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What if a Quantum Computing aficionado with expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning talked to a security expert interested in how Quantum Computing already impacts the world? read less
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The Quantum Frontier: Tackling Errors and Exploring Rydberg States with Dr. Steven Girvin
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The Quantum Frontier: Tackling Errors and Exploring Rydberg States with Dr. Steven Girvin
In Episode 85, Patrick and Ciprian speak with returning guest Steven Girvin of Yale University. The team discusses error correction, Rydberg states, erasure errors, and dual rail encoding.Dr. Steve GirvinAfter graduating in a high school class of 5 students in the small village of Brant Lake, NY and completing his undergraduate degree in physics from Bates College, Dr. Girvin earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Princeton University in 1977. Dr. Girvin joined the Yale faculty in 2001, where he is Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Professor of Applied Physics.  From 2007 to 2017 he served as Yale’s Deputy Provost for Research, overseeing strategic planning for research across Yale.  From 2019 to 2021, he served as founding director of the Co-Design Center for Quantum Advantage, one of five national quantum information science research centers funded by the Department of Energy.  Along with his experimenter colleagues Michel Devoret and Robert Schoelkopf, Professor Girvin co-developed ‘circuit QED,’ the leading architecture for construction of quantum computers based on superconducting microwave circuits.  Dr. Girvin is a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.  In 2007, he and his collaborators, Allan H. MacDonald and James P. Eisenstein were awarded the Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society for their work on the fractional quantum Hall effect.   In 2019, he and coauthor Kun Yang published the textbook “Modern Condensed Matter Physics” with Cambridge University Press.
Quantum Sensor Networks & Future Quantum Application Opportunities with Dr. Prineha Narang of UCLA
Mar 19 2024
Quantum Sensor Networks & Future Quantum Application Opportunities with Dr. Prineha Narang of UCLA
In Episode 83, Patrick and Ciprian speak with returning guest Dr. Prineha Narang of UCLA. The team discusses distributed quantum sensor networks, lasers, magnons, and new technology application opportunities through organic conversations.Dr. Prineha Narang is a Professor in Physical Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA with an interdisciplinary group spanning areas of physics, chemistry, and engineering. Prior to moving to UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at Harvard University. Before starting on the Harvard faculty in 2017, Dr. Narang was an Environmental Fellow at HUCE, and worked as a research scholar in condensed matter theory in the Department of Physics at MIT. She received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech. Her group works on theoretical and computational quantum materials, non-equilibrium dynamics, and quantum information science. Narang’s work has been recognized by many awards and special designations, Narang’s work has been recognized by many awards and special designations, including the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship in Physics, Maria Goeppert Mayer Award from the American Physical Society, 2023 ONR Young Investigator Award, 2022 Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society, Mildred Dresselhaus Prize, Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a Max Planck Sabbatical Award from the Max Planck Society, and the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics all in 2021, an NSF CAREER Award in 2020, being named a Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, a Top Innovator by MIT Tech Review (MIT TR35, )and a leading young scientist by the World Economic Forum in 2018. In 2017, she was named by Forbes Magazine on their “30under30” list for her work in atom-by-atom quantum engineering, that is, designing materials at the smallest scale, using single atoms, to enable the leap to quantum technologies. Dr. Narang has held leadership roles in a DOE EFRC ‘Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits’, DOE NQI Quantum Science Center, and the NSF ERC ‘Center for Quantum Networks’, among others. Her continued service to the science community includes chairing the Gordon Conference on Ultrafast and Cooperative Phenomena, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting (2022) and the MRS-Kavli Foundation Future of Materials Workshop: Computational Materials Science (2021), organizing APS, Optica (OSA), and SPIE symposia, and a leadership role in APS’ Division of Materials Physics. Narang is an Associate Editor at ACS Nano of the American Chemical Society, an Associate Editor at Applied Physics Letters of the American Institute of Physics, and the Editorial Advisory Boards of Nano Letters and Advanced Photonics. Dr. Narang is also the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Aliro, a VC-backed US quantum network company. At Aliro, she spearheads the effort in quantum information, towards commercializing scalable quantum networks.
Quantum Computing in Space with guests Garland Garris & Rima Oueid
Feb 20 2024
Quantum Computing in Space with guests Garland Garris & Rima Oueid
In Episode 81, Patrick and Ciprian speak with returning guest Garland Garris of Accenture Federal Services, and first time guest Rima Oueid of the United States Department of Energy.The team discusses Quantum Computing in space, international development interest, and complimentary technologies to push development timelines.As Accenture Federal Services Quantum Security Lead, Garland Garris, provides Insider Threat, Law Enforcement, Intelligence, cybersecurity expertise and leadership to help guide the company’s cybersecurity business initiatives. Garland is the former Senior Leader responsible for cybersecurity for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), one of the founders of the FBI’s Insider Threat Center and provisioned implementation of multiple data science, investigative and analytic systems. An expert in Insider Threat Programs, Data Analytics, Cyber defense and operational programs, Garris brings 29 years of professional experience, 15 of which were served within national security agencies.Rima Kasia Oueid is a Senior Commercialization Executive at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions, where she leads market development activities and commercialization of emerging DOE technologies with a focus on quantum information science, transportation, grid modernization, and space-based applications. She builds public private partnerships, identifies use cases, and develops innovative business models to accelerate market adoption and bankability of quantum computing, quantum communications/security, quantum sensing, artificial intelligence, microgrids, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies. Rima is the architect and lead of the DOE V2X Partnership with major OEMs, utilities, and bidirectional charging companies.  She is also a DOE representative on the board of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QEDC), serves as the chair of QEDCs Use Case Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on Quantum Sensing, and a member of the Quantum Computing and Quantum Networking/Communications TACs.
How Electric Utilities Prepare for a Post-Quantum Future in the Energy Sector with Dr. Sayon Chanda
Feb 6 2024
How Electric Utilities Prepare for a Post-Quantum Future in the Energy Sector with Dr. Sayon Chanda
In Episode 80, Patrick speaks with Sayon Chanda, Senior Scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), one of US Department of Energy's leading federal research laboratories in Denver Colorado.The team discusses the NISQ era of Quantum Computing, the complexities of current electric utility configurations, and how electric utilities can prepare for a post quantum future. Learn more: https://www.nrel.gov/news/program/2023/quantum-computers-can-now-interface-with-power-grid-equipment.htmlSayonsom Chanda is a senior scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Boulder, Colorado. He works in the intersection of advanced computing technologies and the electric power grid. For last seven years, he has worked extensively in implementation of AI technology for electric utilities in North America. Recently, his work on interfacing quantum computers and power grid simulators for developing industrial applications of quantum computing for solving the complex challenges of our times - including energy insecurity and climate change. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Chanda was a Senior Data Scientist at National Grid in New York and an electrical engineer at Idaho National Laboratory. He is also the co-founder of two tech start-up companies where he helped them raise venture capital and develop commercial solutions for the utility industry. Over a dozen prominent conferences in the United States and abroad have invited him to speak on AI applications in the Energy industry, including a TEDX talk in 2021. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University, has published more than 18 articles in journals with a high impact factor and holds three patents in cloud computing for power systems. He is also the author of a book “Resiliency of Electricity Distribution Systems," published by Wiley in the United Kingdom.
SPECIAL EPISODE: QuEra and Harvard University discuss groundbreaking advancements in Quantum Error Correction
Dec 19 2023
SPECIAL EPISODE: QuEra and Harvard University discuss groundbreaking advancements in Quantum Error Correction
In this special off-cycle release of Episode 76, Patrick and Ciprian speak with returning guest Yuval Boger (QuEra), and first time guests Harry Zhou (QuEra and Harvard) and Dolev Bluvstein (Harvard).The team discusses a historical announcement regarding groundbreaking advancements in Quantum Error Correction utilizing transversal gates to create the first logical Quantum processor.QuEra also announced a special event on Jan 9th at 11:30 AM ET, where QuEra will reveal its commercial roadmap for fault-tolerant quantum computers. Register for this online event at:   https://quera.link/roadmap. Yuval Boger is the CMO of QuEra, the leader in neutral atom quantum computers. In his career, he has served as CEO and CMO of frontier-tech companies in markets including quantum computing software, wireless power, and virtual reality. His "Superposition Guy's Podcast" hosts CEOs and other thought leaders in quantum computing, quantum sensing, and quantum communications to discuss business and technical aspects that impact the quantum ecosystem.Hengyun (Harry) Zhou is a research scientist at QuEra Computing and Harvard University. His PhD work from Prof. Mikhail Lukin’s group at Harvard made key contributions to quantum sensing and quantum many-body physics and was recognized as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) thesis prize. His recent work focuses on novel quantum error correction schemes for neutral atom quantum computers, with the promise to drastically reduce the requirements for building large-scale quantum computers.Dolev Bluvstein is an experimental physics PhD student working in Prof Mikhail Lukin's lab at Harvard and a recipient of the Hertz Fellowship. He is the lead-author of the original work on programming quantum circuits with the motion of neutral atoms as well as the recent work realizing error-corrected quantum circuits on many logical qubits.
