Agenda

Full PQE Agenda

SIPQNP Session 1: Overview of NSF and DoE NQI Centers of Excellence in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (Thursday, January 13)

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Session description: The session is a SIPQNP event held as a PQE track embedded within two back-to-back morning sessions of the PQE on Thursday, January 13. In this session, we will hear from the center directors, lead PIs, and senior leaders from a subset of the 12 large-scale US-based national centers — 6 funded by the NSF and 6 funded by the DoE — within the last two years, focused on various quantum information technologies. 

Thursday 8:30 – 9 am Plenary: Saikat Guha, University of Arizona

“Overview of the NSF-ERC Center for Quantum Networks” [in person]

9:00am – 9:10am BREAK

PQE Track 9:10 – 10:30 am

Title of track: “Overview of NSF and DoE National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Centers of Excellence in Quantum Information Science and Engineering: PART ONE”

Chair: Saikat Guha, University of Arizona

9:10am – 9:30am Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“Overview of the DoE NQI center The Quantum Science Center” [remote]

9:30am – 9:50am Rick Muller, Sandia National Laboratories

“Overview of the DoE NQI center for Quantum Systems Accelerator” [in person]

9:50am – 10:10am Andrew Childs, University of Maryland

“Overview of the NSF QLCI center for Robust Quantum Simulations” [remote]

10:10am – 10:30 Anna Grasselino, Fermi Labs

“Overview of the DoE NQI center on Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center” [remote]

10:30m – 10:50am BREAK

10:50am – 11:20am PQE plenary 1

11:20am – 12:00pm PQE plenary 2

PQE Track 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Title of track: “Overview of NSF and DoE National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Centers of Excellence in Quantum Information Science and Engineering: PART TWO”

Chair: Saikat Guha, University of Arizona

12:00pm – 12:20pm Peter Maurer, University of Chicago

“Overview of the NSF QLCI center on Quantum Sensing in Biophysics and Bioengineering” [in person]

12:20pm – 12:40pm Inder Monga, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

“Overview of the DoE QUANT-NET center” [remote]

12:40pm – 1:00pm Andrew Houck, Brookhaven National Laboratory

“Overview of the DoE Co-Design Center for Quantum Advantage” [remote]

1:00pm – 1:20pm Dan Stamper-Kurn, University of California, Berkeley

“Overview of the NSF QLCI Center for Present and Future Quantum Computing” [remote]

SIPQNP Session 2: What are the Needs to Scale Quantum Technologies? Panel Discussion with Audience Participation (Thursday, January 13)

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Session description: The session is a Special Event of the SIPQNP Meeting and is open to PQE registrants as well. It will be focused through the theme – What is needed to build and operate a distributed quantum computer across a laboratory-scale or an inter-city scale? – but the discussion will be more broad ranging. The panel will consist of experts representing various platforms and applications areas. Each panelist will give a brief presentation, followed by moderated questions and open discussion by audience members brainstorming where the field might go next. ‘Pie-in-the-sky’ visions are welcome, as well as discussion of down-to-Earth problems and hoped-for solutions.

Chair: Michael Raymer, University of Oregon

3:00pm – 3:15pm Quntao Zhuang, University of Arizona

“Distributed quantum sensing with entangled sensor networks”

3:15pm – 3:30pm Chris Monroe, Duke University

“Distributed quantum computing in the cloud”

3:30pm – 3:45pm Konrad Banaszek, University of Warsaw

“Quantum enhanced receivers for communications”

3:45pm – 4:00pm Mihir Bhaskar, Harvard University / AWS

“Quantum repeater networks”

4:00pm – 4:15pm TBD speaker

“Quantum Algorithms”

4:15 – 5:00pm Moderated discussion – led by Michael Raymer, University of Oregon

SIPQNP Session 3: Quantum Photonics Foundries and Capabilities (Thursday, January 13)

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Session description: Scalable quantum photonics will require infrastructure to develop and fabricate novel quantum photonic integrated circuits.  The Quantum Photonics Foundries and Capabilities session will include contributions from current foundries supporting microfabrication of quantum photonics devices. Various materials platforms will be represented by leading foundries, including state-of-the-art quantum devices in silicon, III’V’s, lithium niobate, and aluminum nitride.   Speakers will address current state-of-the art capabilities as well as technology gaps and future directions.

Thursday 7:30pm-8:00pm Plenary: Ryan Camacho, BYU, and Stephen Ralph, Georgia Tech

“Towards a national scale infrastructure for accelerating quantum technologies“

PQE Track 8:50pm – 9:50pm

Title of track: Quantum Photonics Foundries and Capabilities 

Chair: Ryan Camacho, BYU

8:50pm – 9:10pm Ania Jayich, UCSB

“Overview of the NSF UC Santa Barbara Quantum Foundry” [in person]

9:10pm – 9:30pm Matt Eichenfeld, Sandia National Laboratory

“Quantum Photonics Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories” [in person]

9:30pm – 9:50pm TBD Speaker, AIM Photonics

“AIM Photonics Capabilities in Quantum Photonics” [remote]

9:50pm – 10:30pm TBD Speaker, Global Foundries

“Global Foundries Capabilities in Quantum Photonics” [remote]

10:10-10:30 pm

SIPQNP Session 4: Industry perspectives on Quantum Technologies (Friday, January 14)

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Session description: This session is a SIPQNP event held as a PQE track embedded within the first Friday morning PQE parallel tracks. This session aims to elicit industry perspectives on quantum technologies. The speakers cover large commercial communications and networking technology sector, quantum technology startups and large defense contractors. The speakers will touch on corporate interests, needs and strategies in the quantum technology sector, as well as share their perspectives on workforce development needs. 

PQE Track 9:10 – 10:30 am

Title of track: “Industry vision and perspectives on quantum technologies”

Chair: Stephen Fleming, University of Arizona

9:10am – 9:30am Alireza Shabani, Cisco Systems

9:30am – 9:50am Wil Oxford, Anametric

9:50am – 10:10am Zachary Dutton, Raytheon BBN 

10:10am – 10:30am Domenico Di Mola, Juniper Networks 

10:30am – 10:50am William Clark, General Dynamics Mission Systems