Quantum Computing: Hardware and Software Implementations, Challenges and Opportunities | SGInnovate
February282019

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Quantum Computing: Hardware and Software Implementations, Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by SGInnovate
Partnered with e2i

This talk will focus on the hardware and software considerations of quantum computing. Dr Yvonne Yuan Gao, Scientist, A*Star will first provide an overview of the current hardware landscape and highlight some of the key challenges in realising universal quantum computing. The speakers will also discuss the appeal of a modular approach to scaling up quantum systems for greater computational power and complexity. Finally, we will look into some of the recent experimental progress in implementing quantum error correction, logical operations, and quantum algorithms using superconducting microwave circuits.

Date: 28 February 2019, Thursday
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

Speakers:

  • Dr. Yvonne Yuan Gao, Scientist, A*Star
  • Dr. Joseph Fitzsimons, Founder, Horizon Quantum Computing

Programme:
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Registration
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Talk on hardware implementations by Yvonne Gao
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Talk on software developments by Joseph Fitzsimons
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking and End

Speakers’ Profiles:
Dr. Yvonne Yuan Gao, Scientist, A*Star

Yvonne has recently returned to Singapore after her undergraduate study at the University of Oxford and her doctorate study at Yale University, where she worked on developing the crucial building blocks for a powerful quantum computing using superconducting quantum circuits in a modular architecture. The systems Yvonne and her team designed are akin to quantum Lego blocks that can be connected to realise more complex structures and reconfigured on-demand to implement quantum tasks. The novel interactions and robust logical gates between long-lived quantum memories her team demonstrated have generated several high-impact publications and patents. These experimental achievements do not only highlight the power and versatility of Yvonne’s research work, but also pave the way towards realising complex quantum algorithms using superconducting microwave circuits. Back in Singapore, Yvonne is now part of the A*STAR quantum computing programme. She is currently working on building the key capabilities needed to develop robust quantum circuits as well as new hybrid quantum systems in Singapore.

Dr. Joe Fitzsimons, Founder, Horizon Quantum Computing and Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies

Joe Fitzsimons is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies and an Associate Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design. By background, Joe is a theoretical physicist with interests in all areas of quantum mechanics and quantum information theory. At present, his research focuses on quantum computation and using quantum phenomena to enable new secure computing functionality. He holds a BSc in theoretical physics from University College Dublin and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. In 2016, Joe was named in MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Innovators Under 35 Asia list.

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