ACM/IEEE Quantum Computing for Drug Discovery Challenge at ICCAD is a challenging, multi-month, research and development competition, focusing on drug discorvery related problems that require the implementation of quantum algorithms. It is open to multi-person teams world-wide. The top three teams will be invited to 2023 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) attending the awards ceremony and present their solutions.

Tentative Schedule

Contest release date
August 22, 2023(AOE)
Registration deadline
September 8, 2023 23:59:59(AOE)
Final submission due
October 8, 2023 23:59:59(AOE)
Notification of Results
October 15, 2023(AOE)
Top three teams notified
To be announced during ICCAD


1st Place Award
US $2500 / team
2nd Place Award
US $1000 / team
3rd Place Award
US $500 / team

Contest Organizers

  • Zhiding Liang (University of Notre Dame, IN, US; JPMorgan Chase & Co, US)
  • Di Wu (University of Central Florida, FL, US)
  • Xiaowei Xu (Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, CN)
  • Zichang He (JPMorgan Chase & Co, US)
  • Weiwen Jiang (George Mason University, VA, US)
  • Yiyu Shi (University of Notre Dame, IN, US)