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1st International Workshop

on

Quantum,
Cryogenic and
Superconductive
Computing

 

9-11 September 2024

Kyushu University

Fukuoka, Japan

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Photograph(s) provided by Fukuoka City.

Join us for a groundbreaking international workshop at Kyushu University from September 9-11, 2024. This event sets itself apart from other quantum and cryogenic computing conferences by focusing on four key themes:

  • Application/Software

  • Algorithm/Architecture

  • Circuit/Device

  • Fabrication

By bringing together diverse expertise, we aim to cultivate holistic solutions, paving the way for significant advancements in various low-temperature computing applications, including quantum computing. While the workshop includes a brief tutorial segment for students and young professionals, the main emphasis is on encouraging interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. We are committed to exploring comprehensive solutions that transcend traditional boundaries in quantum computing. Join us in shaping a future where quantum computing takes a qualitative leap forward, powered by collaborative innovation and cross-disciplinary insights.

Organizer/Sponsor

Kyushu University Quantum Computing System Center

Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan

IEEE Council on Superconductivity 

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Japan Joint Chapter

Latest Updates

- Abstract submission opened. (Jul. 7)

- Keynote talk details updated. (Jun. 17)

- Technical program updated (Jun. 13)

- Registration is open. (Jun. 10)

- Venue & Travel info updated. (Apr. 4)

Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Jaw-Shen
TSAI

Jaw-Shen Tsai was born in 1952 in Taipei. He graduated from department of physics of University of California at Berkeley in 1975 and subsequently received his Ph.D. in Physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook. His research life has been devoted to the study of macroscopic quantum effect in superconductors, especially which associated with Josephson junctions.  He has contributed to the area of condensed matter physics in both fundamental physics and their technological potential. He led the Josephson-junction-based qubit project at NEC Tsukuba laboratory for many years. He is also the Team Leader of Macroscopic Quantum Simulation Team in RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing.

Since 2015, he is professor of physics at Tokyo University of Science. He has been working on the experiments connected quantum coherence in the Josephson systems. In this direction, his group has been pioneering the science and technology of superconducting quantum computing by demonstrating the first solid-state based qubit (1999), the first solid state CNOT gate (2003), a universal quantum gate operation (2007). Moreover, many important results relating to the quantum optics with artificial superconducting atom were demonstrated. He received Nishina Memorial Prize in 2004, Simon Memorial Prize in 2008, Leo Esaki Prize in 2014, Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2018, Asahi Prize in 2021, Japan Academy Prize, Houko Prize, and C & C Prize in 2023. He is a fellow of American Physical Society and a fellow of Japan Society of Applied Physics.   

Professor, Tokyo University of Science

RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC)

Superconducting Kerr Parametric Oscillators based Bosonic Qubit
- A Practical Quantum Information Processing Platform

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Kazutoshi
KOBOYASHI

Kazutoshi Kobayashi received his B.E., M.E. and Ph. D. in Electronic Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan in 1991, 1993, 1999, respectively. Starting as an Assistant Professor in 1993, he was promoted to an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University in 2001, and stayed in that position until 2009. For two years during this time, he acted as an Associate Professor of VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC) at the University of Tokyo.  Since 2009, he has been a Professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology. While in the past he focused on reconfigurable architectures utilizing device variations, his current research interest is in improving the reliability (Soft Errors, Bias Temperature Instability and Plasma Induced Damage) of current and future VLSIs. He started a research project related to gate drivers for GaN and SiC transistors since 2013.

In 2022, he was nominated for one of the project managers of Moonshot Goal 6 "Realization of a fault-tolerant universal quantum computer that will revolutionize economy, industry, and security by 2050" and organized his project team named "Development of Scalable Highly Integrated Quantum Bit Error Correction System" abbreviated as QUBECS. He was the recipient of the IEICE best paper award in 2009, the IRPS best poster award in 2013, the ICICDT best paper award in 2019 and the IEICE Electronics Society award in 2021.

Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Project Manager of the Moonshot Goal 6 "QUBECS"

Classical Electronics to Control Qubits and Correct Errors in Room-temperature and Cryogenic Environments

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Nobuyuki
YOSHIKAWA

Nobuyuki Yoshikawa currently serves as a professor at the Institute of Advanced Sciences (IAS) at Yokohama National University (YNU), where he leads the superconductivity electronics group.

He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from YNU in 1989 and has since been affiliated with YNU's ECE Department.

His research primarily centers on superconductive devices and their integration into digital and analog circuits. Presently, his focus is on developing highly energy-efficient superconducting digital circuits, particularly those that employ Adiabatic Quantum-Flux Parametron (AQFP) and Single Flux Quantum (SFQ) logic, with an aim towards high-performance computing applications. Yoshikawa has authored or co-authored over 300 journal publications. In 2023, he was honored with the IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC) Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the field of applied superconductivity. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

Professor, Yokohama National University

Ultra-Energy-Efficient Superconductive Logic for Classical and Quantum Applications

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Youngkyu SUNG

Youngkyu Sung is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Atlantic Quantum, a quantum computing hardware startup spun out of research at MIT.

 

His research primarily focuses on building low-error, scalable superconducting quantum computing hardware. He developed a tunable coupling architecture and control schemes for high-fidelity two-qubit gates, advancing the state-of-the-art fidelity in the field of superconducting quantum computing. He also developed noise spectroscopy techniques to characterize underlying noise mechanisms in quantum devices. Currently at Atlantic Quantum, he oversees the division for quantum processor design, from device modeling and simulation to full-scale layout of fluxonium-based quantum processors.

