1st International Quantum Information Sciences Workshop

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July 9-11, 2019
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica campus

Presentation Instructions

Quantum Workshop 2019 agenda

International and US government researchers, academics, and industry partners in the emerging and rapidly evolving field of Quantum Information Science (QIS) will come together to share perspectives and progress in the community. The workshop will focus on the four key areas of 1) timing, 2) sensing, 3) communications/ networking, and 4) computing.

This AFRL sponsored workshop will include invited keynote speakers, focused panel sessions, and a poster session. This venue will create a unique and interactive forum for information sharing and alliance building. Participants will have opportunities to tour SUNY Polytechnic Institute, QIS laboratories at AFRL’s Information Directorate, and virtually tour the ‘Open Innovation Environment’ which is currently under development in Rome, New York.

 

Day 1 Agenda

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - LOBBY

7:30 - Check in

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

8:20 - Welcome Hello and Administrative
Rebecca Mills – Senior International Focal Point

8:30 - Welcome and Workshop Opening
Colonel Timothy Lawrence, PhD, Director, Information Directorate (RI), Commander, Detachment 4, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Welcome Message
Dr. Grace Wang, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, The State University of New York (SUNY), Interim President, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Congressmen Welcome (via Video Message)
New York State Senator, Chuck Schumer
United States Representative, Anthony Brindisi

9:15 - Keynote Address: The National Quantum Initiative
Dr. Alexander Cronin, Senior Quantum Coordinator, National Quantum Coordination Office, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), United States of America

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - LOBBY

10:15 - Break

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

10:35 - Keynote Address: "Landscape of US DOD Quantum Science Research" 
Dr. Paul Lopata, Assistant Director, Quantum Science, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), United States of America

WILDCAT FIELD HOUSE

11:35 - Lunch

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

1:00 - Invited Speaker: "Quantum Information Science at AFRL: The Way Ahead" 
Colonel Timothy Lawrence, PhD, Director, Information Directorate (RI), Commander, Detachment 4, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

1:30 - Invited Speaker: "Overview of SUNY Research Enterprise and Quantum Research Capacity"
Dr. Grace Wang, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, The State University of New York (SUNY), Interim President, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - LOBBY

2:00 - Break

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

2:20 - Keynote Address: "Quantum Atomics From 30,000 and From 3 Feet" 
Dr. Dana Anderson, Founder, Chief Technical Officer, Founder, Chief Technical Officer

DONOVAN HALL

3:20 - Technical Breakout Sessions
(run in parrallel) 30 min Chairperson Topic Briefing, followed by open discussions

3:20 - Quantum Timing & Sensing
Chairperson: Professor Erling Riis, Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
ROOM G152/AUDITORIUM

3:20 - Quantum Communication & Networking
Chairperson: Dr. Thomas Jennewein, Science Lead for QEYSSat, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
ROOM G172/COLLABORATIVE DESIGN STUDIO

3:20 - Quantum Computing
Chairperson: Dr. Joe Fitzsimons, Singapore University of Tech and Design, Centre for Quantum Technologies
ROOM G225/MAKER SPACE

5:00 - END OF DAY SHUTTLE BUS DEPART FOR CONTRACTED HOTELS

Day 2 Agenda

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - LOBBY

8:00 - Check In

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

8:20 - Good Morning Administrative

8:30 - Invited Speaker: "From Rabi Oscillations to Real-World Applications: Taking Quantum Computers to the Next Level"
Dr. Doug McClure, Manager, Research Staff Member, IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Mr. Daniel Maynard, Business Development Executive, IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY

9:30 - Invited Speaker: "The AFRL-USRA-NYSTEC Quantum Information Science Program"
Dr. Davide Venturelli, Quantum Computing Team Lead, Research Institute of Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) at Universities Space Research Association (USRA)

10:00 - Invited Speaker: "Hardware and SOftware Advances in Quantum Annealing"
Dr. Edward (Denny) Dahl, Principal Research Scientist, D-Wave Systems, Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia
Dr. Victoria Horan Goliber, Research Scientist, D-Wave Systems, Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia

10:30 - Break

11:00 - Technical Breakout Session Outbrief

WILDCAT FIELD HOUSE

11:45 - Lunch

SUNY STUDENT CENTER - MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

1:15 - Keynote Address
Dr. Walter Copan, Director, Undersecretary of Commerce and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America

2:15 - Break

2:30 GE Live Demo: "Quantum Computing for Asset Sustainment Demo"
Dr. Austars Schnore, GE Global Research

2:50 - Poster Session

5:00 END OF DAY SHUTTLE BUS DEPART FOR CONTRACTED HOTELS DELTA HOTEL BALLROOM

6:00 RECEPTION

8:30 END OF EVENING SHUTTLE BUS TRANSIT RUNS TO CONTRACTED HOTELS

Day 3 Agenda

GRIFFISS INSTITUTE

8:00 - Check In

GRIFFISS INSTITUTE AUDITORIUM

8:15 - Good Morning
Administrative
GI WELCOME
Griffiss Institute President, Bill Wolf
Rome, NY Mayor, Jackie Izzo
New York State Senator, Joseph Griffo

GRIFFISS INSTITUTE

8:30 - Keynote Address
Dr. Richard Joseph, Chief Scientist, US Air Force, United States of America

POSTERS SETUP AT GI FOR ADDITIONAL EXPOSURE AND DISCUSSION OPPORTUNITIES

Buses start to shuttle small groups on tours

9:30-4:45 - Rotating Tour Groups*
AFRL Quantum Labs & Open Innovation Environment.

*see schedule

GRIFFISS INSTITUTE

Lunch

Continued, Rotating tour groups*
AFRL Quantum Labs & Open Innovation Environment
*see schedule

GRIFFISS INSTITUTE

4:45 - Closing Remarks

5:00 - END OF EVENT! SHUTTLE BUS DEPART FOR CONTRACTED HOTELS