Fostering Growth in
Quantum & AI Education

While quantum technology was once a field primarily reserved for university research, it is now an area of active commercial focus. For the past six years, SandboxAQ has been forging strong links between industry and academia to meet the soaring demand for quantum and AI-trained researchers and engineers. Together, we’ll ensure that graduate students and PhDs emerge with the real-world, practical, and relevant experience they need to apply to their academic endeavors, secure cutting-edge careers in the quantum industry, and create a more inclusive quantum ecosystem.

SandboxAQ is driving innovation by delivering AI+Quantum (AQ) solutions to address some of the toughest research, business, and computational challenges across a broad range of industries. These include financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, government, and more. We're also expert educators with a passion for creating effective academic programs and improving their access and outcomes with technology.
Our Charter: Enable millions of people and institutions around the world to develop and use AQ technologies to impact the world in positive ways.

What We Offer

University Partnerships
Jointly develop curricula, certification programs, and educational bootcamps in AQ-related subjects. Promote joint guest lectures and technical/research presentations on-campus and at SandboxAQ. Invite university faculty to serve as academic advisors for SandboxAQ projects. Support PhD/faculty white paper and journal article development, and offer faculty teaching fellowships.
Residency Programs/PhD Sponsorships
Provide Masters, PhD, and postdoctoral students with practical, hands-on experience working with cutting-edge AI and quantum solutions to supplement their education in areas such as Post-Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Sensing, and AI. Sponsor and mentor PhD candidate research in AQ technologies and provide practical applications for their research.
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Content & Learning
Develop coursework in quantum technologies, linear algebra, machine learning, cryptography, and other advanced mathematical and technical topics to upskill corporate and federal employees to prepare them for careers in quantum technologies.
Help protect universities and other institutions against quantum threats targeting encrypted data, research and intellectual property or vulnerable networks, communications, and other infrastructure.
SandboxAQ Academy
SandboxAQ Academy is an initiative aimed at advancing education in AI, quantum and related cutting-edge disciplines. It provides unrestricted access to AQ-related educational materials and courses, driving awareness, comprehension, and enthusiasm for AQ technology.
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Our residency program has been preparing PhD candidates and postdocs for real-world careers since 2016. We have hosted residents from more than 15 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Spain, the UK, and the USA, and are looking for opportunities to expand the program further. To date, students from 35 universities around the globe have participated in our residency program, including:
North America - Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, MILA - Quebec AI Institute
Europe - Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College of London, University College of London, Max Planck Institute, University of Barcelona, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Meet Our Academic Advisors

DR. FEI-FEI LI - Sequoia Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University; former VP/Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud

STEVEN CHU - Nobel laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy; currently a William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University

JELENA VUCKOVIC - Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership in the School of Engineering; Professor and Fortinet Founders Chair of Electrical Engineering; Professor by courtesy of Applied Physics; and leader of the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab at Stanford University

DR. ANDREAS HÜLSING - Assistant Professor for provable security in the Coding Theory and Cryptology group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven, Netherlands

DR. DOUGLAS STEBILA - Associate Professor of Cryptography in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada
Academic Advisors

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