Building a prototype quantum computer has been perhaps one of the most exciting and controversial topics in quantum science and engineering in the last few years. Quantum computing, and quantum technologies in general, with their potential disruptive applications in a variety of disciplines, have forced countries, government agencies, and private institutions to invest heavily into this area anticipating the future developments.
In this quantum event, we will discuss the current state of the art in building quantum hardware, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and summarise possible use cases that near and mid-term quantum processors could apply to.
Date: 19 September 2019
Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Venue: BASH, Level 3, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955 via Lift Lobby 3
- Dr Daniel Sank, Senior Research Scientist - Quantum AI, Google
- Prof Dimitris Angelakis, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
3:30pm - 4:00pm Registration
4:00pm - 4:40pm Presentation on â€˜Building Quantum Hardware at Google' by Dr Daniel Sank, Senior Research Scientist - Quantum AI, Google
4:40pm - 5:00pm Presentation on â€˜Quantum Computing Use Cases with Near Term Devices A Brief Review' by Prof Dimitris Angelakis, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
5:00pm - 5:30pm Q&A
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Networking
Dr Daniel Sank, Senior Research Scientist - Quantum AI, Google
Dr Daniel Sank is a Senior Research Scientist at Google Quantum. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics at Yale University and his PhD at the University of California (UC) Santa Barbara with John Martinis. At UC Santa Barbara, Daniel demonstrated world record speed and accuracy in the measurement and readout of superconducting qubits. He then joined Google Quantum where he works on quantum state readout theory and experiment, electronics design, and team growth.
Daniel is dedicated to pedagogical and outreach activities in science. He has recently participated in industry panels at the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting and the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) conference at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Daniel also presented at a seminar and lab tour for the quantum students at the University of Bristol, the Google X Cirq Bootcamp, and the Quantum Casts YouTube video series.
Daniel is particularly interested in meeting students who wish to enter the field of quantum computing.
Prof Dimitris Angelakis, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Prof Dimitris Angelakis is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in the National University of Singapore, leading the Quantum Simulators and Quantum Technologies Group. He is known for his works in quantum computation and as a pioneer of quantum simulations with light-matter systems. He completed his PhD at Imperial College in Quantum Optics with Prof Sir P Knight FRS and then moved to Cambridge University in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Centre for Quantum Computing as an independent St Catharine's College Research Fellow.
Dimitris' research has received several awards including two Google Quantum Innovation Awards, the Valerie Myescrough Award from the University of London, and the Quantum Electronics and Photonics PhD Thesis Prize from the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom. He is serving in different academic and national science advisory bodies including the European National Quantum Network of the European Flagship Project in Quantum Technologies and is leading the Greek National Flagship on Quantum Technologies.
In parallel to his academic work, he consults for industry, banking and IT sectors about the potential applications of quantum computing in businesses. He is also Associate Professor at the Technical University of Crete.