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Activity Number: 616 - Multidisciplinary Advances in Computing
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 1, 2019 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Computing
Abstract #304626 Presentation
Title: Applications of Quantum Annealing in Statistics
Author(s): Robert Foster*
Companies: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Keywords: Quantum Compution; Maximum Likelihood; Experimental Design; Matrix Inversion; Statistical Computing; Quantum Annealing

This talk will discuss current and future capabilities in quantum computing, focusing in-depth on adiabatic quantum computation using the D-Wave quantum annealer. The talk will describe how to format a problem in a manner the D-Wave can understand, technical issues, and sources of error in the quantum computation. A method of determining maximum likelihood estimates of a parametric model is introduced which uses a quantum annealing step. Time permitting, a quantum method of space-filling Latin hypercube generation will be shown, as well as a quantum method of matrix inversion.

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