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      Quantum Computers: How They Work and What They’ll Mean for BIG DATA and Business in Singapore

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      January 17, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      32 Carpenter Street
      Singapore, Singapore

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      Quantum Computers: How They Work and What They’ll Mean for BIG DATA and Business

      What is a quantum computer?  How will it change the world?  What is the state-of-the-art? Quantum computing was ranked as one of the top 10 breakthrough technologies in 2017 by MIT Technology Review, and Morgan Stanley has predicted it could help double the value of the high-end computing market to reach $10 billion in the next decade. While a fully-fledged quantum computer is yet to come, development over the past five years has been fast. The promise of such machines to massively outperform classical computers at some tasks makes quantum computing a potentially disruptive technology. Applications include quantum speedups for artificial intelligence, financial modelling, drug design, and big data analysis. At this event, we will discuss the latest global developments, the position of Singapore in this new quantum world and the latest efforts by the quantum hardware lab at Google. The event will feature an introduction to quantum computing, its applications and a fireside chat with the speakers. Date: 17 January 2019, Thursday Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911 Programme Details: 6.00pm – 6:30pm: Registration 6:30pm – 7:20pm: Dimitris Angelakis on Quantum Computing 101: Basics concepts and applications and Q&A 7:20pm – 7:50pm: Julian Kelly on Quantum Computing at Google and Q&A 7:50pm – 8.10pm: Fireside chat with the speakers 8:10pm – 8:30pm: Networking and End Speakers: Dimitris G. Angelakis, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore Dimitris Angelakis is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Singapore, leading the Quantum Simulators and Quantum Technologies Group.  He is an experienced research professor, known for his works in quantum computation and as a pioneer of quantum simulations with light-matter systems. His research has received several awards including the 2018 Google Quantum Innovation Award, the Valerie Myescrough Award from the University of London and the Institute of Physics UK, Quantum Electronics and Photonics Thesis Prize. His work has appeared in Science, New Scientist, Nature Research Highlights, The Innovation Magazine, Physics World, CNN and SKY among others. He is serving in different academic and national advisory bodies including the  European National Quantum Network of the EU Flagship Project in Quantum Technologies. In parallel to his academic work, he consults for an industry, banking and IT sectors about the potential applications of quantum computing in business. He is also a tenured professor at the Technical University of Crete (currently on leave). Julian Kelly, Research Scientist, Google   Julian Kelly is a Research Scientist in the Google Quantum Hardware group in Santa Barbara, CA. Julian did his PhD thesis under John Martinis at University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he developed the "Xmon" style superconducting transmon qubit (PRL), used it to demonstrate gate fidelities at the surface code threshold for error correction (Nature), and repetitive bit-flip error correction (Nature) in a 9 qubit linear chain. Since his graduation in 2015, he has moved to Google to develop superconducting quantum processors for real-world impact, including Bristlecone, a 72-qubit processor designed for demonstrations of "Quantum Supremacy", error correction, and exploration into near-term applications.   

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