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Monday June 14th, 2021 (16:30 to 17:30)

Keynote Talk

Realizing the Promise of Quantum Computing

James P. Held, Ph.D. Intel Fellow and Director of Emerging Technologies Research, Intel Labs, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA

Abstract: The potential of quantum computing to deliver compelling performance to a wide range of demanding applications is generating tremendous excitement. This talk will review the promise and the challenges to achieving large-scale quantum computers capable of real-world applications. Intel's research to address the challenges spans the entire quantum computer system, from qubit devices to the hardware and software required to control these devices and the quantum algorithms that will harness the power of quantum technologies.

Bio: Jim Held leads teams conducting research in new technologies for Intel's future, including quantum and neuromorphic architectures, intelligent systems and brain-inspired computing. Since joining Intel in 1990, Held has served in a variety of positions leading research on platform interconnect technology, real-time media processing, processor architecture and parallel programming. Before coming to Intel, he worked in research and teaching capacities in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota.