Quantum Computing Architectures : A quick reference compilation for software engineers

When we enter the realm of quantum computing from the theoretical foundations, we encounter the enchanting world of complex algebra and quantum physics. The symbols and notions may look quite bewildering for a software engineer. I have encountered this during my numerous sessions on Quantum Computing for Software Engineers and Enterprise Architects. Based on this experience, I have put together a collection of essential building blocks of a Quantum Computer from a few useful architectural diagrams. Most of these diagrams are quite accessible and available for everyone in the internet. I have organised them in a logical and structured manner. These diagrams provide a layer wise and component based view of Quantum Computing Architectures. This is presented recently in the Women Who Code #WWC #Bangalore Chapter MeetUp held in VMWare on November 2018 for an engaging and interactive audience. 

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Imagining Quantum Knowledge Proofs through Post Quantum Cryptography

Zero Knowledge Proofs are one of the path breaking inventions in the last 30 years of computer science.  Quantum Computing has been the bravest of the engineering efforts to build energy efficient and future forward computing infrastructure. Quantum Computing posits a lot of challenges to the classical computation based deterministic logic. In this context post quantum cryptography becomes an interesting value proposition to protect the current information technology infrastructure in the transition to the quantum computing world.

I have delivered a session on ‘Quantum Knowledge Proofs and Post QuantumCryptography’ in the Quantum Computing Knowledge Workshop organised by West Bengal State Government Information Technology Department in Kolkata. It was an amazing experience in an inspiring atmosphere conversing with entrepreneurs, academic experts and industry thought leaders about Quantum Computing Hardware, Quantum Computing SDKs, Quantum Key Distribution, Quantum Cryptography, QuantumBlockchain, Zero Knowledge Proofs etc.

 

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Digital Trust Dialogues at Malabar Cybersecurity Summit 2018

Dear All, It is my pleasure and privilege to be a part of the MalabarCybersecuritySummit2018 organized by RedTeamHackerAcademy with eminent panelists in my favorite calicut city with a network of passionate entrepreneurs and innovators. Cybersecurity has become a wider landscape as the spectre of DigitalTrust and DataPrivacy has attained newer dimensions. Information architecture is no longer an a linear social network. It is entwined with digital identity and economic systems. We will talk about the new age information systems in the context of Blockchain #DigitalForensics QuantumComputing postquantumcryptography zeroknowledgeproofs differentialprivacy etc. All are invited to join us in this future forward dialogue !!

Notes from SCIT 19th National Seminar : Amalgamating IoT and Big Data

19th National Seminar from Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology – SCIT titled IoT and Big Data : Leverage or Adversary to Data Analytics was indeed a life time experience and a cherishing experience for me. It is a rare opportunity to meet MBA students presenting enterprising ideas about Decentralised Agriculture Marketplaces and sharing thoughts about Universal Basic Income and clarifying concepts about Quantum Computing and Algorithmic Business Models.

Moderating an eminent panel of Industry thought leaders with academic erudition and implementation insights from world class organisations was a challenging task and a learning experience. Sourabh Mukharjee from Accenture, Dr. Sheela Siddappa from Bosh, Dr. Pradeep Bilurkar from Barclays, Kapil Gandhi from Ernst and Young were our fellow panelist. The event started with an inspiring inagural address from the director of #SCIT, Dr. Dhanya Pramod. It was followed by an illuminating and thought provoking keynote address by the Chief Strategy Officer of Fractal Analytics, Sameer Dhanrajani.

In the panel discussion we covered a wide spectrum of topics ranging from evolution of IoT and Big Data, Cloud based Data Integration approaches for IoT, IoT Analytics applications, Industry solutions and emerging use cases, emerging challenges around IoT Big Data landscape, need for standardisation, need for ontologies around IoT Data Sets, career opportunities in IoT Big Data Analytics area etc. Altogether it was a dream journey to an inspiring academic institution. I wish all the very best for this institution and its committed faculty members and passionate students !

IoT World Congress and the Digital Convergence of AI, Blockchain, IoT

I am deeply honored and excited to know that some of our efforts at converging AI, Analytics, Blockchain, Big Data, IoT, Quantum Computing are getting recognized across global thought leadership forums. IoT World Congress has shared my views on the Digital Convergence in the recent article they have published in the forum.

What will happen when these three technologies act jointly and coordinate in the same environment? For experts in data science and cognitive computing such as Gokul Alex, AI will constitute the brain which will make the decisions set to manage the industrial production of the future, IoT will act as the backbone of the connected society and blockchain will establish an impregnable data exchange chain between them.

Alex points out that the convergence of these three great technologies means blockchain will manage the extraordinary potential of AI. “IoT will help to transform the potential of blockchain into effective connectivity networks, while the concurrence of AI, IoT and blockchain will encourage the creation of synergies in the working environments of digital economies, converting the fourth industrial revolution into a reality. Robotics will also play a leading role in this confluence, once AI has transformed its operations into more fluid and transparent processes for both humans and machines.”

 

Travelling with Time Together with a Teacher : Respect and Reflections

This is a short note reflecting on my conversations with one of my favorite teachers of all time. I have learned about life, livelihood, logic, literature and so many forms of knowledge from various masters. I respect their knowledge and remember all of them with gratitude. Today when professor K.C.Ravindranath called me inviting to take a session on AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning at Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram, I am really honored and more importantly astonished by his vitality and passion to travel future forward with the younger generation as energetic as a creatively curious and confident child. I wish I will have this spirit and passion in the days to come. He is very keen and eager to get the young talent to contribute to the academic ecosystem with all integrity and sincerity. We need teachers and mentors like him to revive the creative confidence in our teachers and students all over India.