2021 Quantum Computing: Opportunities and Challenges

June 22, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
2021 Quantum Computing: Opportunities and Challenges
Webinar


Location

Zoom Webinar

Overview

Quantum technologies are transitioning from laboratory curiosity to technical reality. Today, small-scale quantum computers with 53 qubits have been demonstrated, but what can they do? What kinds of business opportunities exist and what are the challenges ahead? How and when should my company get engaged?

MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and the Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE) are pleased to present a special webinar and panel discussion with business and government leaders and researchers in quantum computing hardware and software sharing their insights on the current lay of the land, opportunities, and challenges of quantum computing. 

We feature leaders from industry members of the CQE Quantum Science and Engineering Consortium (QSEC), the CQE industry membership group. QSEC membership enables industries to engage with MIT faculty, students, and each other to explore the promise and applications of quantum technologies.

Please join us in these webinars to hear and discuss with the experts the latest in quantum computing technology. 

Related Article: 

Explained: Quantum Engineering

Faculty Feature on Will Oliver

Related Watch: 

The Center for Quantum Engineering’s Mission

  • Overview

    Quantum technologies are transitioning from laboratory curiosity to technical reality. Today, small-scale quantum computers with 53 qubits have been demonstrated, but what can they do? What kinds of business opportunities exist and what are the challenges ahead? How and when should my company get engaged?

    MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and the Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE) are pleased to present a special webinar and panel discussion with business and government leaders and researchers in quantum computing hardware and software sharing their insights on the current lay of the land, opportunities, and challenges of quantum computing. 

    We feature leaders from industry members of the CQE Quantum Science and Engineering Consortium (QSEC), the CQE industry membership group. QSEC membership enables industries to engage with MIT faculty, students, and each other to explore the promise and applications of quantum technologies.

    Please join us in these webinars to hear and discuss with the experts the latest in quantum computing technology. 

    Related Article: 

    Explained: Quantum Engineering

    Faculty Feature on Will Oliver

    Related Watch: 

    The Center for Quantum Engineering’s Mission

Register

Agenda

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Introduction to Quantum Computing
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (from July 2021)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE)
Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
William Oliver
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (from July 2021)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE)
Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)

William D. Oliver is a Principal Investigator in the Engineering Quantum Systems Group (MIT campus) and the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group (MIT Lincoln Laboratory). He provides programmatic and technical leadership targeting the development of quantum and classical high-performance computing technologies. Will’s research interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and single-flux quantum digital logic. Will is a Fellow of the American Physical Society; serves on the US Committee for Superconducting Electronics; is an IEEE Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) Board Member; and is a member of IEEE, APS, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tau Beta Pi.

Will received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University, the SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Japanese from the University of Rochester (NY).

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM

Industry Perspectives

Quantum Computing:
Matt Trevithick
COO, Google Quantum AI
Google

Control Software and Hardware:
Liz Ruetsch
GM, Quantum Engineering Solutions (QES)
Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Manufacturing:
Ken Kennedy
Manager IT Innovation and Research
BMW Group
Marcin Ziolkowski
Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Expert
BMW Group

Quantum Algorithms:
CEO
Zapata Computing
Christopher Savoie
CEO
Zapata Computing

Christopher Savoie is the CEO of Zapata Computing, a Harvard spinout quantum computing software and algorithm company funded by The Engine, the venture firm founded by MIT to invest in tough tech. Dr. Savoie is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry and computer science and his research and business interests over the years have focused on the intersection of machine learning, biology, and chemistry. Dr. Savoie is the original inventor of AAOSA, the A.I.-based natural language interface technology that was used to develop Apple’s Siri.

Dr. Savoie has led big data analytics efforts at Nissan and has previously founded and served as CEO of technology companies that have been acquired or exited via IPO. Dr. Savoie is also a licensed attorney and serves as the current Vice-Chairman of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association. Savoie is a published legal expert on liability issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Information Security and Data Privacy and has lectured and taught continuing legal education courses on these subjects.

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Government Perspective
Senior Policy Advisor, National Quantum Coordination Office
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Corey Stambaugh
Senior Policy Advisor, National Quantum Coordination Office
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Corey Stambaugh is the Senior Policy Advisor for the National Quantum Coordination Office at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is currently on detail from the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he is a staff physicist. He earned a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Florida and has co-authored more than 40 papers on a variety of topics. He is a past recipient of an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellowship, a NIST-NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship, and the NIST Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award.

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • Agenda
    1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

    Introduction to Quantum Computing
    Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (from July 2021)
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
    Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE)
    Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
    William Oliver
    Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (from July 2021)
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
    Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE)
    Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)

    William D. Oliver is a Principal Investigator in the Engineering Quantum Systems Group (MIT campus) and the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group (MIT Lincoln Laboratory). He provides programmatic and technical leadership targeting the development of quantum and classical high-performance computing technologies. Will’s research interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and single-flux quantum digital logic. Will is a Fellow of the American Physical Society; serves on the US Committee for Superconducting Electronics; is an IEEE Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) Board Member; and is a member of IEEE, APS, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tau Beta Pi.

    Will received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University, the SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Japanese from the University of Rochester (NY).

    1:20 PM - 2:00 PM

    Industry Perspectives

    Quantum Computing:
    Matt Trevithick
    COO, Google Quantum AI
    Google

    Control Software and Hardware:
    Liz Ruetsch
    GM, Quantum Engineering Solutions (QES)
    Keysight Technologies, Inc.

    Manufacturing:
    Ken Kennedy
    Manager IT Innovation and Research
    BMW Group
    Marcin Ziolkowski
    Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Expert
    BMW Group

    Quantum Algorithms:
    CEO
    Zapata Computing
    Christopher Savoie
    CEO
    Zapata Computing

    Christopher Savoie is the CEO of Zapata Computing, a Harvard spinout quantum computing software and algorithm company funded by The Engine, the venture firm founded by MIT to invest in tough tech. Dr. Savoie is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry and computer science and his research and business interests over the years have focused on the intersection of machine learning, biology, and chemistry. Dr. Savoie is the original inventor of AAOSA, the A.I.-based natural language interface technology that was used to develop Apple’s Siri.

    Dr. Savoie has led big data analytics efforts at Nissan and has previously founded and served as CEO of technology companies that have been acquired or exited via IPO. Dr. Savoie is also a licensed attorney and serves as the current Vice-Chairman of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association. Savoie is a published legal expert on liability issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Information Security and Data Privacy and has lectured and taught continuing legal education courses on these subjects.

    2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

    Government Perspective
    Senior Policy Advisor, National Quantum Coordination Office
    White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Corey Stambaugh
    Senior Policy Advisor, National Quantum Coordination Office
    White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

    Corey Stambaugh is the Senior Policy Advisor for the National Quantum Coordination Office at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is currently on detail from the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he is a staff physicist. He earned a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Florida and has co-authored more than 40 papers on a variety of topics. He is a past recipient of an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellowship, a NIST-NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship, and the NIST Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award.

    2:10 PM – 3:00 PM

    Panel Discussion and Q&A