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SIGGRAPH 2023 Opening Session & Keynote: Dario Gil, What’s Next in Quantum Computing
DescriptionSIGGRAPH 2023 officially starts with opening remarks from Conference Chair Erik Brunvand, ACM SIGGRAPH leadership, and the ACM President.

Remarks to be followed by the Keynote Speaker Dr. Darío Gil.

The history of computing has been defined by advances enabling ever more sophisticated calculations. These advances share the same model of computation, based on binary bits representing the intersection of information and mathematics. With innovations in semiconductors reducing energy or increasing performance to enable more sophisticated calculations, and advances in AI extracting powerful insights from data and providing unprecedented capabilities, the boundaries of this paradigm are constantly pushed. Now for the first time, there is a branching of computing paradigms with the emergence of quantum computing combining physics and information. It has the potential to solve problems out of reach for even the most powerful supercomputers. The intersection of both models — classical and quantum computation — will bring extraordinary computing power and efficiency. In this keynote, Dr. Gil will discuss the vision for a future of computing in which we seamlessly orchestrate classical and quantum resources. He will discuss recent progress indicating the utility of quantum computers and outline the path to achieving quantum advantage.

Dr. Darío Gil is the Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research. Dr. Gil is responsible for IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. He directs innovation strategies in hybrid cloud, AI, semiconductors, quantum computing, and exploratory science. He also leads the technical community of IBM and is responsible for the company’s intellectual property strategy and business.

An advocate of collaborative research models, Dr. Gil co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, which advances fundamental AI research for the benefit of industry and society. He also co-chairs the Executive Board of the International Science Reserve, a global network of open scientific communities that provides specialized resources to prepare for and help mitigate urgent, complex global challenges.

Dr. Gil is a member of the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He also serves on the President’s Research Council of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Aspen Global Cybersecurity Group. Dr. Gil is on the boards of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), New York Academy of Sciences, New York Hall of Science, and Research!America.

Dr. Gil received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.
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TimeMonday, 7 August 20239am - 10:30am PDT
LocationWest Hall B
Session TimeMonday, 7 August 20239am - 10:30am PDT
LocationWest Hall B
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