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James Held (Intel Labs Emerging Technology Research)

Talk: Engineering a Scalable Quantum Computer Architecture

Jim Held leads Intel Labs emerging technology research, developing hardware and software technologies for future microprocessors and platforms. He co-leads Intel’s quantum computing research. Since joining Intel in 1990, Held has served in a variety of positions in Intel Labs, leading organizations and virtual teams conducting research in microprocessor and platform architecture, parallel computing, interconnect technology, multimedia, computer-supported collaboration and IA-based signal processing.Held earned a Ph.D. (1988) in Computer and Information Science, from the University of Minnesota.

 

Matthias Möller
(Delft University of Technology)
Talk: On the impact of quantum computing technology on future developments in high-performance scientific computing

Matthias Möller (1978) is Assistant Professor in the Numerical Analysis Group of the Department of Applied Mathematics at Delft University of Technology. He obtained a Diploma in Mathematics from the Faculty of Mathematics at TU Dortmund University, Germany, in 2003 and received a PhD from the same institution in 2008. His research interests focus on hardware-oriented numerics for partial differential equations, that is, the co-design of numerical methods for and their efficient implementations on heterogeneous high-performance computing platforms. He is coordinator of the EU-funded project MOTOR (2015-2018), which develops computational technologies which narrow the gap between geometry modelling and numerical simulation and optimisation to enable fully automatic multi-objective design optimisation of so-called fluid energy machines, e.g., aircraft engines and water turbines. His interest in using accelerator technologies like GPU- and FPGA-computing as a tool to speed-up numerical simulations has recently extended to quantum computing, which might be the next step in high-performance scientific computing.
David DiVincenzo (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Peter-Grünberg-Institut)
Talk: New Hardware Components for Scalable Quantum Computers
After receiving a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a doing a postdoc at Cornell University, he was a member of the IBM research staff in the years 1985–‐2011. His final position at IBM was as Manager of the Physics of Information group at the T.J.Watson Research Center. He has worked on quantum information theory since 1993. He proved that two–‐qubit gates are universal for quantum computing. In 1996 he introduced, with Daniel Loss, the basic concept that is presently pursued for quantum–‐dot quantum computing. He authored the seven “DiVincenzo criteria” for the physical implementation of quantum computers. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Associate Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics, and the author of over 200 published papers. He is presently Alexander von Humboldt Professor, and Director of the Institute for Quantum Information, at RWTH Aachen University, and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Juelich Research Center.

Koen Bertels (QuTech, Delft University of Technology)
Talk: From qubits to a quantum computer architecture

My current scientific research focuses on quantum computing and more specifically on the definition and implementation of a scalable quantum micro- and system architecture.  This involves specifying what the micro-architectural support is for the  control of the quantum instructions and how the quantum accelerator is connected and integrated in a larger system design where classical logic is combined with quantum logic. We work on an ultra low power and fast decoder for quantum error correction, the micro-instructions needed for the precisely timed issuing of RF pulses that perform the quantum gates and on a quantum assembly language and a more high level programming language called OpenQL. In close collaboration with Leo DiCarlo, we have successfully demonstrated the first fully programmable qubit processor where the control logic is fully implemented by the proposed micro-architecture.

Moinuddin Qureshi (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Talk: Microarchitecture and Memory Considerations for Scalable Quantum Computers

Prof. Moinuddin Qureshi joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor in 2011. His research interests include computer architecture, memory systems, and fault tolerant computing. He was a research staff member (2007-2011) at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he developed the caching algorithms for Power-7 processors. He holds more than two-dozen U.S. patents and has 40+ publications in flagship architecture conferences and journals. His publications have received more than 6000 citations, including four lead-author papers with more than 500 citations each. He was inducted in the Hall-of-Fame of ISCA (2013), Hall-of-Fame of MICRO (2016), and Hall-of-Fame of HPCA (2015).  He is a recipient of the Intel Faculty Award (2012), NetApp Faculty Fellowship (2012), and two IEEE MICRO Top-Pick awards. He received his Ph.D. (2007) and M.S. (2003) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Menno Veldhorst (QuTech and the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology)
Talk: A crossbar network for silicon quantum dot qubits 