Exploring Hybrid Quantum Algorithms to find Cancer Biomarkers with Dr. Fred Chong and Dr. Teague Tomesh
Nov 28 2023
Exploring Hybrid Quantum Algorithms to find Cancer Biomarkers with Dr. Fred Chong and Dr. Teague Tomesh
In Episode 74, Patrick and Ciprian speak with returning guest Dr. Fred Chong and first time guest, Dr. Teague Tomesh of Infleqtion.The is a very exciting discussion about an awarded project from Wellcome Leap to explore hybrid quantum algorithms to find cancer biomarkers in multi-modal data.  The team also discusses solving real problems within the Quantum timeline, and matching hardware to applications.Fred Chong is the Seymour Goodman Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago and the Chief Scientist for Quantum Software at Infleqtion. He is also Lead Principal Investigator for the EPiQC Project (Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing), an NSF Expedition in Computing. Chong is a member of the National Quantum Advisory Committee (NQIAC) which provides advice to the President on the National Quantum Initiative Program. In 2020, he co-founded Super.tech, a quantum software company, which was acquired by Infleqtion (formerly ColdQuanta) in 2022. Chong received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and was a faculty member and Chancellor's fellow at UC Davis from 1997-2005. He was also a Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Engineering, and Director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing at UCSB from 2005-2015. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, and 15 best paper awards.Teague Tomesh is a Quantum Software Engineer at Infleqtion working on the co-design of quantum algorithms and hardware. The goal of this work is to minimize the time to practical quantum computing by developing and compiling applications which are tailored to the details and properties of the quantum hardware. Tomesh received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 2023 and is a recipient of the Siebel Scholars award as well as four best paper awards.
Quantum Programming & Hybrid Approaches with Dr. Bob Sutor
Oct 3 2023
Quantum Programming & Hybrid Approaches with Dr. Bob Sutor
In Episode 70, Patrick and Ciprian speak with Dr. Bob Sutor, Vice President and Chief Quantum Advocate at Infleqtion.The team discuss quantum programming languages, hybrid approaches to quantum computing, and planning for worst case scenarios.Dr. Bob Sutor has been a technical leader and executive in the IT industry for over 40 years.  Bob’s industry role is to advance quantum technologies by building strong business, partner, technical, and educational ecosystems. The singular goal is to evolve quantum to help solve some of the critical computational problems facing society today. Bob is widely quoted in the press, delivers conference keynotes, and works with industry analysts and investors to accelerate understanding and adoption of quantum technologies. Sutor is now Vice President and Chief Quantum Advocate at Infleqtion / ColdQuanta, a hardware and software company working on quantum computing and sensing. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo (New York, USA).More than two decades of Bob’s career were spent in IBM Research in New York. During his time there, he worked on or led efforts in symbolic mathematical computation, optimization, AI, blockchain, and quantum computing. He was also an executive on the software side of the IBM business in areas including middleware, software on Linux, mobile, open source, and emerging industry standards.Bob is a theoretical mathematician by training, has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. He’s the author of a book about quantum computing called Dancing with Qubits which was published in 2019. He is also the author of the 2021 book Dancing with Python, an introduction to Python coding for classical and quantum computing. Areas in which he’s worked: quantum computing, AI, blockchain, mathematics and mathematical software, Linux, open source, standards management, product management and marketing, computer algebra, and web standards.
Industry Applications of Quantum Software with Román Orús
Aug 22 2023
Industry Applications of Quantum Software with Román Orús
In Episode 67, Patrick and Ciprian speak with Román Orús, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Multiverse Computing.The team discusses industry applications of Quantum software, material science, Artificial Intelligence, and the future of Quantum disruptions.Prof. Román Orús is Ikerbasque research professor at the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in San Sebastián, Spain, and co-founder and CSO of Multiverse Computing, the largest quantum software company in the European Union. After obtaining his degree and PhD in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2006, he worked as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia, and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany, as well as a junior professor at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany. He was also visiting professor at the Universitè Paul Sabatier – CNRS, France, and at the DIPC. Prof. Orús has achieved several awards for his work, including a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, and the Early Career Prize (2014) by the European Physical Society. He has written a large number of highly-cited scientific articles about quantum research, including foundational contributions to the fields of complex quantum systems and applied quantum computing. He is steering board member of the journal Quantum, member of the ‘Quantum for Quants’ (Q4Q) commission of the Quantum World Association, partner at Entanglement Partners, member of the Scientific Committee of the Pedro Pasqual Benasque Center for Science, and president of the Specialized Group on Quantum Information at the Spanish Royal Society of Physics.