Dr.
Elizabeth Behrman
Professor of Physics
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NIPS
1 Day Workshop on Quantum Neural Computing
Research Interests
Quantum and classical neural networks: a broad based effort towards
new architectures for neural networks, in collaboration with Dr. James
E. Steck of Aerospace Engineering and Dr. Steven R. Skinner of Electrical
and Computer Engineering. Because neural networks design their own
algorithms, a quantum neural network could potentially rid us of the major
bottleneck to implementation of quantum computers. We have demonstrated
in simulation the feasibility of both temporal and spatial architectures,
and more recently, have succeeded in showing that a quantum neural network
can compute its own degree of entanglement (a major outstanding problem
in quantum computing.) We are currently working, in collaboration with
Dr. Siyuan Han of the University of Kansas, on building a bench model
using SQUIDs (superconducting quantum interference devices.) In related
work, we have developed a continuum optical network using thermal nonlinear
selflensing media. We have demonstrated online training of the network,
both with computer simulation and with optical table experiments. We have
also partially succeeded in replacing the bench computer supervised reinforcement
learning with all optical error backpropagation.

E.C. Behrman, V.G. Chandrashekar, Z. Wang, C.K. Belur, J.E. Steck, and
S.R. Skinner, “A Quantum Neural Network Computes Entanglement,” submitted
to Physical Review Letters (2002).

R. Allauddin, K. Gaddam, E. C. Behrman, J. E. Steck, and S.R. Skinner,
“Advantages of Quantum Recurrent Networks: An Examination of Stable States,”
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, July
2002.

V.G. Chandrashekar, E.C. Behrman, and J.E. Steck, “Physical Realizations
of a Temporal Quantum Neural Computer (Invited Paper),” Proceedings of
the 2001 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN’01),
Washington, DC, July 1519, published on CD, ISBN 0790370465 (2001).

E.C. Behrman, L.R. Nash, J.E. Steck, V. Chandrashekar, and S.R. Skinner,
"Simulations of Quantum Neural Networks," Information Sciences 128,
257 (2000).

A.A. CruzCabrera, J.E. Steck, E.C. Behrman, and S.R. Skinner, "Backpropagation
Training for an Optical Neural Network Using Selflensing Effects," IEEE
Transactions on Neural Networks 11, 1450 (2000).

J.E. Steck, S.R. Skinner, A. CruzCabrera, M. Yang, and E.C. Behrman, "Spatially
Continuous Learning Systems: Artificial Neural Networks in a Bulk Material
Continuum," Ninth International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks
(ICANN 99), (IEEE, Edinburgh, GB), 1, 479 (1999).

E.C. Behrman, J.E. Steck, and S.R. Skinner, "A Spatial Quantum Neural Computer,"
Proceedings of the 1999 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
(IJCNN'99), Washington, DC, July 1016, published on CD, ISBN 0780355326,
#2113 (1999). (Judged Best in Session, Runnerup for Best in Conference.)

S.R. Skinner, J.E. Steck, and E.C. Behrman, "An Optical Neural Network
Using Kerrtype Nonlinear Materials," IEEE Micro 15, 52 (1995).
S.R. Skinner, E.C. Behrman, A.A. CruzCabrera, and J.E. Steck, ANeural
network implementation using selflensing media,@
Applied Optics 34, 4129 (1995).
Quantum calculations of inorganic buckyballs, of reaction intermediates
and of the conformations of large molecules: Using classical and quantum
mechanical molecular dynamics, as well as standard quantum states programs
such as MOPAC and GAUSSIAN, we have discovered new possible Afullerenes@
containing no carbon. We have also calculated relative energies for reaction
intermediates and for different conformations of large molecules like UDPG,
in gas phase and in solution. This work is in collaboration with
Dr. E.J. Behrman of Ohio State University and Dr. Mel Zandler of Chemistry
at WSU.

E.C. Behrman, S. Chen, and E.J. Behrman, “On the Mechanism of the Elbs
Peroxydisulfate Oxidation and a New Peroxide Rearrangement,” Tetrahedron
Letters, 32213224 (2002).

E.C. Behrman, R.K. Foehrweiser, J.R. Myers, B.R. French, and M.E. Zandler,
APossibility
of stable spheroid molecules of ZnO,@
Physical Review A 49, R1543 (1994).

E.J. Behrman, R.L. Kiser, W.F. Garas, E.C. Behrman, and B.M. Pitt, AConversion
of 4quinolones to 3hydroxy4quinolones via the corresponding sulfates,@
Journal of Chemical Research (S) 1995, 164; (M) 1995, 1051.

K.B. Kim, E.C. Behrman, C.E. Cottrell, and E.J. Behrman, "On the Conformation
of UDPGlc, A Sugar Nucleotide," Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin
Transactions 2 1, 677 (2000).

K.B. Kim, E.C. Behrman, and E.J. Behrman, "On the Conformation of UDPG,
a Sugar Nucleotide," Nucleotides & Nucleosides 18, 1055 (1999).

M.E. Zandler, E.C. Behrman, M.B. Arrasmith and J.R. Myers, "Semiempirical
Molecular Orbital Calculation of Geometric, Electronic and Vibrational
Structures of Metal Oxide, Metal Sulfide, and Other Inorganic Fullerene
Spheroids," Journal of Molecular Structure (THEOCHEM) 362, 215 (1995.)
Other interests and involvements
Physics education: From elementary through college levels, and
in collaboration with a number of other educators and with the Fairmount
Center, running workshops for high school physics teachers, demonstrations
for neighboring schools, research projects with high school teachers and
undergraduates.
Faculty associate of the Fairmount
Center for Science and Mathematics Education
Faculty fellow, Emory Lindquist Honors Program.
Mother of Joanna
email: elizabeth.behrman@wichita.edu
snailmail: Department of Physics
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 672600032
phone: (316) 9785224
Office Hours: 8:00  12:30 MWF
(046A JB) or by appointment.
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