 

He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University. He was a fellow of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies.

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Atlantic Quantum

Low-error, Scalable Quantum Computing with Fluxonium

Tutorial Lecturers

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Keisuke
FUJII

Keisuke Fujii is a leading expert in theory and software research of quantum computer including near-term applications of quantum computer and fault-tolerant quantum computing.

He obtained Ph.D. in Engineering at Kyoto University (2011). Since 2019, he has served as Professor at Graduate School of Engineering Science in Osaka University, Deputy Director of Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology in Osaka University (2020-), and Team Leader of RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (2021-).

He received Kyoto University President Prize (2011), Osaka University Award (2020), NISTEP Award (2020), JSPS Prize (2022), and Osaka University Distinguished Professor (2022). His areas of expertise include theoretical and software research on quantum computers.

Professor, Osaka University

When and how we can obtain quantum advantage using early or fully-fledged fault-tolerant quantum computer

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Masamitsu​TANAKA

Masamitsu Tanaka received the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Information Electronics from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He was a JSPS Research Fellow from 2005 to 2007. He joined Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University in 2007, and moved to Graduate School of Engineering in 2010, where he is currently a professor.

In 2011 he was a research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. He has been also a research associate at VLSI Design and Education Center, the University of Tokyo since 2013.

His research interests include the ultra-fast/energy efficient computing using the SFQ-based technology and logic design methodologies. He is a member of the IEICE, Japan Society of Applied Physics, Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan, and Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He received the Awards for Science and Technology (Research Category), the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan in 2023.

Professor, Nagoya University

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Superconductor integrated circuit design: Let’s start it today

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Coenrad
FOURIE

Coenrad Fourie received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering, the Ph.D. degree as well as the D.Eng. degree in superconducting electronics from Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1998, 2003 and 2023, respectively.

 

In 2001, he joined Stellenbosch University as a Lecturer, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is also the founder and President of SUN Magnetics, a spin-off company from Stellenbosch University. His current research interests include superconductor electronics, superconducting quantum interference device sensor applications, and the development of extraction, simulation, and verification software for superconductor and quantum integrated circuits.

Professor, Stellenbosch University

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Superconductive circuit layout verification tutorial with InductEx tool suite

Invited Speakers

Peter Bereel

(University of Southern California)

Alessandro Tempia Calvino

(EPFL)

Gang Chen

(SEMI)

Shane Cybart

(University of California, Riverside)

Johannes Delport

(Stellenbosch University)

David Ferguson

(Northrop Grumman)

Timur Filippov

(Hypres)

Coenrad Fourie

(Stellenbosch University)

Reed Foster

(MIT)

Hayato Higuchi

(Kyushu University)

Mutsuo Hidaka

(AIST)

Jamil Kawa

(Synopsys)

Zachary Keane

(Northrop Grumman)

Amir Karamlou

(Google Quantum AI)

Kevin Miao

(Google Quantum AI)

Takashi Nakajima

(RIKEN)

Satyavolu ‘Pops’ Papa Rao

(NY CREATES)

Ronny Stolz

(Leibniz IPHT)

To be revealed

(To be revealed)

Yutaka Tabuchi

(RIKEN)

Masamitsu Tanaka

(Nagoya University)

Dilip Vasudevan

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Juhwan Yoo

(Google Quantum AI)

Xiaochun Ye

(ICT)

Liliang Ying

(SIMIT)

Taro Yamashita

(Tohoku University)

Nobuyuki Yoshioka

(University of Tokyo)

Jianjun Zhao

(Kyushu University)

Organizing Committee

General Chair, Program Chair

General Co-Chair, Financial Chair

General Co-Chair, Sponsor Chair

Local Arrangement Chair

Registration Chair

Web Master

Publication Chair

Publicity Chair

Olivia Chen
Christopher Ayala

Lieze Schindler
Teruo Tanimoto
Jie Ren
Ilkwon Byun

Renyuan Zhang
Yuki Yamanashi

Kyushu University 

Atlantic Quantum

Stellenbosch University/SUN Magnetics

Kyushu University 
SIMIT
Kyushu University

NAIST

Yokohama National University

Steering Committee

Koji Inoue, Kyushu University
Tsung-Yi Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  
Coenrad Fourie, Stellenbosch University    
Zhen Wamg, SIMIT

Program Committee

Masamitsu Tanaka, Nagoya University
Naoki Takeuchi, AIST
Yutaka Shikano, Tsukuba University
Sasan Razmkhah, University of Southern California
Kevin Miao, Google Quantum AI
Kyle Jackman, Stellenbosch University
Zhirong Lin, SIMIT
Sukanya Meher, HYPRES Inc.

AGENDA

Day One

9 September

9:00 - 9: 30
Registeration
Morning
9:30 - 9:40
Opening Remarks
9:40 - 10:35
Keynote 1 (Jaw-Shen Tsai)
10:35 - 10:55
Coffee Break
10:55 - 11:50
Keynote 2 (Kobayashi Kazutoshi)
11:50 - 13:00
Lunch Break
Afternoon
13:00 - 15:30
Tutorial Session
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:40
Session 1

SPONSORS

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