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Laura Schulz
Laura Schulz

Quantum Computing, and Quantum-Accelerated HPC: A Panel Discussion


Laura Schulz, Panel Moderator
Quantum Computing and Technologies, Head

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Garching, Germany

"Quantum Computing, and Quantum-Accelerated HPC: A Panel Discussion"
Wednesday, December 6, 1:00-1:45 pm UTC
7 am CDT / 8 am EDT / 1 pm UTC / 3 pm CEST / 10 pm JST

Participation is free, but registration is required. Register here!

Supercomputing Spotlights is a new webinar series featuring short presentations that highlight the impact and successes of high-performance computing (HPC) throughout our world. Presentations, emphasizing achievements and opportunities in HPC, are intended for the broad international community, especially students and newcomers to the field. Supercomputing Spotlights is an outreach initiative of SIAG/Supercomputing ( … Join us!

Abstract: Join us for this new panel-style webinar focusing on quantum computing and its role in HPC. Several quantum computing companies from around the world will highlight their unique hardware and software solutions and contribute to a lively discussion on the future of quantum acceleration in the HPC ecosystem. Engage with the panelists, spark discussions and ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about quantum and the role it could play in the future of HPC.

Moderator Bio: Laura Schulz is currently the department head of Quantum Computing and Technologies at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Garching, Germany where she drives multiple efforts toward integrating emerging quantum accelerators into several layers of the high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem. Laura is the PI for Germany’s Euro-Q-Exa project to seat a EuroHPC Joint Undertaking quantum system in Bavaria and manages a robust portfolio of funded projects and a great team to achieve LRZ’s quantum strategy. Before joining LRZ, she was part of the Computation directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as well as LLNL’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). Recently, Laura was named an HPCWire 2023 Person to Watch.

logos of the four quantum computing vendors
The four quantum computing vendor panelists.

IQM Panelist Bio: Bruno G. Taketani works at IQM Quantum Computers as a Product Manager developing the integration of the company’s Quantum Computers into HPC environments. He has over 15 years of experience in the field working on a wide range of topics, including quantum algorithms and applications, and their implementation on several different physical platforms. Bruno is also dedicated to building the future of the quantum computing industry working with the European Quantum Industry Consortium and as an advisor to the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking.

Bruno G. Taketani from IQM Quantum Computers

Quantum Brilliance Panelist Bio: Mark Luo is the CEO and co-founder of QB and recognized as one of Australia's foremost experts in deep tech commercialisation helping scientific entrepreneurs spin-out about 60 businesses. Before co-founding QB, Mark led a number of commercialisation and venture investments at CSIRO, QIC, and Credit Suisse Asia. Mark has established technical and commercial networks with deep roots in APAC’s semiconductor value chain which helps contribute towards Quantum Brilliance's growth journey.

Mark Luo from Quantum Brilliance

AQT Panelist Bio: Thomas Monz has been working in the field of quantum research, with a focus on quantum computing, for more than 15 years. In 2018 he founded, together with Prof. Rainer Blatt and Prof. Peter Zoller, Alpine Quantum Technologies (AQT) – a startup focusing on the realization of an ion-trap based quantum computer.

Thomas Monz from AQT

PASQAL Panelist Bio: Chayma Bouazza is the Regional Manager Middle East at PASQAL, a full-stack quantum hardware player offering quantum processors based on neutral atoms technology. She is in charge of building collaborations with public and private stakeholders with the goal to build a quantum ecosystem in the region.
Previously she worked as an Innovation Consultant on a wide range of topics such as mobility, nanotechnology, renewables, etc. Chayma has a PhD in ultracold atoms from École Normale Supérieure (Paris – France).

Chayma Bouazza from PASQAL