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Carmen Amo Alonso, Tinashe Handina, and Ivan Jimenez Rodriguez Selected as LEAP Fellows


Carmen Amo Alonso, Tinashe Handina, and Ivan Jimenez Rodriguez have been selected as LEAP Fellows. The LEAP Alliance is focused on diversifying future leadership in the computing professoriate as a way to increase diversity across the field of computing.

Conventional Computers Can Learn to Solve Tricky Quantum Problems


There has been a lot of buzz about quantum computers and for good reason. The futuristic computers are designed to mimic what happens in nature at microscopic scales, which means they have the power to better understand the quantum realm and speed up the discovery of new materials, including pharmaceuticals, environmentally friendly chemicals, and more. "Normally, when it comes to machine learning, you don't know how the machine solved the problem. It's a black box, but now we've essentially figured out what's happening in the box through our mathematical analysis and numerical simulations." says Hsin-Yuan (Robert) Huang, a graduate student working with John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQIM). [Caltech story]

Sorina Lupu Chosen for the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) Grant Program


Sorina Lupu, a PhD student in Aerospace, working with Soon-Jo Chung, Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, was one of the eight young professionals chosen for the 2022-2023 Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) Grant Program. Intended for U.S. graduate students and young professionals who are pursuing space-related careers, the program provides grants for participation in the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC).