/Imec Leuven): Interfacing Superconducting Qubits with Ultra-low Power Cryo-CMOS Multiplexer at 11mK
Session chair: Alessandro Bruno (Quantware)
Conference Aperitivo and Dinner
Scientific Session: Benchmarking and enabling software
Michael Biercuk (Q-CTRL): Improving Superconducting QC Performance
>1000x With Deterministic Error Suppression
A. Saha Roy (Forschungszentrum Juelich/Qruise GmbH): Bayesian Experiment Design for Adaptive Characterization of Superconducting Qubits
M. Adriaan Rol (Orange Quantum Systems): Tackling the Quantum Device Characterization Bottleneck
Session chair: Yonathan Cohen (Quantum Machines)
Scientific Session: Design and modeling
A. Petrescu (École des Mines): Readout Problem in Circuit QED
A. Kenawy (Forschungszentrum Jülich): How to Correctly Account for Timevarying Fluxes in Superconducting Circuits
T. Ramos (IFF-CSIC): Directional Broadband Amplification via a Topological Josephson Junction Array
Session chair: Juha Hassel (IQM Quantum Computers)
Lunch and Farewell Buffet
Can I attend without a submission?
Absolutely. We still invite you to submit your talk or poster to discuss it with the scientific community.
Do you offer any kind of scholarships?
Actually, we do! The selection of scholarship recipients is based on need and your submission. There is a separate gremium deciding on that.
Is the conference on-site or hybrid?
This conference is held on-site only. But we will live stream the conference.
What are the rules regarding COVID?
The organizers of the SQA Conference 2022 are taking all measures to make the event safe. Thus, the venue and the partners we have chosen to work with on this event have implemented specific sanitary protocols ensuring the safety of all employees and visitors. We will follow the official Finnish guidelines for large in-person gatherings at the time of the conference. The up-to-date guidelines can be found here.
We will inform you only about relevant updates (such as deadlines) concerning the SQA conference – promise!
All tickets are sold. The waiting list is now also closed. Registration fees include coffee break in the morning, lunch, coffee break in the afternoon, conference dinner on Saturday, and excursion. Travel and accomodation need to be booked separately. The number of tickets is limited. For attending the live stream, you do not need to register.
Student (including PhD)
Plase contact us via email for all your questions regarding the SQA Conference.