Exploring Quantum Computing at Microsoft

ETH Zurich
Fri, Apr 22, 2022, 4:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

In this event, we are beyond excited to be hosting two speakers who have worked in Microsoft's Quantum team and will be sharing technical insights as well as career aspects in quantum computing!

In the first half, Dr. Mathias Soeken, Researcher and Senior Software Engineer in the Quantum team at Microsoft, will present technical demos on resources estimation with Q# as well as on how to use Qiskit and Cirq in Azure Quantum with quantum hardware.

Following that, Dr. Kitty Yeung, Founder of fashion-tech incubation at Microsoft and former Senior Quantum Architect at Microsoft, having been active as a physicist, engineer, and artist, will talk about career aspects in Quantum. 

About the speakers

Dr. Kitty Yeung was a Senior Quantum Architect before founding her own internal startup at Microsoft, while her laurels extend over as a physicist, engineer, and artist. She is the Producer of MS Learn quantum modules and the Quantum Learning website; Creator of comic series Quantum Computing through Comics; Lecturer at HackadayU and Microsoft Reactor on Quantum Computing; Founder & Designer of sustainable and STEAM fashion brand, Art by Physicist. Her career path spans academic research (PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University) to industry engineering, product design, user experience, program management and business development, all to bring new ideas into reality to apply technologies for good.

Dr. Mathias Soeken is a Researcher and Senior Software Engineer in the Quantum team at Microsoft. His research spans the field of quantum computing, logic synthesis, and formal methods. Mathias considers both the foundations and basics in logic synthesis to derive new theories and general insights but also its application to emerging nanotechnologies, in particular quantum computing. From 2015 to 2020, he was postdoctoral scientist at EPFL. From 2009 to 2015 he worked at the University of Bremen, Germany and has been a regularly visiting post doc at UC Berkeley, in the group of Robert K. Brayton. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Bremen, Germany (2013).

We look forward to learning from them 🤓

This event is jointly organized by the GDSC at ETH Zurich, ITER, TU Munich, and University of Oxford.

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