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Quantum Computing – Mitre Corporation – May 2022 First Friday

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Quantum Computing

“Hear ye, hear he! The Quantum Revolution is nigh!” You may have heard some version of this claim ring out from media articles and business conferences, but is it really true? Join us at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 6th along with Richard Preston of The MITRE Corporation to cut through the hype and dive into the fundamental principles of quantum computing so that you can fully understand the opportunities and threats that this emerging technology portends. We’ll come at the topic from the software engineering perspective, so you won’t need a background in quantum physics to follow the presentation. Just be prepared to do a little coding – you’ll get the chance to write a quantum software program and simulate it yourself!

Preston is a Group Lead in the Network Analytics department at The MITRE Corporation. He is a graduate of Tufts University where he received a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering. After college, Preston worked on research and development projects spanning a wide variety of technology areas, including network security, machine learning, cloud and edge computing, IT automation, software engineering and quantum computing. Currently, he leads a research effort aimed at helping software engineers apply quantum algorithms to real-world problems.

This is a Zoom virtual presentation.

Members: $10
Guests: $15



May 6
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Event Category:


Zoom Virtual Meeting
MA United States