Q4I 2023

2023

5th Annual International Quantum Information Science Workshop

SAVE THE DATE | Week of JUNE 26-30, 2023
The Q4I Quantum Information Science 4th Annual International Workshop, was an incredible three-day event that took place on July 12-14, 2022, at the Innovare Advancement Center. Attendees engaged intimately with key government, academic, and industry leaders as we shaped the future of quantum together. Brought to you by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Griffiss Institute, NYSTEC, SUNY and Innovare Advancement Center.

This event is part of a global connectivity initiative to build an open ecosystem of government, academic, and industry collaborations and shape the future of quantum innovation for the US and its’ partners. Designed around engagement with the research and academic community, the event presented opportunities to ask questions live to the keynote speakers, as well as a space to network with fellow colleagues in the field of Quantum Information Sciences.
Q4I KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr Jungsang Kim

Dr. Jungsang Kim

Jungsang Kim, Ph.D. is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Computer Science at Duke University, where he has led many collaborative research and development projects at the frontier of foundational quantum computing technologies since 2004. Kim is also a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of IonQ, founded to commercialize trapped ion quantum computers. Prior to joining Duke University, Kim was a Technical Manager and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies between 1999-2004. Kim is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Optica (formerly Optical Society of America).

Dr. Jungsang Kim
Schiciano Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Dr Wojciech Kozlowski

Dr. Wojciech Kozlowski

Dr. Wojciech received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2016 where he studied the interactions of quantized light with cold atomic gases. Following his graduation, Wojciech joined the network protocols team at Metaswitch where he developed his interest in computer networks. Wojciech joined QuTech in 2019 asa postdoc in the Wehner group. His research focused on quantum network protocol design. Wojciech is now a Quantum Network Engineer at QuTech and leads the institute’s quantum network software stack engineering and full stack integration efforts. As of March 2020, he is also co-chair of the QIRG at the IRTF.

Dr. Wojciech Kozlowski
Quantum Network Engineer, QuTech, TU Delft
Our mission is to excite, entice, and spark your minds so we can collectively push forth innovative ideas that build a global quantum future. Keynotes feature leading experts in the field of Quantum Information Science.
Event Highlights:
Q4I brought to you by AFRL, Griffiss Institute, NYSTEC, SUNY & Innovare

Q4I AGENDA

TUESDAY, 12 JULY 2022

Innovare Advancement Center - Welcome Center
8:30 AM CHECK IN

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
9:00 AM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Anthony J. Picente, Jr., Oneida County Executive
Jacqueline M. Izzo,
Mayor, City of Rome, New York
Joseph A. Griffo, New York State Senator
Claudia Tenney,
United States Congresswoman

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
9:25 AM
AFRL WELCOME
Colonel Fred E. Garcia II, Director, Information Directorate, and Commander, Detachment 4, Air Force Research Laboratory

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
9:30 AM TECHNICAL WELCOME
Dr. John Burke, Principal Director, Quantum Science, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium

9:50 AM TECHNICAL WELCOME
Dr. Charlie Tahan, Assistant Director/Director for Quantum Information Science, Executive Office of the President

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
10:10 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS | QUANTUM COMPUTING
Dr. Jungsang Kim, Schiciano Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

11:10 AM SOCIAL BREAK

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
11:20 AM QUANTUM INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES AND Q&A | LIGHTNING TALKS
Dr. Jerry Chow, IBM Fellow and Director of Quantum Infrastructure, IBM
Dr. Brennan Peterson, Senior Director Program Management, PsiQuantum
Mr. Will Madsen, Technical Program Manager, Rigetti Computing
Dr. Jungsang Kim, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, IonQ Inc.

12:20 PM LUNCH

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
1:30 PM
AFOSR FUNDED HIGHLIGHT TALK 1: NOVEL QUBITS
Dr. Luis Gustavo Marcassa,
Professor, PhD Physics, University of São Paulo

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium

2:10 PM
AFOSR FUNDED HIGHLIGHT TALK 2
Professor Shengwang Du, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas

2:50 PM SOCIAL BREAK

TECHNICAL BREAKOUT SESSION

               Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
               
3:00 PM QUANTUM COMPUTING 1 - VARIATIONAL QUANTUM ALGORITHMS FOR SYMMETRY TESTING,                        SEMIDEFINITE PROGRAMMING, AND ESTIMATING DISTINGUISHABILITY MEASURES
              Dr. Mark Wilde,
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University

Innovare Advancement Center - Hangar
5:00 PM DINNER

WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 2022

Innovare Advancement Center - Welcome Center
8:30 AM CHECK IN

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
9:00 AM WELCOME
Marianne Buttenschon, New York State Assemblywoman

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
9:30 AM TECHNICAL TALK - QUNNECT ON QUANTUM REPEATER
Dr. Mehdi Namazi, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, Qunnect Inc.

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
10:00 AM OPENING REMARKS & ADMINISTRATIVE LOGISTICS
Dr. Bryant Wysocki, Associate Director/Tech Advisor, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

10:15 AM BREAK

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
10:30 AM
DoD PERSPECTIVES AND Q&A | LIGHTNING TALKS
Dr. Brian Kirby,
Research Physicist, United States Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Kathy-Anne Soderberg, Principal Research Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
11:30 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS | QUANTUM NETWORKING
Dr. Wojciech Kozlowski, Quantum Network Engineer, QuTech, TU Delft

12:30 PM LUNCH

Innovare Advancement Center – Hangar
1:00 PM POSTER SESSION

TECHNICAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Run in Parallel)

               Innovare Advancement Center – Pythagorean A
               
2:00 PM QUANTUM NETWORKING 1 – ENTANGLEMENT GENERATION & DISTRIBUTION
               Dr. Paul G Kwiat, Bardeen Professor of Physics, Executive Committee Chair,
               University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


               Innovare Advancement Center – Pythagorean B
              
2:00 PM QUANTUM COMPUTING 2 - APPLICATIONS: OPTIMIZATION
              Dr. Chen-Fu Chiang,
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

               
Innovare Advancement Center – Pythagorean A
               
3:00 PM QUANTUM NETWORKING 2 - TRANSDUCTION
               
Dr. Hong Tang, Llewellyn West Jones, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics & Physics,
               Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science


               Innovare Advancement Center – Pythagorean B
               
3:00 PM QUANTUM COMPUTING 3 – APPLICATIONS: BENCHMARKING
               Dr. Davide Venturelli, Associate Director, Quantum-USRA; Senior Scientist, NASA Quantum AI Lab, NASA-USRA

               Innovare Advancement Center – Pythagorean A
              
4:00 PM QUANTUM NETWORKING 3 – QUANTUM INFORMATION THEORY & COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL
              Dr. Joe Fitzsimons,
Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Quantum Computing

               Innovare Advancement Center – Pythagorean B
               
4:00 PM QUANTUM COMPUTING 4 – APPLICATIONS: CHEMISTRY
              Dr. Daniel Gunlycke,
Research Physicist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory


THURSDAY, 14 JULY 2022

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
8:30 AM CHECK IN | MORNING SOCIAL

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
9:00 AM OPENING REMARKS
Dr. Mark Linderman, Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
9:10 AM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS | ACCELERATING SCALABLE FABRICATION OF QUANTUM HARDWARE
Dr. Satyavolu Papa Rao, Vice President for Research; NY CREATES/SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Innovare Advancement Center - Auditorium
9:55 AM
AFRL BRIEFING
Ms. Rebecca Mills, Senior International Focal Point, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium

10:20 AM
AFOSR FUNDED HIGHLIGHT TALK 3
Dr. Saikat Guha,
Professor of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium

10:50 AM
AFOSR FUNDED HIGHLIGHT TALK 4
Dr. Yoann Jestin,
CEO and Co-Founder, Ki3 Photonics

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
11:20 AM WINDOWS ON SCIENCE HIGHLIGHT TALK
Dr. Paul Haljan, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
11:35 AM VFRP HIGHLIGHT TALK
Dr. Herbert Fotso, Assistant Professor of Physics, University at Albany SUNY

Innovare Advancement Center – Auditorium
11:50 AM CLOSING REMARKS
Dr. Donald A Telesca Jr.,
Chief, Quantum Information Sciences & Technology Branch, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

12:00 PM ROTATING INNOVARE TOURS BEGIN
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*Please note that the agenda is subject to change without notice, all times are posted in Eastern Standard Time.
Speakers will be continuously added, as confirmations are received.
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