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Quantum Computing for Mission: Performant Quantum Computing at the SEI

Fact Sheet
In 2018, the SEI began work to understand and demonstrate how quantum computing can be applied to DoD missions such as machine learning and artificial intelligence and software verification and validation.

Software Engineering Institute


At The SEI, We Are Working To Make Quantum Computing Mission-Capable for important problems within the U.S. Department of Defense. Some of the most computationally challenging software engineering problems— for example, software verification and validation, and machine learning/artificial intelligence—are combinatorial optimization problems. For many combinatorial optimization problems, finding the exact optimal solution is NP-hard and could take billions of years to solve with classical computing paradigms. Our focus is on applying quantum computing to solve these problems in mission-critical time.