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The Quantum Information Technology Industry Pushes up Shoots
Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, March 9, 2017
8:00AM – 8:30AM Breakfast
8:30AM -10:00AM Meeting

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Quantum information technology involves manipulating individual photons and electrons to out-perform classical computers for some functions. 2015 and 2016 saw exciting results in experiment, theory, and engineering, and we can begin to see how they come together to create valuable products with capabilities previously believed impossible. In this talk, Rodney Van Meter will look at how government support, university research, industrial labs, and venture capital have fostered an environment where over a dozen startup companies have been born, and he will discuss their future prospects.

Bio: Dr. Rodney Van Meter is an Associate Professor of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa Campus. His current research centers on quantum computer architecture and quantum networking. Other research interests include storage systems, networking, and post-Moore's Law computer architecture. Van Meter received a B.S. in engineering and applied science from the California Institute of Technology in 1986, an M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Keio University in 2006. He is a member of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE.

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