Past Event

Quantum Computing: Opportunities and Challenges

July 28, 2020
Quantum Computing: Opportunities and Challenges
Webinar

Location

Zoom Webinar

Overview

Quantum computing is 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 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. 

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

Related Article: Faculty Feature on Will Oliver

Related Watch: Introduction and Background on Quantum Computing

 

  • Overview

    Quantum computing is 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 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. 

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

    Related Article: Faculty Feature on Will Oliver

    Related Watch: Introduction and Background on Quantum Computing

     


Agenda

11:00AM – 11:25AM
Associate Professor of MIT Department of Electrical Engineering
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering
Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
William Oliver
Associate Professor of MIT Department of Electrical Engineering
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering
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).


Government Policies:
Dr. Charles Tahan
Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Director, National Quantum Coordination Office

Quantum Computing:
Dr. Erik Lucero
Quantum Engineering Hardware Lead and Site Lead Google Santa Barbara
Google AI Quantum Team

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

Quantum Algorithms:
Dr. Christopher Savoie
CEO, Zapata Computing
11:45AM – 12:30PM
  • Agenda
    11:00AM – 11:25AM
    Associate Professor of MIT Department of Electrical Engineering
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
    Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering
    Associate Director, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
    William Oliver
    Associate Professor of MIT Department of Electrical Engineering
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow
    Director, MIT Center for Quantum Engineering
    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).


    Government Policies:
    Dr. Charles Tahan
    Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Director, National Quantum Coordination Office

    Quantum Computing:
    Dr. Erik Lucero
    Quantum Engineering Hardware Lead and Site Lead Google Santa Barbara
    Google AI Quantum Team

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

    Quantum Algorithms:
    Dr. Christopher Savoie
    CEO, Zapata Computing
    11:45AM – 12:30PM