SEMINAR: State of Quantum Annealing

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM PST

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM PST

When: January 31, 2018    Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm including lunch

Where: Stanford Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center  (LKSC room 130) 


 9:30   Welcome - Don Listwin, Founder, Canary Foundation

 9:50   Introduction to Quantum Computing -  Bo Ewald, President D-Wave International

10:45  Quantum Computation - Edward Dahl, Senior Research Scientist, D-Wave

11:30  Opportunities and Challenges in Quantum-enhanced Machine Learning - Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

12:15  Catered lunch

1:00    D-Wave Advanced Features - Richard Harris, Senior Scientist, D-Wave

1:45   Quantum Computing: All Hype or Huge Advance? - Mark Novotny, Department Head Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State University

2:15   Quantum Annealing Experiences and Motivation at Los Alamos National Laboratory - John Sarrao, Associate Director for Theory, Simulation, and Computation (AD-TSC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory

  3:00 Q&A / Wrapup 

Folllowed by Coffee/Dessert


D-Wave Systems Inc.

D-Wave Systems, the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software, and the Canary Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the goal of identifying cancer early, are pleased to co-sponsor this seminar for the Stanford community. Join us as our expert speakers discuss the latest developments in the emerging quantum computing market, user experiences using quantum annealing technology, and how quantum annealing is being applied to problems in optimization, materials science and machine learning. For questions about this event contact Diane Carr,

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