The TCS Research & Innovation Quantum Computing Symposium 2019 in collaboration with Tata Institute of Fundamental Research will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate possible answers to some of the fundamental research problems and to identify the most early industry use cases that can be practically implemented using quantum computing. The symposium is expected to bring together experts in classical and quantum algorithms and experts from high performance computing community to engage, exchange views, network and connect. We call for industry participation as well; the plan being:

  • Hear from the experts; bring together experts from classical and quantum computing on a common platform and explore different point of views.
  • Explain the real state of quantum computing, the motivation and the potential.
  • Understand current quantum or hybrid algorithmic challenges, identify opportunities to explore and benchmark white spaces.
  • Talk about potential industrial applications that lend themselves to exploiting the power of quantum computing, identify domains.
  • TCS anchor the Quantum community in India; build the partner ecosystem.

The symposium is being planned as a one-day event co-located with the 10th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2019), April 7-11, 2019, Mumbai India.

April 7, 2019 (Agenda)  

Session Chair: Shruti Kunde


Time (IST)



8:30 – 9:00 Registration  
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

Manoj Nambiar
TCS Research

9:15 -9:55 Quick Introduction to Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists
Dr. Jaikumar Radhakrishnan

9:55 - 10:15 New Quantum Computing Initiatives at TIFR / India Dr. Sandip Trivedi
10:15 – 10:25 Remarks – Background and Need for the Quantum Computing Symposium

Dr. Gautam Shroff
TCS Research

10:25 – 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 -11:30 Keynote 1 - Challenges in Building and Controlling Quantum Systems. TIFR’s 3 Qubit Quantum Machine

Dr. R Vijayraghavan

11:30 – 12:45

Panel 1 – Quantum Computing Use Cases


  • Dr. Prakash Verma, 1Qbit         
  • Manju Oommen, Fujitsu 
  • Dr.Rajgopal Srinivasan, TCS Research        
  • Dr.Beena Rai, TCS Research
  • Dr. Harshad Khadilkar, TCS Research 
Chaired by:Dr.Gautam Shroff
TCS Research
12:45  – 13:30


13:30 - 14:30

Quantum Annealing and– Use Cases; Early Results from TCS and Collaborators

Manoj Nambiar
TCS Research

Gargi Balasubramaniam & Esha Swaroop

14:30 – 15:15

The Stage of Near Intermediate Scale Quantum

Dr. Rahul Jain

15:15 – 16:00

Quantum Computation: Benchmarking and Demonstrations

Dr. Abhinav Kandala

16:00 – 16:20

Tea Break

16:20 – 17:20

Panel  2 – Quantum Computing Systems – Performance and Reliability


  • Dr. Pranab Sen, TIFR               
  • Dr. Samuel Kounev, JMU 
  • Dr. Abhinav Kandala, IBM       
  • Manoj Nambiar, TCS Research
  • Dr. Kishor Trivedi, Duke University
Chaired by: Dr. R Vijayraghavan
17:20 – 18:00 Keynote 2: Quantum Computing Algorithms and Cryptography
Dr. Pranab Sen
18:00 - 18:15 Closing Remarks

Manoj Nambiar
TCS Research

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Dr. Sandip Trivedi,
Director & Senior Professor
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Member, Program Advisory Board, International center for Theoretical Sciences

Interests: String theory, cosmology and particle physics
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Dr. R Vijayaraghavan, Associate Professor,
The Quantum Measurement and Control Laboratory, 
Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, 
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Interests: Quantum phenomena in superconducting circuits, challenges in building and controlling quantum systems 
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Dr. Jaikumar Radhakrishnan, 
Professor, School of Technology and Computer Science, 
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Interests: Randomness and Computing, Quantum Information and Computation, Information Theory, Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics
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Dr. Prakash Verma, 
Computational Chemist,1QBit

Interests: Computational Tools, DFT Framework, Quantum Algorithms to accomplish computational chemistry tasks

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Dr. Gautam Shroff
VP, Chief Scientist and Head of Research
Member, Corporate Technology Council
Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Interests: Data Analytics, Big Data, Information Fusion, Artificial Intelligence, Software Architecture, Software Engineering, Scientific Computing

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Dr. Rahul Jain
Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
National University of Singapore

Interests: Information Theory, Quantum Computation, Communication Complexity, Complexity Theory, Cryptography 

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Manoj Nambiar
Principal Scientist and Head, Computing Systems Research
Principal Investigator, Quantum Computing
Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Interests: High Performance Computing, Performance Modeling, Automatic Performance Tuning, Quantum Algorithms

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Dr. Pranab Sen
Associate Professor, School of Technology and Computer Science
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Interests: Quantum Computation, Computational Complexity Theory

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Dr. Kishor Trivedi
Fitzgerald Hudson Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Head, Duke High Availability Assurance Laboratory
Duke University

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Dr. Samuel Kounev
Professor of Computer Science at University of Würzburg

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Manju Annie Oommen
Senior Global Product Marketing Manager
Fujitsu Global
Interests: Artificial Intelligence Solutions, Quantum-inspired Technology Solutions

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Dr. Beena Rai
Principal Scientist and Head, Physical Sciences Research
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Interests:  Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry

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Dr. Rajgopal Srinivasan 
Principal Scientist and Head, Life Sciences Research
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 

Dr. Abhinav Kandala

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Interests: Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Chemistry

Dr. Harshad Khadilkar

Scientist, Decision Sciences & Algorithms Research
Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Interests: Analysis, Modeling, and Control of Networked Systems, Transportation and Energy Domain

To get more details about the course, please write to [email protected] 

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