IEEE Quantum Initiative Sessions at IEEE Rebooting Computing Week 2019

6-7 November 2019 | San Mateo, California, USA

Sponsored by the IEEE Quantum Initiative in conjunction with the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC).


IEEE Quantum Education Summit 2019

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Time Speaker Topic
10:30-10:32 Scott Koziol,
Baylor University
10:32-11:00 Stefan Leichenauer,
X (formerly Google X)
Quantum Software Engineers of the Future
11:00-11:30 Abraham Asfaw,
Getting the world quantum ready
11:30-12:00 Mariia Mykhailova,
12:00-1:30 Lunch / Exhibits
1:30-2:00 Murray Thom,
Quantum Application Development Today
2:00-2:30 Heather Lewandowski,
QED‐C/ University of Colorado Boulder
Quantum Economic Development Consortium’s Workforce Development Survey Results
2:30-3:00 Brian LaCour,
ARL/University of Texas at Austin
Educational Programs in QIS at the University of Texas at Austin
3:00-3:30 Break / Exhibits
3:30-4:00 Chuck Easttom,
CEC‐Security LLC/Capitol Technology University
Master's curriculum challenges
4:00-4:30 Allen Parrish,
CSAB/Mississippi State University
Accreditation of Quantum Computing
4:30-5:15 Previous speakers & Diane Carr + Alex Condello (D‐Wave) Roundtable Discussion
5:15-5:30 Break / Exhibits
5:30-7:30 X (formerly Google X) Implementing Alphabet X's 'TensorNetwork' for AI & Physics


Scott Koziol, Baylor University
Bruce Kraemer, IEEE
Greg Byrd, North Carolina State University
Erik DeBenedictis, IEEE


Workshop on Benchmarking Quantum Computational Devices and Systems

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Time Speaker Topic
1:30-2:00 Kevin Young,
Sandia National Laboratories

Catherine McGeoch,
D-Wave Systems
Metrics And Benchmarks For Quantum Computing
2:00-2:30 Joseph Emerson,
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, and Quantum Benchmark Inc.
Assessing The Capabilities Of Quantum Computing Hardware And Improving The Reliability Of Quantum Computing Solutions
2:30-3:00 Daniel Lidar,
University of Southern California
Quantum Algorithmic Breakeven: On Scaling Up With Noisy Qubits
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Sergio Boixo,
Cross Entropy Benchmarking And Quantum Supremacy
4:00-4:30 Tim Proctor,
Sandia National Laboratories
Demonstrating Scalable Benchmarking Of Quantum Computers
4:30-5:00 Tom Lubinski,
Quantum Economic Development Consortium
The Role Of Metrics And Benchmarks In The Quantum Computing Industry
5:00-5:15 Organizers Concluding Remarks
5:30 Conclude


Catherine McGeoch, D-Wave Systems
Kevin Young, Sandia National Laboratories
Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory