We invite you to attend (online-only) Episode XLIV of the Warsaw Quantum Computing Group meetings! "Introduction to quantum computing and ecosystem of quantum technologies in Poland"
In this talk, I will give an introduction to the quantum computing domain, explaining the basic concepts and algorithms, how it is different from the traditional way of computing, and what are the biggest challenges in this field. I will also explain the difference between circuit-based models and the quantum annealing approach. Finally, I will present the quantum computing ecosystem in Poland, outline plans of the Quantum AI Foundation and QPoland for the academic year 2022/2023 and present opportunities for people who would like to learn more or start working or doing research in the quantum computing domain.
BIO: Scientist, IT specialist and entrepreneur working mostly on the applications of AI (especially in transportation and medicine) and quantum computing. Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw (M.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Computer Science) and is now a PhD Candidate at that Faculty. In the past, he worked as a software engineering intern or research intern at Microsoft, Google, CERN and IBM Research.
He is one of the organizers of 2 meetups in Warsaw: Warsaw.ai and Warsaw Quantum Computing Group and member of the Board of QWorld and QPoland. He is also a founder and CEO of the "Quantum AI Foundation" http://www.qaif.org aiming to support the development of AI and quantum computing. He also co-founded the "Quantum AI" group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/quantumai) aiming to facilitate education in the area of applications of AI in quantum computing and quantum computing in AI.
He has more than 11 years of experience in the intelligent transportation systems domain. He worked on projects related to modelling and simulation of transportation networks, traffic management systems, carpooling / vanpooling services, bike-sharing services, electric vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent parking systems, optimizing logistics. He built a microscopic traffic simulation software, Traffic Simulation Framework, and used it for experiments with AI (graph neural networks, reinforcement learning) optimizing traffic signal settings in the project TensorCell aiming to optimize complex processes using AI. He co-founded a startup Broomee Technologies developing a software for optimizing vanpooling services. He is also a representative of Poland in the Management Committee of the COST Action "Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport".
He received several awards, e.g., "Lider ITS" award for the best R&D work in the intelligent transportation systems domain in Poland. "MIT Technology Review" recognized him as one of 10 Top Polish Talents in the "MIT Innovators Under 35" competition. In 2017, he was also placed on the list "NEW EUROPE 100" of emerging technology stars in Eastern Europe.
This meeting is organized by the Quantum AI Foundation.