Congratulations to Naphan Benchasattabuse, a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Media and Governance for coming first in the IBM Quantum Challenge Fall 2021
Congratulations to Naphan Benchasattabuse, a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Media and Governance for coming first in the IBM Quantum Challenge Fall 2021, a 10-day challenge where participants get hands-on experience with quantum computing.
This is the second time Benchasattabuse has won the IBM Quantum Challenge in three years.
Benchasattabuse beat out more than 1,293 active participants who made at least one submission, and 677 who completed all four challenge exercises. This was his third time taking part -- he took part in the first IBM Quantum Challenge in 2019 with no formal education in quantum computing, and this experience inspired him to apply for a PhD program at Keio University which is a leader in quantum computing.
"I hope there will be a lot more quantum challenges to come for us to enjoy," Benchasattabuse said after the event. "I hope these challenges would have an impact on many people's lives as it had for me."
Read more about the IBM Quantum Challenge Fall 2021, including more quotes from Benchasattabuse:
The IBM Quantum Challenge Fall 2021 was held in collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Keio University. Keio University is a leader in quantum computing; in 2018 it established the IBM Q Network Hub as a state-of-the-art quantum computing research base at Yagami Campus. IBM Q is an advanced, general-purpose quantum computer being developed by US technology company IBM.
Released by: General Affairs Office at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC)