Who: Multiple Speakers
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 8:00am to Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 8:00pm

PQI 2022

The annual PQI signature event took place on September 13-15, 2022 and covered a wide range of topics in quantum science and engineering by featuring prominent invited keynote lecturers and highlighting the current research of PQI members. All talks were colloquium-style and accessible to a broad audience. This event was held at the University Club: 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260. 


Head to the PQI Youtube Channel to watch the recorded public lectures and industry panel!


Public Lecturers

Dr. Charles Tahan

Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science and the Director of the National Quantum Coordination Office within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

"Quantum 2028"

Dr. Margaret Martonosi

Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation

"Mind the Gap: Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Algorithms-to-Devices Gap in Quantum Computing"

Dr. Nicole Yunger Halpern

Theoretical physicist at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science at the University of Maryland

"QUANTUM STEAMPUNK: The Physics of Yesterday’s Tomorrow"


TimeTuesday, Sept 13Wednesday, Sept 14Thursday, Sept 15
08:00 AM Continental Breakfast & RegistrationContinental Breakfast & RegistrationContinental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
Adam Leibovich
Welcoming Remarks/Introduction to Public Lecture
Rob Cunningham
Welcoming Remarks
Adam Leibovich
8:45 AMSession 1 Chair: Sunil SaxenaPublic lecture: Mind the Gap: Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Algorithms-to-Devices Gap in Quantum Computing
Margaret Martonosi
Session 7 Chair: John Keith
9:00 AM- 9:40 AMKeynote: Avian Magnetoreception - A Radical Sense of Direction
Peter Hore
Keynote: Modeling, Machine Learning, and Microscopy for QIS at the Center for Nanoscale Materials
Maria K. Chan
9:40 AM- 9:45 AMInsight into Molecular Geometry and Electronic Structure from Magnetic Circular Dichroism
Wesley Transue
Towards 2D Quantum Simulation with Van der Waals Heterostructures
Jeremy Levy
9:45 AM -10:00 AMPQI: Next 5 Years
Adam Leibovich
10:00 AM-10:20 AMMagnetoresistive Detection of Skyrmions: Core Direction and Chirality
Sara Majetich
Search and Design of Materials for Quantum Related Applications
Aldo Humberto Romero
10:20 AM-10:45 AMCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
10:45 AMSession 2 Chair: W. Vincent LiuSession 4 Chair: Ken JordanSession 8 Chair: Tom Purdy
11:00 AM-11:20 AMKeynote: Toward Discovering Novel Physics with a NISQ Processor
Pedram Roushan
From Chemistry to Novel Quantum Materials
Xin Gui

Keynote: Extending the performance of quantum computers

Blake Johnson

11:20 AM-11:40 AMBEBOP: A Bond Energy and Bond Order with Populations intramolecular bond energy decomposition tool
John Keith
11:40 AM-12:00 PMModular Quantum Computing in Superconducting Circuits
Michael Hatridge
Two Quantum Mechanical Models of Majorana Fermions
Grisha Tarnopolsky
Overview of Quantum Information Science Research at NETL
Hari Paudel, Scott Crawford, and Yueh-Lin Lee
12:00 PM-12:20 PMQuantum Gate and Topology Co-Design for NISQ Machines
Alex K. Jones
Lunch (Boxed)Integrated Photonic Circuits for Fast and Efficient Computing
Nathan Youngblood
12:20 PM-1:20 PMLunch (Boxed)Lunch (Boxed)
Best Poster Award
Committee Chair: Susan Fullerton
1:30 PM- 1:40 PMSession 3 Chair: Ted CorcovilosSession 5 Chair: Sara Majetich
1:40 PM-2:00 PM

Keynote: Chemistry for the Second Quantum Revolution

Danna Freedman

Keynote: Synthetic Dimensions: From Topological Physics to Classical and Quantum Computation
Shanhui Fan
2:00 PM-2:20 PMPQI Industry Collaboration
2:20 PM-2:40 PMSpatiotemporal quantum order: time crystal
W. Vincent Liu
Topological and Low-Density Superconductors
Vladyslav Kozii
2:40 PM-3:00 PM All-Photonic Two-Way Quantum Repeaters Based on the Gottesman-Kitaev-Preskill Bosonic Qubit Encoding
Kaushik P. Seshadreesan 
Quantum Devices Based on Superconductor-semiconductor Nanowires
Sergey Frolov
3:00 PM-3:20 PMNanoscale EPR and Quantum Optomechanics with Diamond Spin Qubits
Gurudev Dutt
WTe2: A Two-Dimensional Material Platform Like No Other
Ben Hunt
3:20 PM-3:45PMCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
3:45 PM

Introduction to Public Lecture

Rob Cunningham

Session 6 Chair: David Snoke

Introduction to Public Lecture

Adam Leibovich

4:00 PM-4:40 PMPublic lecture: Quantum 2028
Charles Tahan
Keynote: NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization
Lily Chen
Public lecture: Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow
Nicole Yunger Halpern
4:40 PM-5:00PMBreak
5:00 PM-5:20 PM

Poster Session

Ballroom A & Gold Room, 2nd Floor

Best Poster Committee:

Chair: Susan Fullerton
Pitt: Xin Gui, Wesley Transue,
CMU: Beth Dickey, Grisha Tarnopolsky, Vlad Kozii

Round Table With Students

Conference Room A, 3rd Floor

Participating Speakers:
Lily Chen, Shanhui Fan, Nicole Yunger Halpern, Maria K. Chan

Book Signing

Pittsburgh Area Lab Tours

5:20 PM-6:10 PM
6:10 PM-7:30 PM Banquet, Ballroom A
Committing to the Future of PQI
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Pittsburgh