THE 1QBit BLOG

Our point of view and announcements from the field.

1QBit Presenting Alongside Guggenheim Partners, NASA, and D-Wave at Global Derivatives Conference

May 8, 2016

1QBit President Landon Downs will join Marcos López de Prado (Guggenheim Partners), Davide Venturelli (NASA Ames), and Vern Brownell (D-Wave) in a presentation titled Quantum Solutions to Intractable Financial Problems at this year’s Global Derivatives quantitative finance conference on May 10th. The session will consist of a series of talks on quantum computing, how it is applied to artificial intelligence, and its implications for finance. 1QBit will be sharing applications of quantum processing for finance and 1QBit’s quantum-ready software development kit.

Presentation abstract   |   Conference website   |   Conference agenda

1QBit Presenting at Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop

March 28, 2016

1QBit will be presenting at the Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop 2016 on April 8. 1QBit President Landon Downs has been invited to speak on two panels: Quantum Information and Computation and the Ethics of Quantum Technologies. Researcher Daniel Crawford will also be conducting a demonstration of 1QBit’s quantum-ready software development kit. Fellow participants at the workshop include Seth Lloyd from M.I.T. and Dave Wecker and Krysta Svore from Microsoft Research.

Workshop website   |   Workshop programme   |   Live Twitter feed

1QBit at American Physical Society March Meeting 2016

January 12, 2016

1QBit’s research on the Cartesian product of complete graphs method of embedding problems on quantum processors has been accepted for presentation at the 2016 APS March Meeting. Applied Research Lead Arman Zaribafiyan will be giving a talk titled “Systematic and Deterministic Graph-Minor Embedding of Cartesian Products of Complete Graphs,” which is based on the paper co-authored with fellow 1QBit researchers Dominic Marchand and S. Saeed C. Rezaei. The presentation is part of the session Adiabatic Quantum Computation and Quantum Annealing: Energy Landscapes, Speedup and Embedding. The session will be chaired by Daniel Lidar, Director of the University of Southern California Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology, and will include research presentations from Hartmut Neven, Technical Lead Manager, Image Recognition at Google, on quantum annealing, as well as from Davide Venturelli, USRA Science Operations Manager, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at NASA Ames, on embedding parameters.

Session index   |   Talk abstract

1QBit at SC15

November 6, 2015

1QBit Head of Research Dr. Phil Goddard will be speaking on Friday, November 20 at the Workshop on High Performance Computational Finance at SC15 (formerly “Supercomputing”), the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. His talk, entitled Solving the Optimal Trading Trajectory Problem Using a Quantum Annealer is based on a paper of the same name co-authored with 1QBit researchers Gili Rosenberg and Poya Haghnegahdar, 1QBit Scientific Advisor Marcos López de Prado, Managing Director and Global Head of Market Modelling at Morgan Stanley Peter Carr, and Group Leader of the Scientific Data Management Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science) Kesheng Wu.

Workshop agenda   |   Paper   |   Conference workshops home page   |   SC15 home page

1QBit Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

August 5, 2015
1QBit is thrilled to be recognized by the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer award. The only Canadian company to receive the honour, 1QBit was chosen by a selection committee that includes academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and corporate executives, based on criteria that include innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability, and leadership. As a member of the World Economic Forum, 1QBit will have access to the most influential and sought-after business and political network in the world. 1QBit will also be invited to the World Economic Forum’s “Summer Davos” in Dalian, China this September, and the January Annual Meeting in Davos.

Official press release

1QBit’s Job-Shop Scheduling Paper Co-authored with NASA Presented at AQC 2015, Published

June 30, 2015

1QBit is pleased to be taking part in the Fourth Conference in Adiabatic Quantum Computing this week in Zurich. Our own Dominic Marchand has co-authored a paper with Davide Venturelli from the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA, titled Quantum Annealing Implementation of Job-Shop Scheduling, which was presented yesterday by Mr. Venturelli and was published today on the arXiv.

The job-shop scheduling paper co-authored with NASA and presented yesterday is more of the same quality results we have come to expect from 1QBit and our world class partners. As 1QBit continues to grow, we find ourselves deepening our research and industry relationships in pursuit of optimization software breakthroughs powered by quantum systems. This is an exciting time for quantum computing and this work will continue within both 1QBit and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.”

– Andrew Fursman, CEO and Co-founder, 1QBit

Research paper page

New Board Member Appointed

June 11, 2015

1QBit is pleased to welcome Bluford (Blu) Putnam to the Board of Directors. Blu is CME Group’s Chief Economist and Managing Director of the Strategic Intelligence & Analytics team. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in the financial services industry, with concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management.

“CME and 1QBit are continuing to deepen our collaborative relationship. 1QBit’s appointment of Blu to the Board of Directors recognizes the strong contribution CME has made to 1QBit’s growth, and Blu’s leadership of CME’s intelligence and analytics team makes him a natural connection point between our two organizations. We are honoured to gain Blu’s experience and insight and look forward to bringing 1QBit’s expertise deeper in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group.”

– Andrew Fursman, CEO and Co-founder, 1QBit

1QBit bio   |   Bio at CME Group

Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery

April 11, 2015

1QBit will be attending Discovery, Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence. On April 27, Chair of the Board David Roberts will be speaking about the patterns of disruptive technology and how it can solve some of the world’s most intractable problems. The following day, 1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman will be discussing the future of computing and the research being done to answer these intractable computational problems.

Conference website   |   Programme

1QBit at Wired for Wonder

October 31, 2014

1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman will be giving a keynote presentation at Wired for Wonder on November 27 titled “Supercomputing with Superpositions: How the spookiest concepts of science can solve the worlds hardest problems.” He will also be participating in a debate titled “Identity with Privacy – The Perks and Perils of Openness.”

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