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Quantum computing: Canberra, 13–14 September 2018
13 September 2018 @ 9:30 am - 14 September 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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This is an introduction to the exciting new field of quantum computing, including programming actual quantum computers in the cloud. Quantum computing promises to revolutionise cryptography, machine learning, cyber security, weather forecasting and a host of other mathematical and high-performance computing fields.
The instructor will give a gentle overview of the main concepts of the field. The oddities of quantum mechanics, including the notorious “Schrodinger’s Cat” / “superposition” and “entanglement” ideas, their philosophical implications, as well as their impact on quantum computation, will all be explored. There will then be an intuitive introduction to the key components of quantum mechanics—qubits and logic gates—building on the key concepts and providing some intuitive understanding of their mathematical basis.
A practical component will include writing quantum programs and executing them on simulators as well as on actual quantum computers in the cloud.
A broader overview of quantum computing approaches, applications, challenges, methods and practitioners follows the practical component. Guidance on next steps, future directions, self-learning options and communities will complete the course.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for all managers, executives and specialists who want to make better decisions under uncertainty. It requires no specialised statistical knowledge, nor knowledge of R.
Earlybird pricing is available until 30 August 2018.
Group discounts also apply during the earlybird period: 5% for 2–4 people, 10% for 5–6 people, 15% for 7–8 people, and 20% for 9 or more people. Select your desired quantity of tickets and click “Add to cart” to see the discount calculated before checkout.
Having studied stats at Uni I was surprised how far the field has progressed in the last few years, particularly in the area of big data. The great thing about Eugene’s course is I left with a sense that I was up to date with the latest big data modelling concepts but more importantly could also deploy them with some confidence using R. Eugene also made it clear he was available to answer questions after the course, so you are not left hanging. I would absolutely recommend this!
—Damon Rasheed, CEO, Rate Detective
For someone who does not come from an IT background R is a terrifying program. Before doing the Introduction to R course I had previously done other courses in R but always found myself in over my head because they assumed a high level of program experience (even course that required no prior programming knowledge). This course is not like that at all. It starts at ground zero and teaches you everything you need to know to be able to use R confidently in your everyday workplace. It is a must attend for anyone who wants use R!
Data science can be a challenging topic but Eugene’s “Introduction to Machine Learning” course turns complex statistical models into plain English. The course contents and presentation were accessible and I enjoyed the mixture of hands-on rattle() exercises, the challenge of building multiple models with real life data, and the salient theory whiteboard discussions created many “aha” moments.
It was a great introductory course and it gave me with a better grasp of Machine Learning in general, a great framework for thinking about it and practical hands-on skills that I can put to immediate use. I wish I had done this course sooner.
—Charl Swart, Director of Business Operations, Unisys Credit Services
Courses are taught by Dr Eugene Dubossarsky and his hand-picked team of highly skilled instructors.
Questions and further information
Meals and refreshments
Catered morning tea and lunch are provided on both days of the course. Please notify us at least a week ahead if you have any special dietary requirements.
Use firstname.lastname@example.org to email us any questions about the course, including requests for more detail, specific content you would like to see covered, or queries regarding prerequisites and suitability.
If you would like to attend but for any reason cannot, please also let us know.
Course material may vary from what is advertised due to the demands and learning pace of attendees. Additional material may be presented along with or in place of what is advertised.
Cancellations and refunds
You can get a full refund if you cancel 2 weeks or more before the course starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 2 weeks before the course starts.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Do I need to bring my own computer?
There’s no need to bring your own laptop or PC. Our courses take place in modern, professional training facilities that have all the computing equipment you’ll need.
I’m lost! How do I find the venue?
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Our courses include:
- Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Science and AI
- Data Literacy for Everyone
- Introduction to R and Data Visualisation
- Introduction to Python for Data Analysis
- Forecasting and Trend Analytics
- Advanced Machine Learning Masterclass
- Advanced Masterclass 2: Random Forests
- Advanced R
- Quantum Computing
- Text and Language Analytics
- Fraud and Anomaly Detection
- Introduction to Machine Learning
- Introduction to Data Science
- Kaggle Boot Camp
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