Quantum Computing : State of Play

Orange County ACM Chapter
Orange County ACM Chapter
Public group

Knobbe Martens

2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor · Irvine, CA

How to find us

Bring your parking pass into the meeting and have it validated in the lobby by the security guard.

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Please join us for the third of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2018 bi-monthly evening program series.


6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking

7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation

8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned

Event Details

Quantum computing research is reaching an inflection point. Multiple industry partners are releasing commercial chips. Academic partners are demonstrating key milestones towards fault tolerance. Where do things go from here? In this broad audience talk, Prof. Dressel will review what quantum computing is, where we are now, and exactly how far away we are from applications where quantum computers will be game changing.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Justin Dressel is an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University and a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies. He earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Dressel researches the foundations of quantum physics, which is a natural intersection point between physics, mathematics, and computer science. His recent research has focused on algebraic approaches to generalized quantum measurements, quantum computation with superconducting transmon quantum bits using circuit quantum electrodynamics, and Clifford algebraic approaches to relativistic field theory. Though the bulk of his work is theoretical in nature, he works closely with experimental teams at U Rochester, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara.


This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society.

Venue Change

Please be aware that this meeting will not be held at UCI Applied Innovations where our past meetings have been held, but will instead be at the Knobbe Martens Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees.