Quantum Week: Agenda & Video Records

4/22/2021

09:00 am. Introduction to Quantum 

           Dr. Patrick Vora, Director of QSEC & Associate Professor of Physics, GMU

09:30 am. Quantum Computing: What Is It?

            Dr. Maria Emelianenko, Associate Director of QSEC & Professor of Mathematics, GMU

09:45.am. Mason’s Master’s Concentration in Quantum Information Science & Engineering

           Dr. Jessica Rosenberg, Director of Education of QSEC & Associate Professor of Physics, GMU

            Dr. Mingzhen Tian, Associate Professor of Physics, GMU

10:00 am. Research Showcase: Optimal Two-Qubit Quantum Circuit Synthesis

            Jacob Weston, Undergraduate Student, Department of Physics & Astronomy, GMU

            Connor Mooney,  Undergraduate Student, Department of Mathematical Sciences, GMU

10:30 am. Research Showcase: Estimation of Overlaps Among an Arbitrary Number of Quantum States

            Xavier Gitiaux, Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science, GMU

11:00 am. Program a Real Quantum Computer: Qiskit Introduction

            Ian Morris, Undergraduate Student, Department of Physics & Astronomy, GMU

11:30 am. Quantum Information Processing with Superconducting Qubits

            Alan Salari, Founder and CEO, Quaxys

12:00 pm. Lunch Break

02:00 pm. Bench to Billions – Building Quantum Startups

            Piotr Kulczakowicz, Sr. Technology Licensing Associate, University of Maryland

02:30 pm. The Quantum Startup Foundry and Mason’s Resource for Entrepreneurship

            Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Maryland

            Paula Sorrell, Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development, GMU

4/23/2021

09:00 am. Quantum Materials Introduction

            Dr. Nirmal Ghimire, Assistant Professor of Physics, GMU

09:30 am. Materials Discovery

            Dr. Peter Siegfried, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics & Astronomy, GMU

10:00 am. Into the Laboratory of Sensing Researches with Quantum Materials

            Dr. Pilgyu Kang, Associate Director of QSEC & Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, GMU

            Dr. John Robert Cressman, Associate Professor of Physics, GMU

10:30 am. Exquisite Sensitivity Using Quantum Sensors of Magnetic Fields: Brains, Bombs, and Dark Matter

            Dr. Karen Sauer, Professor of Physics, GMU

11:00 am. Panel Discussion of Career Opportunities in Quantum

            Dr. Patrick Vora, Director of QSEC & Associate Professor of Physics, GMU

            Dr. Jacob Farinholt, Lead Quantum Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton

            Dr. Brandon Rodenburg, Physicist and Quantum Information Scientist, MITRE Corporation             

            Dr. Neil ZimmermanAtom Scale Device Group Leader, NIST

12:00 pm. Lunch Break

02:00 pm. Virtual Poster Session