Menno Veldhorst received his PhD cum laude in 2012 at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He performed his postdoctoral research at UNSW Sydney, Australia, studying silicon quantum dots in the group of professor Andrew Dzurak. There he demonstrated single- and two-qubit quantum logic with record coherence times for quantum dot qubits, recognised by PhysicsWorld as one of the top-ten breakthroughs in physics in 2015. Menno Veldhorst is now a tenure track team leader at QuTech, Delft University of Technology, and working towards large-scale quantum computation with silicon based spin qubits.

Justin W. Hogaboam (Quantum Systems Architect) Intel Corporation
Talk: Quantum Computing Systems Architecture under Qubit Architecture and Control Constraints

Justin Hogaboam is the Quantum Systems Architect at Intel Corporation, responsible for the design, implementation, and scaling of a full stack system architecture for the nascent quantum computing initiative at the company.  Since joining Intel in 2000, he has been in technical leadership and development roles across many new business initiatives and technology domains including device driver development for ADSL modems, graphics accelerator OpenGL ES driver stacks for ARM based Xscale™ mobile phones, RFID reader chip platform software and firmware, boot firmware architecture for Intel’s Atom™ based platforms in Android phones and tablets, as well as hybrid SoC simulation platforms utilizing high performance FPGAs connected to virtual platforms performing CPU emulation. Justin has also been involved as a founder in two startups, fulfilling the roles of CTO of a video game company, Trintech Systems, in 1994-1995 as well as COO and Board Chairman of Nascentia Corporation, an Oregon based software platform incubation company founded in 2003.

Damian Steiger (ETH Zurich)


Talk: Software for Quantum Computing
Damian Steiger is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of ETH Zurich. His research focuses on quantum computing, computational quantum physics, and high performance computing. He is working on new quantum algorithms and is a co-founder and lead developer of the ProjectQ framework. ProjectQ is a full stack software framework which provides a high level language to program quantum computers but also interfaces with state-of-the-art quantum simulators using today’s top supercomputers.

 

Margaret Martonosi (Dept. of Computer Science Princeton University)
Talk: Quantum Computing Opportunities and Challenges: A Computer Architect’s Perspective

Margaret Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where she has been on the faculty since 1994. She is also currently serving a four-year term as Director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Martonosi holds affiliated faculty appointments in Princeton EE, the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environement, and the Princeton Environmental Institute. She also holds an affiliated faculty appointment in Princeton EE. From 2005-2007, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2011, she served as Acting Director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). From August 2015 through March, 2017, she served as a Jefferson Science Fellow within the U.S. Department of State.

Martonosi’s research interests are in computer architecture and mobile computing, with particular focus on power-efficient systems. Her work has included the development of the Wattch power modeling tool and the Princeton ZebraNet mobile sensor network project for the design and real-world deployment of zebra tracking collars in Kenya. Her current research focuses on hardware-software interface approaches to manage heterogeneous parallelism and power-performance tradeoffs in systems ranging from smartphones to chip multiprocessors to large-scale data centers. Martonosi completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University, and also holds a Master’s degree from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, all in Electrical Engineering.

Douglas McClure, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Talk title: Developing a Quantum Computing Ecosystem: QISKit, OpenQASM, and the IBM Q Experience

Douglas McClure is a Research Staff Member at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. He completed his Ph.D. in physics under Prof. Charles Marcus at Harvard University in 2012, studying the physics of fractional quantum Hall states with potential applications in topological quantum computing. At IBM, he has focused on improving coherence and readout of superconducting qubits, and has also made contributions to the QISKit project and the IBM Q Experience.