ECE postdoc wins international award for conference paper
ECE postdoctoral researcher Dong-Yeop Na has won an international award for a conference paper. “Quantum Finite-Difference Time-Domain Scheme” has been selected for one of the two 2020 IEEE Ulrich L. Rohde Innovative Conference Paper Awards on Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics.
The paper was co-authored by Weng C. Chew, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Chew says this is a landmark work because it represents the first time that a finite-difference time-domain method has been developed to solve quantum Maxwell’s equations.
“It will have a lasting impact in the area of computational electromagnetics and quantum technologies,” says Chew. “This work is also a bridge between quantum electromagnetics and classical electromagnetics.”
In addition to being the co-author on the award-winning paper, Chew also delivered a keynote address titled “Computational Electromagnetics after Quantum Computer” at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics (ICCEM2020). The conference brings together researchers and practitioners for sharing their latest advances in numerical algorithms, modeling methods, optimization and animation tools, and computing platforms for applications across the whole electromagnetic spectrum.