$750k Federal Grant Approved for Quantum Computing at Stony Brook University | Congressman Lee Zeldin

$750k Federal Grant Approved for Quantum Computing at Stony Brook University

August 12, 2020
Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Stony Brook University has been awarded $750,000 from the National Science Foundation to expand quantum computing at Stony Brook University. 

“Utilizing this new type of computing would store significantly more information, faster, more securely and more efficiently, improving our lives and nation with everything from healthcare to national security to the financial sector,” said Congressman Lee Zeldin. An equally important aspect is the creation of the quantum internet, which could provide a faster, more reliable and more secure platform for information sharing, thwarting hackers and overcoming the internet’s security vulnerabilities. Thanks to investments in our nation’s best and brightest scientists, including right here at Stony Brook University, we’re now closer than ever to a large scale implementation of this technology.”

"This NSF award will help in hiring a new quantum computing faculty in Stony Brook University,” said Chair Computer Science Department Samir Das. This will jump-start quantum computing education and research in the Computer Science Department in Stony Brook and contribute to the existing quantum efforts on campus. Quantum computing is a tremendous opportunity area that promises to revolutionize computing and communications systems, providing new capabilities much beyond that is possible with traditional computing principles. It has tremendous implications on areas such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity."

Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is an agency which promotes the progress of science, advances national health, prosperity, and welfare, and works to secure our national defense.