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The Emerging Quantum Industry

March 1, 2022 - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Zachary Dutton and Alireza Shabani
Institution: 
Business Lead, Physical Sciences and Systems, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA and Head of Quantum Research, Cisco Emerging Technologies & Incubation, Los Angeles, CA

An industry is emerging to develop practical applications of the quantum computing, communication and networking concepts that have emerged during the past 25 years.  We will hear of opportunities and challenges in this field from two industry leaders:

  • Zachary Dutton, Business Lead, Physical Sciences and Systems, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA. Zac has a distinguished record of research in quantum physics, some of which was performed when he was a NIST National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2002-2004
  • Alireza Shabani is a scientist and an entrepreneur, currently the head of Quantum Research at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, he built Qulab, a pharma startup levering AI and quantum chemistry to automate drug design. He was also a senior scientist at Google Quantum AI Lab. His research has been at the intersection of quantum physics, engineering, and biology.”

Attendance at Joint Quantum Institute Career Seminars is restricted to junior affiliates (students, postdoctoral associates and staff) of the University of Maryland or the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Host: Charles Clark

PSC 2136
College Park, 20742