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Technical Program

The Quantum Computing Applications in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Workshop is a Hybrid event. The workshop will take place at the DTU Lyngby Campus, please find on-site information here

Detailed program availalable on the Confex Program.

The schedule below is in Central European Time.

Friday, April 1
Day 1--Advanced QC Applications
7:30 AM

Registration & Check-In

Breakfast will be served

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote Speaker: Peter Lodahl

Photonic Quantum Computing Hardware and Applications

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Ivano Tavernelli [VIRTUAL]

Quantum Computing Applications in Natural Sciences
9:30 AM - 9:50AM Coffee Break
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Panel Discussion 1: Emerging Trends--New QC Technologies
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Mark Jones

Quantum Computing: Accelerated Quantum Chemistry Algorithms for Drug Discovery, Development and Manufacturing
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Sabrina Maniscalco

Quantum algorithms for near-term quantum computers: spoken and unspoken
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Networking Reception & Board Game

States and Gates, Level 1

Leverage the Bloch Sphere to learn about basic quantum transformations. The player who performs the most transformations wins!

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM Lunch Break
1:10 PM - 1:50 PM Panel Discussion 2: Emerging QC Applications For Engineers
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Plenary Speaker: Charles Marcus

Protecting Quantum Information

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM Selected Abstract: 640752, Kade Head-Marsden, A Quantum Algorithm for Non-Unitary Time Evolution of Quantum Systems
2:25 PM - 3:30 PM Poster Lightning Round Presentations
  2:25 PM - 2:30 PM Poster 641269, Chiara Capecci, Quantum Error Mitigation on Compact Heuristic Wave Functions
  2:30 PM - 2:35 PM Poster 641205, Mark Jones, Applications in Quantum Chemistry Using Photonics Quantum Computation
  2:35 PM - 2:40 PM Poster 641177, Tanushree Yandra, Quantum Computing: Reflections on Learning Concepts As a Team of Graduate and Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Students at an Indian Academic Institution [VIRTUAL]
  2:40 PM - 2:45 PM  Poster 641134, Davide Materia, DFT Functional Training with Quantum Advantage Prospects By Usage of Electronic Density
  2:45 PM - 2:50 PM Poster 641419, Anders Simonsen, Quantum Simulation Using Cold Atoms and Photonics
  2:50 PM - 2:55 PM Poster 641338, Mark Jones, A Benchmarking Framework for Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) Algorithms
  2:55 PM - 3:00 PM Poster 640521, Jyotisman Rath, A Quantum Computing Based Machine Learning Approach for Clustering of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Datasets
  3:00 PM - 3:05 PM Poster 640601, Elizabeth M.Y. Lee, Stability and Molecular Pathways to the Formation of Spin Defects in Silicon Carbide [VIRTUAL]
  3:05 PM - 3:10 PM

Poster 638242, Syed Ali Abbas Abedi, Restriction of Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer Enables the Aggregation-Induced Emission of 1-(N,N-Dialkylamino)-Naphthalene Derivatives

  3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Poster Networking Session & Coffee Break
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Selected Abstract: 640935, Oriel Kiss, Quantum Neural Networks Force Fields Generation
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Invited Speaker: Matthias Christandl 

Quantum for Life - A new center dedicated to quantum computing for the life sciences
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Alan Aspuru-Guzik [VIRTUAL]

What to do with a near-term quantum computer?
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Fred Chong [VITRUAL]

Closing the Gap between Quantum Algorithms and Machines with Physics-Aware Co-Design
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Eureka and Innovation Fund Denmark Presentation - Jens Peter Vittrup 

Saturday, April 2
Day 2--Exploring QC Startups
8:00 AM Registration & Check-In

Breakfast will be served
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Aida Todri-Sanial [VIRTUAL]

Hardware-Software Co-Design Challenges for NISQ Computing
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Coffee Break / Networking

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote Speaker: Pranav Gokhale

Accelerating Practical Applications of Quantum Computing through Software Optimizations

9:50 AM - 10:35 AM Panel Discussion 3: Steps to Starting a Start Up in the QC Space 
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Early Career Speaker: Guillermo Garcia-Perez

Here is a quantum computer. Now what?

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Networking Reception & Board Game

States and Gates, Level 2

Ramp things up in level 2 by competing as in Teams to perform more complex transformations.  The team who performs the most transformations wins!

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break 
12:30 PM - 1:10 PM Opportunity Panel: Several professionals share advise to students about starting companies, funding processes, or pursuing job opportunities
1:10 PM - 1:25 PM Selected Abstract: 636822, Atithi Acharya, Informationally Complete Povm-Based Shadow Tomography
1:25 PM - 1:55 PM QunaSys Presentation: Tennin Yan

Building quantum chemistry applications and a Japanese quantum community.
1:55 PM - 3:05 PM Networking Reception
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM Coffee Break
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM Plenary Speaker: Hermanni Heimonen 

Co-Design Quantum Computer for Simulating Nanoscale NMR
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Keynote Speaker: Fengqi You [VIRTUAL]

Quantum Computing for Optimization and Deep Learning in Process and Energy Systems Engineering

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Selected Abstract: 640752, Lindsay Bassman, Computing Free Energies with Fluctuation Relations on Quantum Computers [VIRTUAL]
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Kurt Mikkelsen [VIRTUAL]

Cluster Perturbation Theory and Quantum Computers
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Workshop Dinner and Reception
Sunday, April 3
Day 3--The Future of QC
8:00 AM  Registration & Check-In

Breakfast will be served
8:30 AM- 8:50 AM Plenary Speaker: Christopher Workman 

Interference of cellular regulatory circuits
8:50 AM- 9:10 AM Plenary Speaker: Gurkan Sin

On the perspectives for QC in Model-Based Engineering: From Monte Carlo simulations to training machine learning models
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM Coffee Break / Networking
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM IBM Qiskit Session
  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM IBM Speaker: Carmen Valcarce [VIRTUAL]

Introduction to using Qiskit
  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM IBM Speaker: Pauline Ollitrault

Qiskit Nature: Chemistry 
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Selected Abstract: 638754, David E. Bernal, Perspectives on Quantum Computing for Chemical Engineering: A Joint View from Academia and Industry
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Selected Abstract: 641273, Leonardo Ratini, Wave Function Adapted Hamiltonians for Quantum Computing
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Selected Abstract: 641273, Sergii Strelchuk, Simulating Fermionic Systems Using Optimal Fermion Enumeration Schemes
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Selected Abstract: 640359, Alejandro Becerra, A Possible Quantum Advantage for Uncertainty Quantification [VIRTUAL]
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Reception & Board Game

States and Gates, Level 3

Warm up with a game of Quantum TicTacToe before leveraging entanglement in a game to build quantum circuits.

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Closing Remarks & Student Award winners announced