QCE21 Reveals Advance Conference Program

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 9 September 2021 – The IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE21), a multidisciplinary event featuring over 300 hours of programming in the realm of quantum computing and engineering, announces its advance conference program.  Taking place virtually 17-22 October 2021, QCE21 will deliver 10 world-class keynote presentations, 19 workforce-building tutorials, 23 community-building workshops, 48 technical paper presentations, 18 stimulating panels, and 30 innovative posters, and 35 diverse exhibitors from the worldwide quantum computing and engineering ecosystem.

Early registration ends Monday, September 20 — Register today.

Bridging the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it, QCE21, also known as Quantum Week, will focus on key quantum computing topics covering research, practice, applications, education, and training.

“We were very pleased with the success from the inaugural Quantum Week 2020, which included over 800 people from 45 countries and 225 companies attended the premier event which delivered 270+ hours of programming on quantum computing and engineering,” said Hausi Müller, General Chair QCE21 and Co-Chair IEEE Quantum Initiative. “Through continued participation from our world-class sponsors, volunteers, speakers, authors, and the international quantum community, we look forward to building on our solid foundation for the future.”

QCE21’s keynote speakers include the following quantum leaders:

  • Alan Baratz — D-Wave Systems, President & CEO
  • James S. Clarke — Intel Labs, Director of Quantum Hardware
  • David J. Dean — Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Director Quantum Science Center
  • Jay Gambetta — IBM Quantum, IBM Fellow & VP Quantum Computing
  • Sonika Johri — IonQ, Senior Quantum Applications Research Scientist
  • Anthony Megrant — Google Quantum AI, Lead Research Scientist
  • Prineha Narang — Harvard University & Aliro Quantum, Professor & CTO
  • Brian Neyenhuis — Honeywell Quantum Solutions, Commercial Operations Leader
  • Urbasi Sinha — Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, Professor
  • Krista Svore — Microsoft, General Manager Quantum Systems

The QCE21 Registration Package provides Virtual Access to IEEE Quantum Week Oct 17-22, 2021 as well as On-Demand Access to all recorded events until the end of December 2021. The QCE21 live event will take place during Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Visit IEEE QCE21 to download the advance conference program, see the full list of speakers and abstracts, and view all event news including sponsors and exhibitors.

Register here to be a part of IEEE Quantum Week 2021 — early registration ends 20 September.


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