Professor Swaroop Ghosh of the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has won grants for two separate projects from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $715,000. The first project will last for three years with funding of $500,000. It will study potential security breaches that could occur in quantum circuits with multi-tenant computing. This is an architecture which would allow multiple users to perform operations while sharing the same hardware. His group will look to develop defenses at both the circuit and system level that can potentially prevent these and other types of security problems. The second project will last for two years with funding of $215,000. The funds will be used to create a hands-on, quantum computing postsecondary curriculum. The curriculum will include hands-on activities that will allow students to create quantum programs, simulate them, and run them on real cloud-based quantum hardware. Additional information about these grants is available in a news release provided by Penn State that can be accessed here.

March 20, 2022