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14 September 2020 – 17 September 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

Workforce Panel Session

Panel: Workforce Development in Quantum Science and Technology

Tuesday, 15 September, 15:45 - 16:45

Following on the momentum of worldwide quantum initiatives, this panel presentation and discussion will focus on Workforce Development in Quantum Science and Technology, a topic of interest in industry, government and academia. Innovative approaches are needed for training both new entrants into the workforce and current workforce members.  

What are the attributes and skills needed by a “quantum engineer”? Are these skills uniform or diverse across subfields? How to best train people in these skills? What examples of specific efforts in this direction are taking place now, and can they be “ported” to other venues? What roles can be played by industry, government and academia in developing a workforce “pipeline”? 

Tommaso Calarco, University of Cologne, Germany
William Clark, General Dynamics, USA
Emily Edwards, Illinois Quantum Information Science & Technology Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Sonika Johri, IonQ, Inc., USA
William Oliver, MIT & Lincoln Laboratory, USA