More Innovations in Quantum Information Technologies | SGInnovate
October132020

Location

Online Event
Singapore

More Innovations in Quantum Information Technologies

Presented by SGInnovate and Japan Science and Technology Agency

The worldwide effort for the development of Quantum Technology has accelerated. However, there are still many challenges to developing Quantum Information Technology for implementation in a real-world environment and as a solution to real problems.  

In this two-part series, join our expert speakers as they introduce cutting-edge research on the following topics:

  • Architecture of a Quantum Information Processing system
  • Quantum Software and Computing algorithms
  • Application of Quantum Information Processing

Join us for the first instalment here.
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With the purpose to bridge Japan's and Singapore's Science, Technology and Innovation ecosystems for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities, SGInnovate and the Japan Science & Technology Agency are co-presenting a series of talks by notable startups, researchers and corporate innovators on various Deep Tech topics.

Programme: 

10:30am – 10:35am: Opening Remarks by SGInnovate and Japan Science and Technology Agency
10:35am – 10:55am: Presentation on A Primer on Quantum Simulation by Dr Loh Huanqian, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies and President’s Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
10:55am – 11:15am: Presentation on Quantum Algorithms on Graph Decompositions by Dr Hidefumi Hiraishi, Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
11:15am – 11:35am: Presentation on Towards Realistic Simulations of Materials on Quantum Computers by Dr Wataru Mizukami, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Osaka University

Speakers’ Profiles:

Dr Loh Huanqian, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies and President’s Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Loh Huanqian leads a research group that aims to study advanced materials like flexible solar cells and superconductors at the microscopic level. Her lab will use optical tweezer arrays of atoms and molecules like reconfigurable quantum building blocks to mimic advanced materials. With tools to precisely control the motion, internal quantum states, and spatial arrangement of these building blocks, the team will perform quantum simulations in their laboratory to guide the design of new materials. Huanqian earned her PhD in atomic and molecular physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a National Research Foundation Fellowship (Class of 2018), received a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent award in 2020, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Quantum Applications.​​​​​​​

Dr Hidefumi Hiraishi, Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo

Dr Hidefumi Hiraishi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Tokyo. In 2016, he received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tokyo. His research interests include Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorial Optimisation and Quantum Computation.

Dr Wataru Mizukami, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Osaka University

Dr Wataru Mizukami is a specially appointed Associate Professor at Osaka University, a Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) researcher at the Japan Science and Technology Agency researcher, and an advisor of QunaSys Inc - a Quantum software startup.

His research focuses  on the development and application of Electronic and Vibrational Structure Theory for Molecules. He received his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Japan under the supervision of Prof Takeshi Yanai. 


Since 2019, he has been working in the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology at Osaka University. He now focusses on developing Quantum-Classical Hybrid Algorithms to achieve a quantum advantage in Quantum Chemistry.

 

Topics: Quantum Technologies

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