Artificial Intelligence

AI Seminar Talk at ISI - Geordie Rose, D-Wave Systems Inc. Friday, Oct 28 2:30-3:30pm

Friday, October 28, 2011, 2:30pm PDTiCal
11th floor Large Conference Room
Geordie Rose

AI Seminar Talk
Date: Friday, Oct 28
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 11th fl Large Conference Room 1135
Host: Yigal Arens



Dr. Geordie Rose

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

D-Wave Systems Inc



The D-Wave One quantum computing system at ISI


Today is the formal ribbon cutting ceremony for the new D-Wave One quantum computing system, installed at USC's ISI. This system is the first quantum computer generally available for use in the world. The model for its use broadly follows the supercomputer center model developed in the mid eighties for providing high performance computing resources to researchers in industry and academia. In this talk I will describe how you can use the system, in particular focusing on how to build machine learning applications.


Geordie Rose is the founder and CTO of D-Wave. He is known as a leading advocate for quantum computing and physics-based processor design, and has been invited to speak on these topics in venues ranging from the 2003 TED Conference to Supercomputing 2011.

His innovative and ambitious approach to building quantum computing technology has received coverage in MIT Technology Review magazine, The Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American, Nature and Science magazines, and one of his business strategies was profiled in a Harvard Business School case study.

Dr. Rose holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia, specializing in quantum effects in materials. While at McMaster University, he graduated first in his class with a BEng in Engineering Physics, specializing in semiconductor engineering.

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