Mapping the Quantum Island
Presented by SGInnovate and Centre for Quantum Technologies
Tour the hotspots of R&D in quantum technologies in Singapore with expert guides from some of the research organisations doing the work. This session will introduce highlights of local research in quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensing and review mechanisms for companies to get a headstart with these technologies - from bringing problems to researchers to solve to trialling devices.
In 2020, the national Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) received $96.6 million on top of $25 million prior funding to apply quantum technologies for solving user-defined problems. The programme provides research grants and does ecosystem building. At this event, the QEP Director will join leaders of research organisations the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to provide a map of the quantum activities on the island and explain how researchers are working with companies to identify use cases for quantum technologies.
Date: 30 April 2021, Friday
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)
11:00am – 11:05am:Opening remarks by Dr Lim Jui, CEO, SGInnovate
11:05am – 11:30am:Short presentations by:
- Prof José Ignacio Latorre, Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies and Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore
- Dr Leonid Krivitsky, Department Head, Quantum Technologies for Engineering, A*STAR
- A/Prof Alexander Ling, Director, Quantum Engineering Programme and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
11:30am – 12:00pm: Panel discussion and Q&A on Mapping the Quantum Island moderated by Jenny Hogan, Outreach & Media Relations, Associate Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Prof José Ignacio Latorre, Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies and Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore
Prof José Ignacio Latorre is Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and Professor in the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). A leading figure in particle physics and quantum information, José Ignacio joined CQT, NUS in July 2020 from the University of Barcelona, where he had been heading a research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center to build the first quantum processor in Spain. José Ignacio is also Chief Researcher at the Quantum Research Centre in the Technology Innovation Institute in the United Arab Emirates and founder of Qilimanjaro, a startup in quantum computing.
Dr Leonid Krivitsky, Department Head, Quantum Technologies for Engineering, A*STAR
Dr Leonid Krivitsky is a Principal Scientist and Head of the Quantum Technologies for Engineering Department at IMRE, A*STAR. He oversees research and development activities in quantum sensing, metrology, and quantum information processing. He is the recipient of prestigious fellowships, including the Alexander Von Humboldt fellowship, Hans Christian Oersted fellowship, and an A-STAR Investigatorship. He received MSc (cum laude) and PhD in 2003 and 2005, from the Physics department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. He holds an MBA degree from the National University of Singapore.
A/Prof Alexander Ling, Director, Quantum Engineering Programme and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
A/Prof Alexander Ling is Director of Singapore's Quantum Engineering Programme and a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also an Associate Professor in the NUS Department of Physics. In his own research, Alexander leads a team that aims to bring quantum instruments out of the lab and into field deployment. His team has built and tested instruments in diverse environments, including trials of quantum communication devices on Singapore’s urban fibre networks and demonstrations of quantum technology in nanosatellites in space. Alexander is also a co-founder of two startups, S-Fifteen Instruments and SpeQtral.
Jenny Hogan, Outreach & Media Relations, Associate Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Jenny Hogan has managed outreach and media relations for the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore since 2010. She previously worked as a science journalist and holds an MSc in Natural Sciences (Experimental Physics) from the University of Cambridge. She supports the Centre in communicating its research to audiences including industry, the public and students, considering the potential impacts of quantum technologies and the need for a quantum-skilled workforce.