Quantum Computing for Earth Science Bootcamp 2022

The National Quantum Laboratory at Maryland (Q-Lab) is pleased to announce the following bootcamp.

Quantum Computing for Earth Science Bootcamp 2022
DatesMon 15 Aug - Fri 19 Aug 2022
Times9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
LocationQuantum Startup Foundry, Diamondback Dr.
Cost$150 (non-UMD participants)
$50 (UMD participants)
Registration Formlink to registration form
7 Aug 2022
or when registration is full

There are only a limited number of seats available. Registration will remain open until 7 Aug 2022 or until all seats are filled. Please note that past offerings of this workshop have filled up long before the registration deadline.

Register Here

Note: Registration is not considered complete until the payment is received. Please use this secure payment form.


This five day workshop is targeted at graduate students, research staff, and faculty members interested in the application of quantum computing to Earth Science data, from remote sensing and signal processing to data analytics and large-scale ensemble climate modeling.

A series of pre-bootcamp workshops (virtual; week of August 8) will introduce registered participants to practical quantum computing.

The in-person bootcamp (August 15-19, 2022) will cover the following topics:

  • Remote sensing data fusion and signal processing
  • Geospatial data fusion and analytics
  • Ensemble climate models
  • Discriminative and generative quantum ML
  • Compression schemes for data loading
  • Solving linear systems of equations
  • Quantum Monte Carlo
  • Grover's Algorithm

The bootcamp is divided in morning presentations and afternoon lab exercises in quantum computing. Beverages and food for breaks and lunch will be provided.

System Requirements

This is a bring-your-own-laptop style event. As part of the workshop, there will be lab exercises in the afternoons in which practice problems will be worked out together using Python and Jupyter notebooks. Basic knowledge of Python (or other programming languages) is assumed. Participants may install the required software on their laptops or use temporary accounts on UMD's HPC cluster (Deepthought2), which will be provided upon request.

Miscellaneous Details

COVID protocols: While COVID related restrictions have largely been lifted, it is recommended to perform a home test before the beginning of the bootcamp and to wear a face mask during the sessions. We ask everyone who tested positive, to excuse her-/himself; copies of presentations and notebooks will be provided.

Register Here

While the official application deadline is 7 Aug 2022, space is limited on a first-come first-serve basis, and registration will close once the workshop is full, so we advise you register today to ensure a seat.

Registration is not considered complete until the payment is received. Q-Lab is subsidizing the bootcamp, the workshop fee helps to offset food and beverages for the breaks and for lunch. Please use this secure payment form.

If you have questions or need more information about the bootcamp, please feel free to contact us.