Quantum Information Systems Course Outline Prepared for Technology for Information Operations International Workshop at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA.
1) Introduction This course is designed to present an overview of research and development of information systems utilizing the properties of nature exhibited in the quantum domain. The course provides a broad introduction to the paradigm shift from the classic to the quantum world view. It explores the implications of this shift to advanced computer and communications system construction as well as its conceptual importance for understanding of higher level thinking and meaning. The class will review the current developments in quantum computer and information system devices and algorithms, and discuss the rate of progress toward practical implementations. It will compare new algorithms that mimic the human thinking process and with rule based reflex level symbolic manipulation characteristic of conventional information processing systems. Though some familiarity with quantum theory is helpful the class will rely less on mathematics than on the use graphics and presentation of concepts in an intuitive style that emphasizes meaning and utility for information scientists interested in automating heretofor intractable humanintheloop operations. 2) History and Limits of Classic Information Systems Review the historic trends in size and complexity of conventional information processing machinery that will lead to quantum limits and introduces the development of concepts that will allow us to operate in this new domain. Classic computer development Moore’s Law Reversible Computing Quantum vs Nano Technology 3) Understanding the Quantum Domain Provides the concepts required for understanding quantum phenomena and discusses alternative interpretations of quantum theory. Develops the conceptual tools and a framework for thinking and understanding the basis of quantum information systems to be discussed in subsequent sections. The Copenhagen Interpretation Bohm, Everett, and Whitehead Interpretations VonNeumanStapp Interactive Dualism Physical Theory Neutral Architectures Process Ontology and the Graphic Event Model Discuss the rational for quantum computer development by presenting the algorithms that could be run to solve intractable problems for conventional machinery. Shore Algorithm for breaking Crypto codes Grover Memory Algorithm Quantum Image Processing  General Classes of Quantum Algorithms Provides the architectures, designs, operational principles and a review of the state of the art in building quantum computing devices. Reversible Computing Qbits and Quantum State Calculations Feynman Architecture Examples of a Quantum Gate Calculation Coherence and Decoherence Quantum component development State of the art review Present a review of the theory, experiments, and progress in the development of quantum communication Bell’s Theorem Alice and Bob statistics Quantum State Teleportation Secure Entangled State Communication Crypto Code Distribution Experiments and Demonstrations  Component Research Discusses the operation of the human brain as a quantum computer that has overcome the decoherence limitations of conventional quantum hardware. Mind/Body vs Quantum/Classic Computer Analogy Hammeroff – Penrose Theory Inadequacy of the Neural Switching Circuit Model Evidence from Brain Research MicroElectrode Arrays and Neuron Culture Interfaces Sensor to Memory Cycles 8) Higher Level Command and Control Applications Implementation of quantum algorithms and architectures that mimic human conscious operations lead to advanced algorithms in conventional computers that solve higher level reasoning problems. Rule based vs model Feedback Algorithms War room analogy for Hierarchic Data Processing UnmannedAerial Vehicle Vision Systems Example  Simulators in Command and Control Applications
