Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Job, Senior Research Scientist, Lockheed Martin
Talk Title: Quantum Computing In Industry: A Lockheed Martin Perspective
Abstract: Quantum computing has boomed in recent years, generating hundreds of millions of dollars of investment from private industry and government. In this talk, we will cover a brief overview of the field of quantum computing, my past research at USC, the industry as a whole, and my work at Lockheed Martin centering on algorithm development, benchmarking analysis, and machine learning applications for quantum computing systems. We will also cover the state of the field, what interests Lockheed Martin and the government have in quantum computing and quantum technologies generally, and the perks and challenges of transitioning from academia to industry.
Biography: Joshua Job got his BS in Physics from Georgia Tech in 2012 and then attended the University of Southern California where he worked in the group of Daniel Lidar researching the theory and applications of quantum annealers and quantum computers generally, graduating with a PhD in Physics in 2018. He then joined the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center where he has continued his work in quantum computing, supporting programs for IARPA, AFRL, Fermilab, the DOE, and internal R&D, focusing on algorithm development and benchmarking analysis of and machine learning in quantum computing systems.
Host: USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute
More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436
WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Ryan Saenz