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Meeting Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Justin Dressel
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website

Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Quantum computing research is reaching an inflection point. Multiple industry partners are releasing commercial chips. Academic partners are demonstrating key milestones towards fault tolerance. Where do things go from here? In this broad audience talk, Prof. Dressel will review what quantum computing is, where we are now, and exactly how far away we are from applications where quantum computers will be game changing.

Bio: Dr. Justin Dressel is an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University and a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies. He earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Dressel researches the foundations of quantum physics, which is a natural intersection point between physics, mathematics, and computer science. His recent research has focused on algebraic approaches to generalized quantum measurements, quantum computation with superconducting transmon quantum bits using circuit quantum electrodynamics, and Clifford algebraic approaches to relativistic field theory. Though the bulk of his work is theoretical in nature, he works closely with experimental teams at U Rochester, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara.