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